As parents we all understand the importance of keeping our kids hydrated. However itís often a challenge to get our kids to drink enough water.
Image Purchased From ShutterStock
So in a minute Iíll share with you some great tips to get your kids drinking more water, but first here are some interesting facts about hydration in kidsÖ
Kids aged 9-13 only need 6 glasses of water a day
Kids aged 14-18 need 6-7 classes a day
Children who drink filtered water tend to enjoy the taste better.
Mild dehydration in children (approximately 2%) can cause lack of concentration, headaches, reduced medial and physical performance as well as dry skin and irritability.
As Parents, these symptoms are major concerns for many of us as we want our kids to be as healthy as possible.
Image from PixaBay
So in order to keep your kids hydrated, here are 5 great tips to get your kids drinking more waterÖ
Make it fun - Lets face it, kids love fun. They love their favourite action characters on their bed sheets, and they love eating their favourite desserts. So if you want to get your kids drinking more water, simply follow this same system. Perhaps if could be a glass with their favourite character on it, or maybe a swirly straw that they enjoy? Either way, when water is fun it disappears.
Make it accessible - I found that when I gave my kids water bottles they started drinking far more often. My favourite are ones from fill2pure as they also filter out all the hidden chemicals that your kids (or you) donít need to be consuming. I got my kids the third world bottle as it says it filters the viruses out too.
Make it a game - Kids love games, and they also love winning. So grab a large sheet of paper and create a column for each of your kids. Then create some water glass icons (Your kids will love colouring them in), and use them to keep track of how much water your kids have drunk for the day. The one who drinks the most each day wins a prize such as choosing the TV Channel or whats for dessert.
Do it with them - Letís face it, kids want to be just like their mum and dad. They want to eat the same foods, dress the same way, and even do the same things. So needless to say, if your kids see you enjoying water, then they too will start drinking a lot too.
By following these simple tips youíll not only be solving immediate issues such as lack of concentration, but will also be creating great habits that will last your kids a lifetime!