The first day of school is quickly approaching and parents are gearing their children up for a successful school year. With days filled with different classes and activities, kids can sometimes fall behind on their hydration for the day. Proper hydration can help your kids stay focused and engaged in their learning. To make things easier for you, our team has pulled together five kid-friendly tips that are sure to help them ace hydration this year.
Create a Hydration Challenge
Turn hydration into a fun game that encourages them to continue drinking water. Keep a chart of how often they reach their hydration goal and offer up small rewards at the end of each week. Through these little challenges, they’ll start to understand how important drinking water is for their overall wellbeing.
Build a Hydration Schedule
Manage the hustle and bustle of the school day by working with your child to form school hydration habits. Urge them to bring their water bottle to each class and take drinks in between classes or extracurricular activities. Creating a consistent schedule is one of the ways to help them create healthy hydration habits.
Does your kid complain about the way water tastes? Try adding a splash of their favorite fruit juice to their water. This adds just a hint of flavor and sweetness to make their water drink experience more enjoyable. Make it extra special by infusing their water with their favorite fresh fruit. Some of our favorite flavor combinations include oranges, strawberries, cucumbers, and lemons.
Include Water Rich-Foods in Their Lunch
Boost their water intake during lunch! There are certain fruits/vegetables that contain high water content levels and can contribute towards your child’s daily hydration intake. Some of the most hydrating fruits and vegetables include watermelon, strawberries, oranges, cucumbers, peaches, apples, and zucchini. They’ll also be getting some of their essential vitamins and minerals with each bite.
Add a New Water Bottle to Your Shopping List
Create some excitement around drinking water by getting your child a water bottle they love. Take them to the store to pick out their own or find one that features a few of their favorite colors. Our Flex 16oz Kids Plastic Water Bottle comes in 4 different colors that are sure to make drinking water more fun. Additionally, lean more towards features that make hydration super easy for your kids. Bottles that feature straws or push button lids allow them to drink seamlessly. All of our Kids Water Bottles include one-touch leak proof straw lids and built-in carry loops for easy on-the-go use.