Water is vital for health and wellbeing, and this is particularly important in children. Without proper hydration, development can be impaired, and they may struggle to grow bigger and stronger. However, with the range of brightly coloured sugary drinks available in stores, it can be challenging for parents to ensure that their children are drinking enough water.
If you want to have your child drink more water, the easiest way is to restrict what beverages are in the house. If you don’t want your child drinking sugary soda, then don’t have it in within reach. This may sound a little draconian, but if you allow your child the choice of water or soda, they are likely to choose the sugary, fizzy drink. By not having it in the house, it will become a rare treat rather than an everyday drink.
Ensure the Water Tastes Good:
The next step is to make sure that the water you are offering tastes good. Most adults are aware that tap water can taste a little funky, but kids tend to be far fussier. This means that it is important that the water you are offering tastes nice. Consider spring water, or having a water cooler installed, so your children will always have the option of great tasting water on hand. If the kids are still unimpressed, you could liven up the taste of the water by adding in a slice of fruit or making an infusion.
Make up a Drinking Game:
If you want to encourage your kids in drinking more water, one of the best ways is to make up a game. With a range of plastic cups, Perth parents could create different colours for times of the day. You could also offer incentives such as drinking eight glasses a day earns them a sticker or a star on a chart for a treat at the end of the week. The more fun you have, the more likely the kids will enjoy drinking more water. Once you have established this, it will become routine, and you will have fewer complaints about them wanting sugary drinks.
If you are interested in good quality drinking water and plastic cups for sale in bulk, you should speak to us. Aussie Natural has a range of spring water and water cooler products including a carton of 1000 plastic cups. A member of our team would be happy to discuss your needs and help you to keep your children happy and hydrated.