Having small kids makes me very aware of what we all drink around our home, at school, on the road, and any time we are thirsty. My husband and I have always been water drinkers. My husband has grown up in Oregon for most of his life and lived in very hot areas so he says he has always valued water.
My kids have picked up our good habit because we have always limited their choice to water and talk to them about what we eat to keep us healthy. By also setting an example of drinking water works and both of our children drink water as a preferred drink.
What is also important is to make sure we all drink enough water especially on warmer days and when active. We talk to or children about the benefits of being healthy and how water can help us stay feeling good.
Being a mom who just had a baby, helps me understand even more on the importance of drinking water. With the average new born weight being approximately 80 percent of water, it was important that I kept my body hydrated. And with roughly 70-75 percent of the earth by water and us humans only able to use about 3/10ths of it, it is important that we use what we have and filter water and not waste it (Source: AllAboutWater.org).
Here’s my tips:
The point is if you want your kids to drink more water embody those principles and show them that’s what choice to make. It’s about creating healthy habits for the long term.
That’s one way I’ve helped my kids discover the wonders of water. Brita’s new product, the Brita Bottle for Kids, now provides an easy and fun way to have clean, filtered H2O on the go.
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