How to Get Your Kids to Drink More Water


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It’s not really a challenge getting a kid to drink something. The average child loves sodas, milk, juice, smoothies, milkshakes, and so on. But the main struggle is getting kids to drink water. Honestly, for a lot of adults, it seems to be a hassle too. Sure, it’s understandable; after all, water is bland; it doesn’t have a taste. So why drink something, especially frequently, if it lacks taste? While this might be the case, it’s so important to get your kid to cut out sugar and swap what they eat and drink for healthier alternatives. When it comes to anybody, it can be a struggle. 


After all, why drink basic water when there are drinks with a flavor that can also keep you hydrated? Fortunately, even if water, there are ways! So, here is everything you need to know to get your little ones to drink more water.

Keep it Easily Accessible

Honestly, it’s as simple as allowing them to get water from the tap, a pitcher, or even straight from the fridge. But the convenience factor of water is immediately going to help with getting your kids to drink it. When it comes to water, you’ll obviously want to consider things like the best alkaline water filter for your tap and so on. Just make sure the drinking water is safe, easily accessible, and you could even get some reusable water bottles and just have them in the fridge for additional convenience. Overall, if it’s easily accessible, it’s going to be more in demand. 

Make Slow and Gradual Changes

When it comes to creating healthy habits, almost always, your best bet is to go about a slow and gradual change. If your child is more accustomed to drinking flavored beverages, ease them into the switch slowly by mixing equal parts juice and water and gradually decreasing the amount of juice each week. You can also use a whiteboard or chart to track daily water consumption and reward them with a fun activity when they meet their goal.

Always Try to Set a Good Example

If they see you drinking water, they’re going to drink it too. When it comes to basically any healthy habit, if you’re doing it, they’re going to do it too. Plus, just think about it, if your home has a certain culture, such as a strong health culture, this is going to surround your child and influence them. But it’s all going to start with you and the example that you choose to make. 

Flavored Water is Fine

One thing you need to keep in mind is that it’s entirely okay to enjoy flavored water.  There’s a difference between soda and water. The same can be said for juice and water. Adding some fruit to the water, like lemon or even mint, is going to make it taste great, with little calories. Just keep in mind that lemon water, cucumber water, or any infused water can be a good thing, and it can even have the potential to be exactly what a kid needs to start drinking more water.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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1 month ago

Water serves as the foundation of hydration, and adequate hydration is essential for children’s bodies to function optimally. Proper hydration ensures that vital organs, such as the heart, brain, and muscles, receive the nutrients they need to perform efficiently. Dehydration, even in mild forms, can lead to fatigue, dizziness, and impaired cognitive function, hindering a child’s ability to learn and engage.

1 month ago

Water, while essential for life, can carry an array of impurities and contaminants that impact its quality. The water that flows from your tap may look clear, but it can harbor invisible threats. Contaminants can affect the taste, odor, and color of water, compromising its purity. Reverse osmosis ensures that the water you drink and use in cooking is devoid of these impurities, promoting a healthier lifestyle for you and your family. Reverse osmosis is a powerful filtration process that removes contaminants like bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, pesticides, chlorine, and even dissolved salts. This results in water that is not only safe to drink but also has a crisp, refreshing taste. 

1 month ago

It’s a good idea to develop good habits for them. The main thing is to make sure that you have good water in the tap and whether it is worth buying it or installing filters at home. I read a post about water quality in Orlando to know for sure.