5 fun ways to get children to drink more water

By Lynn Wee   — November 13, 2016
  • Get them to eat hydrating fruits
    1 / 5 Get them to eat hydrating fruits

    Fruits like watermelon, cantaloupes and peaches contain plenty of water than can help your kids stay hydrated. The best part is? They’ve also got plenty of vitamins and minerals for a nutritious snack.

    (Click on arrows in photos to find out more)

    Related: Why sweet drinks are so unhealthy

    Load more
  • Try flavoured water
    2 / 5 Try flavoured water

    Infuse some sparkling or still water with delicious fruits like strawberry, pineapples and lemon for a refreshing drink your little ones can surely get behind.

    Alternatively, add a little bit of honey for that tinge of sweetness. Here are some flavoured water recipes you can try out.

    Related: How to control your child’s sweet tooth

    Load more
  • Turn flavoured water into popsicles
    3 / 5 Turn flavoured water into popsicles

    If your kids still aren’t jumping on the water-drinking bandwagon, one up the flavoured water trick by turning them into popsicles.

    Add plenty of fruits and a little honey so there’s some sweetness.

    Related: Should I give my child sweets?

    Load more
  • Set up a reward system and make it realistic
    4 / 5 Set up a reward system and make it realistic

    Invent a fun game that you and your little one can play to get them to drink more water.

    Instead of telling them they have to drink a litre or two of water every day, divide the water into smaller sippy cups or bottles and let them know that the more bottles they drink, the closer they are to getting a reward.

    Related: 5 healthier snacks for children

    Load more
  • Lead by example
    5 / 5 Lead by example

    If you’re trying to get your kids to drink more water, be sure to lead by example. Make sure your kids know that you love drinking water too and make it a point to drink water with them to encourage them.

    Related: 5 food myths that hurt your child’s development

    This story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly

    (Photos: 123RF.com)

    Load more
Lavender is a plant that repels mosquitoes

7 plants that repel mosquitoes naturally

child immune system

6 ways to boost your child’s immunity

dengue fever baby

6 dengue myths and facts every parent should know

youtube for kids

Less screen time, more play time: All you need to know about the WHO guidelines for…

tell lies

5 reasons why kids lie – and what you must do about it

Latest stories

video kid-friendly guide admiralty park's playground

Video: Kid-friendly guide to Admiralty Park’s playground

mooncake promotions 2019

Mooncakes to buy for kids and families this mid-autumn festival 2019

4 ways to avoid toddler tantrums before they start

kids swear

When kids say bad words and swear: What you should do next

enrichment classes in Singapore

47 enrichment classes in Singapore for babies, preschoolers and primary school kids