Drink more water: Begin at home

Robinsons set up the Enjoying Drinking More Water campaign in January of this year to help children stay refreshed after active play. I honestly believe that the best way to get children to drink more water is if they see their parents, or other adults, doing it as well.

Over the past few (quite a few) years I have got into a really bad habit of drinking too much Coca Cola. It all started when I lived in Toronto, Canada. I was really  surprised to see that they don’t seem to have any kind of squash products for drinks. I used to be a massive Robinsons drinker. I could go through glasses and glasses of the No Added Sugar Apple and Blackcurrant squash every day. I absolutely hate drinking plain water so I didn’t really have many options in Toronto. The guy I lived with at the time also had a fridge full of Coca Cola or Sprite making it easy to fall into this bad habit. I brought it back home with me and haven’t really been able to get myself out of it.

Erin is only 6 months old but she is already noticing when I drink and I wasn’t expecting that. She can see anything red at the moment and is mesmerised by it. I don’t want her to grow up to think it is okay to only drink fizzy, sugary drinks. I know that if I want her to grow up having healthy and refreshing drinks then I have to do the same.

I was lucky enough to get a fabulous box of six Robinsons Squash’d bottles to try. The new flavours Orange & Peach and Lemon & Pink Grapefruit sounded amazing! The really great thing about the Squash’d bottles is that they are super small! I can carry a couple of different flavours around with me and not notice the extra weight. Now I can easily buy bottled water while I’m out and top it up with a flavour.

Children need to find things fun to be able to enjoy them sometimes and Robinsons do a fantastic job of making their drinks so colourful.

I absolutely love the range of flavours that Robinsons Squash’d offers. The new Orange and Peach flavour is delicious and perfect for those hot (or miserably British) summer days. A glass of this really quenches my thirst and I know children would love it too!

Disclaimer: This post is an entry for BritMums #EnjoyMoreWater Challenge, sponsored by Robinsons.

7 thoughts on “Drink more water: Begin at home”

  1. I’ve seen this campaign around for some time now. I think it’s a fab one! I’ve always preferred water to carbonated drinks and I’m glad my daughter is the same too. x

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