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Posted by on Aug 12, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Review: Will this help DD drink more water?

It’s been unseasonably warm the past few days and I’ve been consciously trying to get DD to drink plenty of water so that she doesn’t get dehydrated in the sun. But getting a little to drink water isn’t always that simple. When we get thirsty, we drink. It goes something like this:

Me: I’m thirsty. Think I’ll get a drink of water. *Gulps*. That’s better.

For DD it’s more like:

DD: I’m thirsty. Oooo look at that butterfly… chase you! Gimme, gimme, gimme….. get that cup out of my face Mummy, can’t you see I’ve got all this playing to do??!! Oooooo… what’s that? *Runs off in opposite direction*

You see my point.

So when Silver Spring sent me over some of their new kiddy size bottles of water to try, I was eager to see how DD would react to them.

These bottles are the perfect size for small hands

The 300ml bottles of HiT Children’s Spring Water are ideal for small hands and the perfect size for lunch boxes, a handbag or baby bag. They cost 49p per individual bottle or £2.49 for a pack of 6. Bottled from source from the North Downs of Kent, they contain naturally present calcium, come in four colours and feature kiddie favourite characters Angelina Ballerina, Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder, and Thomas the Tank Engine. I though DD would head straight for the pink Angelina bottle but her favourite colour seems to be red at the moment so Fireman Sam got her vote and she grabbed it off the table before I had the chance to open it.

“Open it, open it!”
Mmmm… patience is not any two year old’s strong suit I s’pose. But I was pleased the bottle grabbed her attention. Tick. Once the cap was off (not attached to the bottle unfortunately so could be a choking hazard, but that’s the same with most bottled waters) DD was straight in trying to drink the water. She did find it a bit hard to get any out at first as it has the same top as an adult bottle and it does take a bit of sucking to get the water flowing. I must admit she lost interest for a while until I showed her how to do it. 
Overall, I’d give HiT Children’s Spring Water the thumbs up. Anything that gets children drinking water is brilliant and while DD had some trouble drinking from the bottle I expect that’s because it’s aimed at slightly older children. 
Disclaimer: I received three bottles of HiT Children’s Spring Water to trial and no other compensation. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.

Image: Silver Spring

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