Sodastream have been working alongside Change4Life
to help make water more exciting after recent research found children are not
drinking the recommended daily intake of water. We have been taking part in a little test to see if fizzy water
would encourage my boys to drink more water.
The survey had indicated that boredom was a key part in children not
drinking enough water so adding fizz was one easy avenue to try. It seems parents are eager to try anything
from bribery to making the drink itself seem more appealing with straws, ice
cubes or an exciting new cup.
I must admit I find it hard to get eldest to drink any
fluids, I have to keep an eye on his cup to make sure he has something, he will
otherwise leave the table without having as much as a sip of his drink. Even fruit juices and squashes can be hit
and miss, he just focuses on chomping down his meal! I was worried the other day as he said he had pain in his lower
back and sides and I think it was down to not getting enough water during the
day. Dehydration can cause a surprising
degree of discomfort so it’s vital to encourage your children to drink enough
to stay healthy and happy.
youngest certainly enjoyed the bubbles; his older brother was willing to give
it a try too. I think with Sodastream
its great they can be involved in adding the fizz they liked pressing down and
watching the water transform into a sparkling drink.
Bottled still water got the thumbs down!
are never boring and water is certainly more agreeable for our family now. There are other fantastic benefits if I
continue to get the boys to drink sparkling water it will be better for their
teeth because its sugar free and overall it works cheaper than coming up with a
variety of creative ways to get them to drink more.
you Sodastream for providing me with
a healthier solution to hydrating my boys.