Children can easily forget to drink water when at school, here are a few tips to keep them hydrated.
24 September 2018| Last updated on 26 September 2018
Back to school time can bring along lots of excitement... and maybe some anxiety.
While children are happy to reunite with friends, make new ones and meet their teachers, parents worry about how ready they are and whether their checklist has all the necessities.
Well, let’s talk about one very important factor in a student’s success, and a substance that no child should miss out on, especially at school: water.
Children between the ages of 4-13 should drink up to 8 glasses of water per day, within which they spend a minimum of 6 hours at school. While you make sure you pair your child’s breakfast with a fresh glass of water, you may worry that he or she doesn’t drink an adequate amount of water during the school day. This can leave them vulnerable to dehydration, which can lead to severe consequences on their health.
Here are a few tips to keep your child hydrated at school:
1. Install a Water Filtration System at home
Home is where it all begins. Having premium quality and delicious water at all times ensures a healthy lifestyle, cuts down on waste and saves you money.
Permatech Ro Systems offers a continuous supply of fresh and clean water which can make all the difference in a family’s well-being. Give us a call or drop us a message and a water specialist will help you choose the system that best suits your water needs.
2. Buy reusable water bottles
Make it fun by involving your child in choosing their water bottles. Their favourite colour or a cartoon character they fancy can be very encouraging to drink water more frequently.
Invest in a high-quality stainless steel or BPA-Free plastic water bottle. And, be prepared for those “Mom, I lost my water bottle” moments by stocking up on water bottles to make sure your child doesn’t go a single day to school without one.
3. Accessibility is Key
Having water within reach increases the chances of your child drinking it. Choose a backpack with a side pocket or a lunch bag in which a bottle can easily fit, to make taking it out a simple task.
4. Talk about the importance of staying hydrated
Explain to your child how our brains and bodies need plenty of hydration to function properly. Talk about maintaining the drinking water routine even outside the home.
5. Make it a habit
Set an example by creating a family routine and drinking plenty of water yourself.
Encourage the healthy habit by offering water throughout the day; first thing in the morning, before and after every meal, before taking a shower, and around an hour before bedtime. One of the best ways to make children favour water is by not having sugary drinks available at home.
Overall, drinking water should be a priority at all times, even after the school bells ring. Make sure your child has drinking water for their after-school activities, afternoon walk at the beach, or a quick stroll at the mall. Turning drinking water into a habit will make it a pleasurable experience, for all your family.
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