How To Make Your Kids Love Drinking Water

By Shannon Gurnee
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August 8, 2021
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Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered guest post about how to make your kids love drinking water.

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Making your kids love drinking water can be difficult if you don’t employ the proper measures and tricks. As you know, water is the driving force of all nature. It is very essential for growth and health, and getting your kids to consume a good portion every day could save them from a multitude of health issues.

However, kids of this century will always have the “why” question.  And if you don’t give them a suitable enough answer, they won’t do your bidding. As a parent or guardian, knowing the most effective ways to get your kids to take more water will save you lots of stress and worries. So, why not try these tricks?

Teach Them By Example

Sometimes, when you take the lead, your kids will automatically follow. Rather than telling them, ” you need to drink a lot of water,” why not just show them? Taking the lead and telling your kids to follow can build an interest in them. After all, most kids love emulating their parents.  So, always drink water around them. You will not only appreciate how this move will affect them, but you’ll also love how healthy it’ll make you become too! It’s a win-win.

Invest In A Water Filter Pitcher

If you’re going to make your kids drink bottles of water every day, you might as well ensure that the water is as toxin-free as possible, right? This is why having the best water filter pitcher is such a necessity. First, you can be sure the water is so clean it won’t harm your child. Second, the filter will improve the taste of the water and encourage your kid to drink more. This is one of the best moves you can make. So try it!

Use The Reward System

Give your child a reward sticker when they empty their glass, bottle, or cup of water. This will serve as a form of incentive to them, which will make them look forward to drinking water. You could even do a special dance for them, or give them a hi-five whenever they drink. This will go a long way.

Educate Them

Remember what we said about your kids always needing to know the reason “WHY?” Well, when that “why” comes up, know it’s your chance to educate them about the importance of appropriate water drinking. So go ahead and tell your child about the importance of water. You could even refer to the color of their pee and explain how it shows whether they’re drinking water enough or not. Usually, yellow color signifies less water in the body, while a clear white color signifies that they drank enough water.

Make It More Flavorful

The natural taste of water can easily turn kids off. Infusing some flavors by adding fruits can make the water taste more enticing. This way, your kids will enjoy drinking it.

Children must take enough water to help them stay fit, healthy, and energized. Having all of these tricks and tips in action will effortlessly make your child fall in love with water drinking. Make sure to keep out of sight alternatives like chocolate milk, juice, soda drinks, and all other sweetened beverages that they’ll always have an interest in. 

About Has 1988 Posts

Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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