Unfortunately my other half continues to disregard my pleas to not buy the boys the sugariest drinks going, so they now both have developed a real taste for the likes of coke and lemonade. I purposefully don’t put these types of drinks in my supermarket trolley, but to no avail.
I love water and definitely drink my quota. It is the only thing I drink at work, avoiding tea and coffee. However the boys both say water is boring and refuse to drink it when possible. It is the only drink that son1 is permitted with his daily chemo, but he just sips enough to swallow the pills. Not a drop more. And although, I send water bottles with them to school, they seem to come home pretty full. It does make me worry about their hydration levels during the day.
We mostly do much better at home, although some days the boys do need to be constantly reminded. They always start the day with plenty of milk on their cereal. Son1 enjoys drinking milk or smoothie at meal times, whilst son2 prefers squash. So it was an ideal opportunity when Britmums invited us to participate in the #EnjoyMoreWater challenge, which was launched at the start of this year by Robinsons.
I received the following 6 flavours of Robinsons Squash’d free, along with a star chart and fruity stickers.
Apple & Blackcurrant
Lemon & Lime
Passion Fruit & Mango
Orange & Peach
Son2 was definitely ready for a drink of squash after bouncing on the trampoline. He soon polished off a beaker of Lemon & Lime Squash’d and this is now his number 1 favourite squash to request. He has also tried the Apple & Blackcurrant but is yet to test out the other 4 flavours, since each bottle contains 20 servings.
And I love the small size of the bottle, which easily fits in your bag, so you can take it out and about. A great way to get the boys to #EnjoyMoreWater on the go. Also the Robinsons range contains no added sugar and is free from artificial colours and preservatives. A great way to stay refreshed this summer.
Son2 has been keeping track of how many drinks of squash he has had each day on his star chart. You may think some days look rather low, but he insisted on only including his squash. He has had other drinks. And don’t forget that liquid foods like ice cream and yoghurt count towards hydration levels. This was vital for us 3 years back, shortly after son1’s leukaemia diagnosis, when the medication was frequently making him sick.
I’m planning to make some Squash’d ice lollies too, which are always a winner with the boys.
Disclosure. This post is an entry for BritMums #EnjoyMoreWater Challenge, sponsored by Robinsons. This post is a review of products I received for free. All opinions are my own.