Many parents are familiar with the problem: they just can’t get their kids to drink enough. But it’s important for children to stay adequately hydrated every day to keep them feeling healthy and make sure they can concentrate at school. From foods with a high water content to drink bottles – all you need is a few tips to get your kids wanting to drink more water, fruit juices and unsweetened teas!
Some adults know it’s true both for themselves and for their children: they don’t drink enough water. But children actually need to drink more water as they have a higher proportion of body water than adults. The amount of water they should be drinking not only depends on the age of the child, but also on what they’re eating, how much they’re eating and how much exercise they do.
According to the German Association for Nutrition, the recommended daily intake of fluids for children by age group is as follows:
But of course, your kids might need to drink even more than this if they spend a lot of time buzzing about or when the temperatures soar in summer.
Much like wearing a helmet on a bike, it’s also important for parents to set an example when it comes to good drinking habits. A lot of the time, kids are even less inclined to drink when they feel pressured into it. So, to make sure your little ones don’t feel like they’re being forced to drink something, it’s better to offer them drinks and grab a glass of water at mealtimes or in between. If you don’t, your children might associate drinking with a negative experience and feeling obligated. And they’ll get a really grouchy attitude towards drinking as a result.
Children should always have something with them to drink when they’re away from home – whether they’re at nursery, at school or playing outside. And what could be better than a stylish and, above all, functional flask?
The EMSA flasks are also:
They’re the perfect companions for kids, and a great way to keep them hydrated at all times and through all their adventures, big and small.