Wednesday, 8 July 2020

7 ways to get your child to drink more.

Hey readers,

It can be hard to get kids to drink sometimes and they may need some encouragement so here are my 7 tips to get your child to drink more. 

1.  Frozen fruit.

My first tip would be if you are giving your child a drink of water it can be quite bland so to add some flavour a slice of frozen fruit can enhance the flavour. 

You can even try putting a small slice of fruit such as raspberry or strawberry into an ice cube and freeze that to see how they get on.

 2. Fun straw. 

Kids love fun things that grab their attention so having a fun straw will certainly get them to try drinking.

You can get a variety of different colours and styles that stand out for the child. They are available in a number of online and in-store. Below I have put a photo exam of fun straw so you get the idea. 

3. Let them chose their bottle. 

Kids love having their own independence so giving them the choice (obviously depending on price) this means they are more willing to drink from a bottle that they have chosen. 

4. Use a water app. 

There are many good free apps on the market that you can download and use as a visual tool to encourage your child to drink more water. 

One such app is Plant Nanny. If you haven't heard of plant Nanny is a health app with the element of fun attached to it. The plant keeps your company every day by living in your phone. 

It encourages you to drink regularly by doing this you have to water your plant at different times of the day to help it grow. 

The nanny will remind you how much you have to drink every day and just a fun way to get motivated to drink more. 

5. Role model.

Practice what you preach and sometimes just leading by example and drinking yourself can encourage a child to follow suit. 

6. Have a variety of choice.

Having a variety of different flavours of drinks makes it much more enjoyable for the child as they have a choice. 

Whether it be milk, juice, squash or even a smoothie can get a child excited because they are not just having the same boring drink again and again. 

7. Make fruit lollies. 

An alternative way to get fluid intake up for a child is to make fruit lollies. not only do they have fruit in but water as well to keep them hydrated. Here is a link to BBC Good Food with a fab list of different types of fruit lollies you can make at home. 

hope you have found this post helpful in getting ideas to encourage your child to drink. Have I missed out on anything? Or is there a technique you use that has been effective in helping your child to drink more? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below.

Cheers for reading X 

Musings Of A Tired Mummy


  1. Totally agree with the vlet them choose their own bottle, that can make such a difference with children #stayclassymama@_karendennis

  2. My youngest is really bad at drinking water or anything to be honest. I keep buying her different bottles and cups to get her drinking that work for a few weeks but then the novelty wears off. She's costs me a small fortune. lol Great advice x

  3. It's surprisingly hard at times! Good tips #StayClassyMama

  4. Great tips! #alittlebitofeverything

  5. My little Edward is autistic and will only drink water, but I love the funky straws ideas so I might give those a try. #StayClassyMama

  6. Fab tips! I love the sound of the app.
    I've also found that letting little ones choose their own cup/bottle really helps. x

  7. Staying hydrated is so important. I was worried about my kids drinking enough but they also spilled a lot so we are using water bottles. Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

  8. These are super handy. My SPD son often doesn't drink enough, and it's hard work getting him to remember to drink. #stayclassymama sorry it's late, the last two weeks have been crazy here...