Drinking lots of water is a no brainer, especially as the summer days arrive and the children are more likely to be found in the garden playing than relaxing around the house. But for me, remembering to drink enough water is the thing I usually remember as evening arrives, and for the little people stopping for a drink is always a chore.Robinsons are working with parents to create an awareness of the importance of keeping refreshed over the summer months, and ensuring that the whole family are keeping hydrated. Not only have Robinsons introduced two new flavours to their range – Orange & Peach and Lemon & Pink Grapefruit- but they’ve also introduced a fab range of Robinsons Squash’d, a super concentrated squash.
Robinsons Squash’d comes in a bottle so small that not only can you fit it without problem into your bag or picnic basket, but, if your family is like ours, and your children long for independence it’s perfect for little hands to make their own drinks. And I think that’s how we’ve increased our water consumption as a family. At work I’m more likely to say ‘yes’ to a cup of coffee than a glass of water. Knowing I’ve got a little bottle of Squash’d in my handbag means I’ve found myself drinking far more water, to the extent that this week I realised I’d actually gone a few days without any coffee (and survived!).
For the children it’s the independence.In the same way as the children love sorting their own breakfast (plastic bowls and cereal in a low cupboard and a half full bottle of milk always in the fridge), they now love seeing to themselves when they want a drink (admittedly they’re using the toilet sink for water rather than overcoming the height of the kitchen sink).
And it’s great. Especially because whereas in the past we’ve stuck with a few standard bottles of Robinsons, now they have lots of variety to choose from, and bottles that are small enough and easy enough to handle.
Which means, more often than not, when they’re not raiding the fridge for snacks, they’re most often found enjoying a drink.
Hydration worried- be gone! Disclosure: We received a gift box including Robinsons Squash’d for the purposes of this post. This post is an entry for BritMums #EnjoyMoreWater Challenge, sponsored by Robinsons. All views and opinions contained are my own.