Like the scouts and brownies say – Be Prepared! Don’t hope you will be able to buy water, always bring some with you.
If your children find water a tad boring but you still want them to down some liquid try to avoid fruit juice as its high in sugars and acids. Here’s a few deas
USE ICE-CUBE TRAYS WITH LOTS OF FUN SHAPES AND POP THE ICE CUBES IN THE WATER
YOUR CHILD SHOULD CHOSE THEIR CUP – MAKE A SHOPPING TRIP FOR YOU BOTH TO CHOSE CUPS
DON’T JUST SAY DO! IF YOU GLUG CANS OF FIZZY DRINK THEN IT’S SENDING A MESSAGE AND IT’S NOT A USEFUL ONE
WANT FIZZY – BUY A DRINKS CARBONATOR – SODASTREAM HAVE SOME GREAT EXAMPLES
If your child is under four water really is the way forward and arguably its the territory of start as you mean to go on. In the greater sense of thinking ahead, by not giving children a taste for fizzy drinks early on, they’ll glug water more happily later on. Echoing the NHS guidelines avoid giving babies fruit flavoured baby juices and under no circumstances give it to the in feeding bottles. Fruit juice is not suitable for babies under six months.
Five fun ways to make water more appealing to your children
- Use ice cube trays that make fun shapes and use those ice cubes in your child’s water – we love the Lego bricks one!
- Float slices of fruit (such as lemons or limes) in a pitcher of water
- Take your child to pick out a new, special cup
- Keep small bottles of water (the kind with the flip-top) in the fridge so that kids can easily grab one
- Set a good example and drink water yourself!
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