5 ways to make water your family’s favorite beverage this summer.

Water is cheap and won't stain. Plus, it's the best beverage option for your whole family this summer. Check out how this family went from soda to water as the norm. From Don't Panic Mom.

Water is cheap and won't stain. Plus, it's the best beverage option for your whole family this summer. Check out how this family went from soda to water as the norm. From Don't Panic Mom.

Big P declared this week that his favorite beverage was water. I chuckled a little bit and asked why. He said that it was good for his kidneys. I kept a straight face and commended him on his great choice.

Inside I was t h r i l l e d because my 5 year old is consciously thinking about how his body reacts to what he puts in it. He is also my only kid who was around when I drank soda regularly.

This isn’t a fluke, friends. I consistently talk up water at home. It’s all about good PR and making the benefits obvious. Here’s an honest snapshot of what I do at home:

  • When the kids are hanging around the kitchen and I’m getting a drink: “I’m thirsty. I’m going to drink a big glass of cold, delicious water.” (Exaggerated facial expressions and a satisfying ahhhhhh.)
  • When the kids are drinking water: “Your kidneys are so happy that you’re drinking water! I bet they’re doing a little kidney dance.” (Then we dance.)

A few hints about making water king at your house this summer:

Water is cheap and it doesn't stain. What could be better for a summer beverage? Get your kids to crave water this summer for a healthy, inexpensive alternative to sugary drinks. From Don't Panic Mom

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Want to read a bit about who’s marketing sugary drinks to your kids? It’s their fault I have to do the kidney dance.

2 Comment

  1. Yes! The same when they say they are hungry, and I tell them that they can have a fruit or a veggie. They choose from the options you give them. And water is so much cheaper!

    1. Alli says:

      I love this idea. My kids are starting to be old enough that they are “starving” after dinner. I always mention that they can have a piece of fruit or a carrot. You wouldn’t believe how many carrots these kids eat! Thanks for stopping by!

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