As a parent I’m regularly concerned about what I’m feeding my children always trying to ensure that I’m getting enough fruit and veg into their diet and limiting their sugary and salty snacks. I know that as a whole they’re pretty healthy kids when it comes to food and limiting sugar laden drinks. I get so caught up in watching the fat content of foods and reading labels and making sure they get their vitamins and minerals that I often forget to think about one of the most important yet basic things; water. I am fortunate that my children don’t mind drinking water it’s never really been much of a battle for me but it definitely got me thinking about whether they get enough of the fluid every day. With two out three (64%) parents saying they do not know how much water their children should be drinking each day I know that I am not alone in misplacing the knowledge.
And this is where the brilliant Robinsons come into play. Robinsons fruit cordials and squashes are very much a household name here in England and they are a brilliant way to enjoy drinking more water. The Robinsons range contains no added sugar, is free from artificial colours and preservatives and comes in such a wide range of flavours to choose from – perfect for fussy small children.
I was sent 6 flavours of their Squash’d range to take part in the #EnjoyMoreWater campaign. Robinsons launched the Enjoying Drinking More Water campaign in January 2016 as part of their mission to get us Brits enjoying drinking water and ultimately keeping us in better health. What I love about the Squash’d range is the fact that I can take the small container anywhere I go as it’s the perfect size for popping in my bag or even my jeans pockets! It means that I can take my favourite flavour ( Passion fruit & Mango) with me and not be bored of the idea of drinking water. The children loved how easy it was to make their own drinks up without my assistance. They can both reach the tap but often struggle with a large bottle of squash and we often end up with a big puddle in the kitchen! By giving them the independence they felt more grown up and their water intake almost doubled within a few days and no spills for me to clean up either.
There are plenty of ways of trying to get our kids to drink water but here are my most trusted go to tips:
- Use a sticker chart to mark off every cup finished
- Everybody loves a straw!
- Find a Robinson squash flavour that they enjoy
- Freeze some water & add the ice cubes to a drink
- Add slices of fruit & herbs like mint leaves
- Get the children involved
- Set reminders on your phone alerting you & your family to drink
“This post is an entry for BritMums #EnjoyMoreWater Challenge, sponsored by Robinsons”