Sunday, August 4, 2013

Help Your Kids Stay Hydrated This School Year With Brita!

        Living in West Texas means living in oil country, if you have ever been here you know what I mean. The water, probably only through a loophole, barely meets legal standards. Which means unless you are desperate for a drink you have to either filter your water or buy water. While we have always been a Brita family recently I was given a chance to review a new product designed just for children. Brita has teamed up with a couple of notable Nickelodeon characters to make a reusable kid-sized water bottle to help keep little bodies hydrated, not only this school year but year round. I wanted to share a couple startling facts with you about children and their hydration habits.
  • Did you know on average school aged children consume 6 sodas per week?? That is nearly one a day!
  • Did you know of all school aged children only about 15% of them consume the recommended daily amounts of water a day!
I don't think that as adults, and certainly our children don't think of it, that we consider how much water our children are drinking a day. I know with the school coming my children are going to have more limited access to water. With 2 water fountains in a school of 500+ kids getting a drink during the day can be hard if you haven't brought your own. Then take into account my children will have to drink the water unfiltered from the questionable city water system and some days it seems better to not drink.lol Normally during the school year I send a bottle of water and hope that can make it through the day. When I was working in education I saw first hand the horrible side effects from children getting dehydrated. In fact when a child is sent to the nurse here they are handed a glass of water and sit for a few. Sadly most times that cures the sick feeling, I never want my kids to go through that.
The filter is easy to replace
  •        Why fight it?? We all know in this day and age children are far more likely to grab for a product that has their favorite characters on it! Why not put that character on something that is good for your children??
I can tell you first hand that this is true. You may remember in the beginning of the post I said we have always been a Brita family, so having filtered water around was never a problem. I must say since we have started this review my children have been drinking probably double the water that they normally consumed. My daughter especially has loved her Dora bottle :) I am not sure she really puts it down.lol This is probably one of the greatest joys this review. Even with 100 degree temperatures hitting hard this week, I haven't heard a single complaint about "tummy" aches and pains.
She must have it while practicing for her
swinging contest ;)
       We received 2 family favorites, Dora the Explorer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but SpongeBob is also on board with Brita! These bottles are great, with a filter that can be used for 40 or more gallons I love that it can replace 300+ plastic water bottle. Great for my family and the planet! These great bottles hit shelves just recently so if you are looking for a great kids water bottle head to your local or store and pick one up. 
*I received the above mentioned products in order to help facilitate this review, regardless all views expressed are those of my own and were in no way influenced.*

3 comments:

Alaina Bullock said...

What a great idea! A self-filtering water bottle for kids! So many cute designs! I know when i was at school I would never drink water because the thought of drinking out of the water fountains was not very appealing, and they didn't offer bottled water. This is the perfect solution!

Patricia Woolverton said...

I love how they make bottles for kids with a filter. When I was a kid we never had that. Cute designs too!! I need one of those. Well 4 since I have 4 kids lol.

JennifersWorldReviews henry said...

oh how so sweet this review is my friend would like this for her kids