How to Get Kids To Drink Water


One good hydration habit leads to another

Even though kids want to grow up so fast, they still need your help developing healthy habits. This is especially true when it comes to drinking the right amount of water for kids. Making sure your kids stay hydrated is important. But how do you get kids to drink water? Well, 52% of moms say they need to regularly remind them.1

Get kids to drink water by setting smart habits

ripple effect

Nestlé® Pure Life® surveyed 1,500 moms to learn more about their challenges with helping their kids develop a healthy lifestyle and smart hydration habits.

The results showed that moms believe one good habit can lead to another, and that establishing those healthy habits at an early age can have lifelong benefits. It builds a healthy mind-set that causes a Ripple Effect into other areas of their lives – from nutrition to exercise and beyond.

So, you might be asking yourself, “How much water should kids drink?” While there’s no absolute formula (variations in metabolism, activity level, and environment make setting firm intake recommendations difficult) a general fluid guideline set by the National Academies of Sciences recommends roughly 5.5 cups of fluid a day for children ages 4-8 (that doesn’t count roughly 20% additional fluid that comes from food). Just remember, it’s all about setting healthy hydration habits; it’s the first step toward making a lifetime of smart choices around nutrition, exercise, and more! Work with your kids to encourage developing healthful habits early on, and they’ll enjoy lifelong benefits.



1Source: Nestlé® Pure Life® conducted an online survey in June 2015 of more than 1,000 moms of children aged 6-12 years old. More than 1,000 kids aged 6-12 years old from the same household were also surveyed. There was an over-sample of 254 Hispanic moms and 254 Hispanic children ages 6-12 years old.