5 Reasons to Drink Water For Kids

This article is sponsored by Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water

Growing up I always heard that if I drink enough water my skin would stay clear. So I drank water like crazy. Vanity will get you everywhere when you’re talking to a teenager, right?

As the mom of two young kids I’m constantly worrying if my children drinking enough water. From their constant requests for juice or milk to the fact that everywhere we go they have the option to choose sugary drinks over water I just hope that I’m doing the best I can when I push water first. Keeping kids hydrated is important.

My daughter is awesome at choosing water. She has no problem taking her bottle of water with her everywhere and drinking it when thirsty throughout the day. However my son prefers milk and always chooses it over water. So I’ve begun researching the importance of hydration.

What I’ve found has reaffirmed my belief that water should be their first choice in drink. And I really hope that as they grow up they’ll realize just how great water really is. And not just because it leaves you with fabulous skin.

5 Reasons to Drink Water For Kids

5 Reasons to Drink Water For Kids

1. Water Helps Us Grow –

Every cell and organ in your body requires adequate water to function properly. Your blood is over 80 percent water and needs water to make healthy new blood cells. Your bones are over 50 percent water and, you guessed it, need water to make healthy new bone cells.

Same goes for just about every other part in your body! Water helps your body keep your temperature normal, remove waste products, and transport nutrients. So staying properly hydrated with water will help you grow and stay healthy.

2. Drink Water and Stay Smart –

Water helps your brain and nervous system function properly. Your brain and nervous system send out electrical signals and water is used to help lubricate the parts of the brain that send out these signals.

When drinking enough water your brain functions properly and doesn’t have to lessen the amount of signals sent out.

3. Reduce Chances of Obesity –

Childhood obesity is always on the rise and some say that the main culprit are sugary drinks available for our kids. That includes fruit juices.

By choosing to drink water instead of a sugary alternative your child will be consuming less “empty” calories and saving room for the healthy calories found in whole foods like veggies, fruits, proteins and whole grains. Water also helps regulate metabolism which will help combat the chance of obesity later in life.

4. Stay Fit and Active –

Staying well-hydrated, especially in hot weather and when you’re exercising, helps your body function at its best. Water lubricates your joints and helps reduce joint pain and protect against wear and tear.

By drinking water kids will have the energy and hydration they need to continue to excel in the sports they love.

5. Great Skin –

Now while my kids aren’t old enough to be self conscious, I hope that when they are a bit older and start worrying about their outer appearance they realize how important water is.

Basically what they put in their body has a direct relationship with what’s on the outside. Water consumption helps keep the skin hydrated and fresh!

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The Hydration Movement started in 2010 when Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water challenged its fans to take the Pledge to swap one sugared beverage a day for water for one year. Visit the Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water Facebook page to take the Pledge to drink more water and share your own Mom’s Wisdom. By taking the Pledge, you have the option to enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win the some awesome prizes!

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How do you encourage your kids to drink more water?

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  1. All great tips and during the summer months when kids are more active outdoors it is so very important!!!

    Both of my children are good water drinkers but they really like ice water over room temperature or warm water, not that I can blame them as I do too!
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  2. Drinking water is so important. There was one day that my son was busying do a lot and he was sweating and it was hot and he kept forgetting to drink something and that night he felt sick and after I gave him a glass of water he started feeling better. Now I always remind him about it.
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  3. I desperately need to drink more water myself! I am great at getting my kids too because I only have water and milk in the house for them. I need to enforce the same rules for myself!
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  4. Daily I have to get onto Jasmine about drinking. If I didn’t make her drink, she wouldn’t. Great reasons!
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  5. These are great tips and right now my 4.5 year old is obsessed with “what makes you grow”. Hopefully, I can increase her water intake!
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  6. Both of my kids are way better at drinking water than I am, WAY better! I know it’s good for me, but I almost always grab a diet soda instead. Bad girl.

    Those prizes are phenomenal in their giveaway!
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  7. I make water the only choice when we’re out and we’ve also decorated our own water bottles which gives the kids ownership of their water and reduces their dependence on plastic bottles…
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  8. My kids are big water drinkers! In fact they prefer it over milk, water or soda. I may have been a little bit of stickler for water when they were little.
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  9. I definitely need to drink more water. I guess I would be the best example for them.
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  10. I’m a huge advocate of drinking water – my kids drink it constantly and only get other things as a treat every once in a while. I think it helps keep them healthy!
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  11. I’m a huge advocate of drinking water – my kids drink it constantly and only get other things as a treat every once in a while. I think it helps keep them healthy!
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  12. I am pretty lucky in the fact that 2 of my 3 actually drink water quite often. My oldest will drink it when we have nothing else he likes in the house (unfortunately he gets that from me) so we keep drinks to pretty much water and milk until special occasions
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  13. I so need to drink more water myself, it is something I am really bad at. Thank you for the tips.
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  14. I don’t buy a lot of soda or other drinks to encourage everyone to drink more water.
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  15. My kids are big water drinkers. I only offer juice as an occasional treat and I try not to keep it in the house very often. Otherwise, mine will expect to have it whenever they want.
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