Are your kids drinking enough water? I’m on a mission to have my kids drink more water year round, not just in the summer. As they get older, I’d like them to understand how our bodies use water to regulate temperature, eliminate waste, and cushion our joints. Plus water helps promote
We’ve also had some problems with dehydration and going through 1 million cups everyday! My kids have always been limited to 1 milk and 1 juice a day, so water is not a shock – it’s just a matter of getting as much as we need in!
- We all have the same cups, different straws. There’s something about everyone having the same thing that makes it better (I don’t know why). Maybe because they’re clear and the same size?
- We’re tying it into Summer Points! 10 extra points for every glass you finish. A full glass = 16 ounces, we’re working to 3-a-day.
- The boys can take them into their rooms for quiet time. Bonus!
Tips from other awesome moms:
We’re tricking J at the moment by adding food colouring in very small quantities to make it look like juice when we give it to him. Each day we’re adding less colour and he’s still drinking it. Soon it will be plain water 🙂 – Cerys
We add just a little powdered sweet tea to water once a day. The rest of the time it is plain with ice cubes. Fun shaped cubes are a big hit. – Deirdre
I never grew up drinking juice, except for party days which was not very often. We do drink milk once a day, but no juice at all. So, its just plain cold water all through the day and my girl drinks loads of it:) Infact she prefers water to juice now:) – Roopa
We got my kids special water bottles with their names on them. They can keep them in the fridge and get ice cold water when ever they want. They are kept on a shelf on their level so they don’t have to ask us for help. – Kristin
This might seem harsh – but we only drink water. that is all there is. We never drink juice or milk or pop. They all love water and drink tons of it. Juice and milk are full of sugar and saved for parties or playdates. The adults drink it too, so there are no questions. Amy
Kristen is the writer and creator behind Busy Kids Happy Mom. The site started in 2011 as a way to share Summer learning and enrichment ideas. First it started with Summer Points, Life Skills were added and now DIY Summer School. All of these activities have similar characteristics, the main theme being to Make Summer Count! She is an Elementary Reading Specialist and the mother of 2 boys!