We all know how important drinking water is. It is not just important for adults to drink water, your kids need to drink it as well. However, it is easier said than done. Some kids just refuse to drink water. Here are a few tips to try to make drinking water enjoyable for your kids.
If your kids love fruit and fruit juices, try putting frozen fruit in their water instead of ice cubes.
Infuse water with fruit, such as lemon, strawberries, blueberries, oranges, really anything.
Put the water in their favorite cup or, if they don’t have a favorite cup, buy some fun cups or add some stickers to a cup they have to make it more appealing.
Always carry a water bottle around for them. My kid LOVES his HydroFlask mini water bottle (and mine).
Use fun straws.
Be a role model. Make sure that you are drinking water and your kids see it.
Remember to try to choose water over sugary beverages. IF your child just loves juice or milk and will not drink water, reward them with these beverages AFTER they drink water. Chances are they may not want it anymore OR they won’t drink as much as they would if they didn’t have the water first.
Creativity is always key when it comes to kids. Have fun with it!
Until next time.