Water Tips & Information For Your Kids
Water is crucial for survival. During the summer we have discussed the importance of drinking water and tips to help you drink more water. These are great, but we feel like we missed one crucial age group: children.
Many children across this country are not getting the proper intake of water. Whether it is because of their parents habits or they simply enjoy other options more, there are plenty of things you can do as a parent to ensure your child drinks water.
Benefits Of Children Drinking Water
Fluoride: many municipalities incorporate fluoride within their tap water to help benefit children’s oral health. Fluoride can help with cavities, tooth decay and other early stages of oral diseases. As children drink water with fluoride in it, their teeth strengthen. Some doctors are now asking parents if they allow their children to drink non-bottled water for this very reason.
Replaces Sugar Beverages: Soda and other sugary beverages are almost in all households across America. Replacing these drinks with water can greatly improve your child’s health and help keep them at a desirable weight. In the US, it is estimated that 1 of every 6 children is overweight. Sugary drinks like soda, juice, and sports drinks have linked to weight problems in over 90 different studies. Not having these drinks readily available in your home can greatly affect your child’s healthy habits.
Dehydration: Active young children run around a lot, so even mild dehydration can result in them feeling tired and losing energy.
Carries Nutrients & Flushes Toxins: Keeping your children healthy is always an important part of being a parent. It’s not pleasant seeing your child sick and missing a day of work for it is also not fun. A steady flow of water for your child can help remove some bad toxins that can lead to sickness.
How Can I Get My Child To Drink More Water?
- Pack a reusable water bottle for lunch or whenever you leave the house.
- In the summer get a reusable water bottle that keeps your water cooler for longer.
- Remove sweetened drinks from the home.
- Flavor up water for your children. You can make it more fun and tasty by adding lemon, orange or mint.
- Install a Stonybrook Water Dispenser. Having a personal water dispenser makes water more easily available and more fun for your children.
For more information about Stonybrook Water Company and our filtration dispensers, please feel free to give us a call at 978-865-9899.