Friday, 24 June 2016

#EnjoyMoreWater with Robinsons

I've written before about how I find it tricky to get my children to drink more, especially during the summer time when keeping hydrated is really important.  We had some fairly good results with the Infruition water bottles we reviewed last year however, now that the summer is here and we will be out and about a bit more, carrying five bottles filled with fruit and water requires a suitcase in itself!  So when I saw that BritMums were running a challenge with Robinsons to get children to drink more water I decided to sign up and give it a whirl!

Which one to choose first?

We received a selection of Robinsons Squash'd (six flavours in all) and a chart to track the kids' progress. We were all set!

Teeny, tiny little bottles for taking everywhere!


The little bottles of Squash'd are perfect for taking with you on the go so that you can add to any bottled water that you buy or to your existing drinks bottles too.  I like the fact that I can chuck a couple of the different flavours in a bag to take to the park, or to just have at home so that little hands can help themselves. So much less messy than a big bottle of squash and really convenient.

Easy for little hands and no mess!

A quick after school pit stop with Squash'd


My older children liked taking the squash'd to school with them so that they could add it to their water bottles and keep them topped up using the school water fountains throughout the day.  I have to also confess that I added a squirt of Squash'd to the water bottle I take when I'm running once or twice - it made a nice change from plain water.  Squash'd isn't just for children!

BritMums asked us to share some tips and tricks for keeping children refreshed with Squash'd and here are mine:

Keep drinks bottles made up with water and Squash'd outside where the kids are playing for quick access to a drink. The twins like playing on their bikes and scooters at the minute which is thirsty work, so over the past few weeks I've made up and left a couple of bottles of Squash'd on the doorstep for them to have while they are outside. It means they are less likely to forget to ask for a drink if it's already there.

Biking is thirsty work!


Decorated bottles and nice cups are a must for encouraging children to drink. Twin girl likes foxes and so we have a drinks bottle decorated with foxes which she prefers drinking over all the others we have (and let's face it we have hundreds of plastic cups - they seem to breed in my cupboards!).

The fox cup


Buy some straws! My children are obsessed with straws in cups. This always makes them want a drink - it must be the novelty I suppose.

Slurp!


Novelty ice cubes also go down well with my children. The idea of having Darth Vader's head floating in their drink is a real hit with them and has the added benefit of cooling them down too of course. They also like slices of lemon and orange added to their drinks. Making up their drinks on their own is also a lot of fun for them - they like making "potions" to try at the moment.  Hours of fun...

This is a Stormtrooper, honest.  It may look like a big blob of ice but
the kids think this is great.  May the force be with you...


I sometimes use fizzy water with our Squash'd as a "treat". I know it doesn't sound like much of a treat as it is just water, but the twins think it is the same as having cola or lemonade, except it's a lot better for them as you don't need all that much Squash'd in the glass to flavour it. A little goes a long way!


Making progress with Squash'd


On the whole we have really been impressed with Squash'd.  As you can see from our star chart, the twins have been drinking plenty of water.  Thank you Robinsons and BritMums for letting us try it!

Lunatic...



This post is an entry for BritMums #EnjoyMoreWater Challenge, sponsored by Robinsons

1 comment:

  1. Great to hear how you got on and lovely pictures. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

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