Water is essential for life therefore it’s a crucial part of our diet… after all we are nearly two-thirds water! Many of us forget about the importance of the right hydration levels or simply have not enough knowledge on how to ensure it but the right hydration level is crucial to our wellbeing and development, especially for young children so we should do all we can to get it right!
Two out of three parents have no idea how much water their kids should intake every day. Infants and young children have a higher proportion of water in their body mass when compared to adults so it’s especially important to maintain the correct hydration level.
A child between the age of one and three needs about 1.3 litres of fluids a day, this amount will rise depending on your child’s activity levels or the weather conditions. Some of those liquids will come from the food they eat but most of it will require serving as a drink.
Drinking water is a perfect choice as it provides the required liquids, helping with hydration without additional calories in the child’s diet. But plain water can be a little bit boring, can’t it? Well, this may be true but we should lead by example. If you drink water instead of juices or canned drinks, the chances are that your child will do the same. The best tip from me is to “get them whilst they are young”. If your child will get used to drinking water at a young age, they will most likely still drink it when he or she is all grown up. It’s much easier to teach them this good habit when they are young… as it might really become a nightmare trying to convince them to swap fizzy drinks for example for water later on in life.
So what to do when plain water isn’t really an option?
Well, Robinsons to the rescue!
With real fruit in every drop, Robinsons is a tasty way to enjoy drinking more water. The Robinsons range contains no added sugar, is free from artificial colours and preservatives and is a great way to stay refreshed this summer.
This small, handy and super concentrated squash offers 20 servings per bottle and it comes in a choice of six delicious flavours:
- Apple & Blackcurrant
- Lemon & Lime
- Orange & Peach
- Passion Fruit & Mango
- Summer Fruit
With such an ace up your sleeve there really should be no problems with hydration this summer!
Do you have any trick and tips which can help to drink more water?
* This post is an entry for BritMums #EnjoyMoreWater Challenge, sponsored by Robinsons