Water is a crucial part of your child’s health. If your child does not drink water, it will affect their body as the human body is made up largely of water. Water is your child’s body’s most important nutrient and it is involved in every bodily function of theirs, making up 70- 75% total body weight.

Why water is essential for your children’s body?

By not drinking water, it won’t flush out waste that collects in their body causing countless problems.

Water helps the human body to maintain temperature, metabolise body fat, aids in digestion, lubricates and cushions organs, transports nutrients, and flushes toxins from the body among numerous other functions.

Ideas to help your child drink more water

Make it fun

Let your children choose their special cup that they get to drink water only from. Leave the special cup of water where your child can easily reach it and have it on hand whenever you are on-the-go.

If your child loves ice, purchase some creative ice trays to help make it fun and enjoyable. Get your child to get the ice tray out of the fridge and into their special cup. You can also make a fun game out of this, ‘let’s see if you can drink the water before the ice cube melts’.

If you child prefers to drink with a straw, purchase some reusable drinking straws to help entice them to drink their water.

Make it available

Always leave their special cup of water where your child can reach it so when they are thirsty, they know where to go.

Be creative

Make the transition to drinking more water easier by being creative with your child’s water. Stick some slices of their favourite fruit in there, such as strawberries to add some flavour.

Be an example

Children as we know are always watching and imitating what we as parents do. Encourage them when to also drink water when you do and let me know see you drinking water to. Make drinking water a part of your family’s lifestyle.

Limit their options

Don’t have too many options available, try to only have water, milk and one juice option available. Make a cup of juice the reward for finishing their water intake at the end of the day.

Where to next?

Ensuring your children are drinking water that is clear from any harmful bacteria is just as important as them remembering to drink water as it has the potential to cause health threats. This is one of  the reason why Waterways have developed a CC1 Quad Action filtration system. This system has been specifically designed to provide you with a constant source of clean, sweet tasting water.

Why is it important for your children to consume clean water?  With the increase of pollutants which are finding their way into our water supply, resulting in our water being filled with a high percentage of water toxins.

So not only is it important that you drink water, it is also essential that you and your children drink clean filtered water.

At Waterways, we provide sophisticated and targeted methods of ensuring your drinking water remains safe to drink and reducing the need for chemical treatments.

 

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