With the Summer upon us, keeping the children hydrated is really important. They love to run around outside and play as much as they can, but with the added heat of the sun I try to ensure they always have a fresh, cool drink on hand to encourage them to keep drinking.
Although my two children do drink a fair bit, I know they should be drinking more, especially in the heat, but I know they do get bored of drinking the same flavour drink, be it plain water or squash again and again.
This is where Robinsons come in with their range of Robinsons Squash’d, which comes in small handy bottles of super concentrated squash, making them ideal for taking out and about with you, in your handbag or wherever you happen to be as all it requires is a quick squirt in water to give you a glass or bottle of tasty juice!
With six flavours available, there really is something for all taste buds an I’d have to say Lemon & Lime is my favourite.
- Summer Fruits
- Apple & Blackcurrant
- Orange & Peach
- Passion Fruit & Mango
- Lemon & Lime
What I like about these is not only are they portable, but they are so small and easy to hold, that the kids can make their own drinks. Often I’m not keen on them attempting to pour from a large bottle of squash, but these make it simple, which also makes it fun and encourages the children to make their own drink which in itself makes them drink more!
Miss M loves experimenting with different flavours but Apple & Blackcurrant is one of her favourites. She is exceptionally sporty (not sure where that gene came from!) and spends as much time as possible carrying out, outdoor pursuits being it climbing, roller blading, sailing, football, rugby etc. Therefore I always have to ensure she has plenty of liquid refreshments with her. I want her to stay hydrated to keep her energy levels up and ensure that she doesn’t dehydrate.
My tips for ensuring children drink enough and keep hydrated are to:
- Let kids pick their own flavour and make their own bottle of squash – that way they are more likely to try it!
- Vary the flavours and options available to kids so they don’t get bored.
- Always keep a child friendly bottle to hand as kids love something fun and interesting to drink out of.
- Turn the drink into a slush! Crush some ice and flavour it with Robinsons Squash’d.
- Make flavoured ice cubes or ice lollies for hot, sunny days – it keeps the kids refreshed and they taste great.
This post is an entry for BritMums #EnjoyMoreWater Challenge, sponsored by Robinsons