Water is essential to everyone, but it is most essential to kids—without the right amount of hydration, they cannot properly develop and grow to be big and strong. However, the fairly recent influx of sugary beverages into the economy, combined with a child’s natural sweet tooth, has made hydration a little more challenging for the little ones, but it is not impossible. Join us today as we go over some easy ways to get your child to drink more water!
When it comes to getting your child to consume more water and less sugary drinks, the easiest way to do it is to limit what you have in the house. For example, if you do not want your child to have soda, do not have it in the pantry or anywhere else where it can be easily accessible. Yes, we know that this sounds a little redundant, but it is the truth—if faced with the decision between a soda and water, most likely the child will choose soda. Cut soda out of the equation entirely by not even having it in the house.
In addition, when your child comes to you and says that they’re thirsty, don’t ask them what they want to drink—instead, hand them a water bottle.
Also, an easy way to get your kids to drink more water is to make it into a game. Say, perhaps, that for every eight glasses of water that they drink (the daily recommended amount for kids) they get a little bit more in their allowance, or for every 10 times you take them out for ice cream. You can even have them compete with their siblings (and you and your spouse) to see who can drink the most amount of water throughout the day. The more fun it is to drink water, the more your kids are likely to do it!
Finally, if all else fails, get your kids some cool cups. Say that they can only be used to drink water, and watch how fast they start hydrating throughout the day. Kids love fun, but they might love cool cups even more.
Hydration may seem like a challenge, but you would be surprised just how simple it is when you break it down to size.
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