With the (hopefully) warm weather heading our way this Summer, it is important to keep our little ones well hydrated at home and at school.
My daughters always take a bottle of Water to school with them as well as the juice in their lunch bags.
How much is enough?
The amount of fluid a child needs depends on many factors including their age, their gender, the weather and how much physical activity they do, but generally they should aim to drink about 6-8 glasses of fluid per day (on top of the water provided by food in their diet). Younger children need relatively smaller drinks (e.g. 120–150 ml serving) and older children need larger drinks (e.g. 250–300 ml serving).
We were recently sent some fantastic drinking cups to review by Oxo.
Price £8.00 from Oxo
What we thought:
My 6 year old daughter took a liking to this drink bottle. I thought it was probably more suited to my 4 year old but Amelie decided that she would have the bottle!
The bottle is a great size with a nice chunky straw, great for younger kids!
It also opens and closes by simply twisting the lid. Very easy even for small hands.
The OXO Tot Sippy Cup Set grows with your child from age 6 months and up. The 200ml Sippy Cup with Handles is an ideal first Cup for babies transitioning from bottles. Its leak-proof valve prevents spills and releases pressure for comfortable sipping. Soft, non-slip Handles are angled so babies don’t have to turn their wrists too far, and the Handles are removable for when baby’s grasp develops. When baby is ready to transition from sippy to regular cup, remove the Sippy Cup lid and replace it with the OXO Tot Training Cup lid. The Training Cup lid has a transparent insert with perforations around the perimeter to control the flow of liquid when the child tilts the Cup to drink. A tipped Training Cup will also spill more gradually to minimise messes during the learning process. When ready, remove the perforated insert and the Training Cup converts to a regular Cup. All OXO Tot Sippy, Straw and Training Cup lids are interchangeable.
Available at OXO priced £10.21
A fantastic little cup, Kier enjoys having some juice after his dinner in this cup. The handles are just the right size for him to get his little fingers around. Very well designed. We can't wait to use the training cup lid when Kier gets older!!