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Keeping Kids Hydrated

Thanks to Nestlé® Pure Life® for sponsoring this conversation.

Keeping kids hydrated is so important to us that we teamed up with Nestlé® Pure Life® to talk about families’ water drinking habits. The fact is that kids in America are not drinking the amount of water they need.

Hydration doesn’t stop when the hot days of summer end and the cooler temps roll in. Hydration is important for kids year-round!

little girl drinking water in football helmet
middle school girl with water bottle

As a proud sponsor of the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Drink Up initiative, Nestlé® Pure Life® is committed to helping kids drink more water as part of their efforts to help families lead healthier lives. If, we, as parents, can encourage small changes in our kids at a young age, like drinking water regularly, it can have a big impact on the rest of their life – which Nestlé® Pure Life® calls The Ripple Effect.

When we asked our Baby Gizmo parents to tell us ways that they get their kids to drink more water, they had some great ideas. Here are some of our favorites:

I always have water with me and have set an example that they want to also. – Chickie B.

I don’t stock up on soda so the choice is very easy. – Donna J.

We use a magic cup and flavor packs for the grandchildren. Works like a charm! – Sheryl S.

We use the theory that children mimic the behaviors they see, and the DH and I try to only drink water about 95% of the time. It works! – Ashley C

I like to infuse water with fruit to make it flavored. – Lauren

Crunchy Ice gets them to drink water! – Rio

We got a new fridge that has the water in the door. They are enthralled. They drink so much more water! – Tiffany

We give our daughter sips of water from our glasses. She thinks it’s fun because it’s from Mommy or Daddy’s glass. – AmyBelle

The best way to get kids to drink water is to only have water in your house. – Ashley M.

My kids choose water first because it’s been given to them instead of juice and soda since they started drinking things other than milk. Start them young and it will be a part of their normal. – Jesi L.

Infusing lemon juice or cucumbers helps to increase water consumption in my household. – Samantha

Drinking out of fun cups helps for our kids! – Laura S.

My kids love drinking water out of fun cups with silly straws. – Lesley T.

My kids start with a Camelback Kids water bottle when they start table foods around 6 months. We fill it daily, different amounts for different ages. When their bottle is empty, they ca have something to drink of their choosing. – Amanda M.

First don’t offer littles anything but water or milk, if they don’t have anything else they don’t know any better. Secondly add fruit like strawberries, pineapple, lemon my kids love seeing the fruit in their cups and it tastes delicious! – Mollie S.

Did we miss any of your favorite ways to get kids to drink more water? Leave us a comment and let us know.

Thank you to Nestle® Pure Life® for sponsoring this blog post. All opinions are my own.

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