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Getting our kids to drink more water is an ongoing battle.
We all know that water is the healthiest drink we can give to your kids (and ourselves) but getting them to like water when they know that there are alternatives out there, makes it hard. They would rather drink chocolate milk and soda than water. So today I’ve gathered some of the tips, tricks and products that I have used to get my kids to drink more water.
“More than half of all children and adolescents in the U.S. are not getting enough hydration—probably because they’re not drinking enough water—a situation that could have significant repercussions for their physical health and their cognitive and emotional functioning.” The first national study of its kind from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
So if our kids are not drinking enough water it will affect their cognitive and emotional well being? Good to know!
How to Get Your Kids to Drink More Water in the Summer:
1. Make it fun! We are always on the lookout for new toys and products that will actually benefit our children. Technology has blessed everyone’s lives for the better. As long as it’s used in moderation. So today I want to share with you one of my all time favorite water bottles for kids. It’s called Gululu and it’s one of the most brilliant ideas I’ve seen in a long time. Remember those old “electronic pets” that the kids were obsessed over? Well, this interactive smart water bottle incorporates an electronic pet right into the water bottle.
The bottle actually has a screen! It helps our kids develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime. The bottle measures and rewards healthy hydration habits. The animated pets and engaging stories help keep the kids entertained and coming back for more. The kids can choose from a bunch of virtual pets which each have their own personality and story. These pets grow and evolve as your child drinks water.
What’s even more cool is that if your child’s friend has a Gululu, they can connect to each other and play together. These water bottles encourage my kids to drink water instead of me nagging all day long.
We love to take our Gululu out for “field trips” in the summer to keep the kids hydrated when it’s so hot outside. We take it to the pool, the beach, the lake, the park and when school starts, they will take it to school too. There is a school mode so the bottle is not distracting during those hours. The bottle keeps track of how much water your child has drunk using sensors inside the bottle. And when your child get’s home and it connects to WiFi, it will update the information to the cloud based app so you can see the progress your child has made.
I love the fact that I can take the bottle completely apart to hand wash it. This makes me feel better because I know that some water bottles can harbor bacteria.
You can learn more about the Gululu Interactive Water Bottle HERE and also watch the video below.
Hydration is SO important! Great tips!
Both my kids and I need to be better at drinking water. I think I need to invest in more ice cube trays as we’re constantly running out and you’re right–they like it cold better.
I love this water bottle! Making it fun is key for kids sometimes and I know my boys would love it!