Keeping hydrated with Robinsons Fruit Shoot Hydro #itsmything

During school holidays, kids are always on the go and need to stay refreshed. My boys are very active and always on the go, keeping them hydrated whilst they are doing physical activities is very important to their health.

‘Fruit Shoot has launched It’s My Thing, a campaign that celebrates real kids doing what they’re passionate about and champions their self-expression and individuality.

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Research commissioned by Fruit Shoot revealed that 80% of UK parents think that children are under too much pressure today, with 80% also agreeing that this pressure is limiting their creativity and individuality.

Parents love Fruit Shoot because with real fruit and an on-the-go format, it gives them the freedom to let their kids do their thing. Therefore, we want to start a conversation about modern childhood and parenthood and support parents who want their kids to have the freedom to discover and indulge in their passions (their ‘things’) and not feel pressured to follow an expected or set path. We want to celebrate kids who are doing their thing and encourage parents to let their kids’ have the freedom to express themselves.’

Fruit Shoot want to support parents to let their children express themselves and find the ‘thing’ that they love and enjoy doing – because finding their thing is everything.

Robinsons have been Working with kids nutritional expert Jo Travers, together they have developed a range of top tips on staying refreshed during the half term, how much children should be drinking, and highlighting the importance of doing so whilst taking part in fun activities.

Did you know that the amount of fluid a child needs to drink depends on many factors including their age and gender, the weather and how active they are? Children aged 5-11 should be consuming about 6-8 glasses of water a day.

A recommended daily amount of fruit and vegetable juice should be limited it at one small glass (150ml) and they should really only be drunk at mealtimes. The best choice of drink to keep hydrated throughout the day is water – this doesn’t provide extra energy or risks them harming their teeth

Here are some of Jo Travers Top Tips For Keeping Kids Hydrated

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The boys and I was invited along to join in with an activity session at The Castle Climbing Centre, where the children got to sweat it out and take part in a 90 minute climbing experience. Fruit Shoot Hydro was there to help them stay refreshed

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The sun was shining so it was quite a warm day so even more of a reason to stay hydrated whilst working up a sweat.

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The boys enjoyed their session of climbing, pushing their bodies to the limit. Learning new techniques meant that they needed to keep hydrated, not just for energy but to keep them focused on the activity as well.

Climbing is definitely something that I should get my son into, he absolutely loved it and was in his element being able to climb the walls without Mummy telling him to get down. He just has a talent for it; with good techniques and a natural ability to climbing. We have obviously found ‘his thing’

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Castle Climbing is an amazing place to go and experience indoor climbing, run by ‘climber’ for ‘climbers’. Housing over 450 roped and lead routes from 8m to 13m in height and an extensive range of bouldering surfaces. Set over 5 floors – with floor to ceiling climbing walls for all abilities.

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what’s not lo love about climbing, my little monkeys were in their element

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After the boys had tried their hands at the sport, they was treated to some light refreshments and of course a bottle of Hydro to help them quench their first after some strenuous climbing. They enjoyed the drink going in for more and also grabbing an extra bottle for the journey home. I encourage the boys to drink water all the time, it is our preferred drink but I was very happy to give them the Hydro Fruit Shoot as it has no added colouring, flavours and sugar.

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The key benefits of Fruit Shoot Hydro are :

It is a natural flavoured spring water drink

No artificial colours or flavouring added

Zero sugar – gets a big thumbs up from us

Each bottle has a re-sealable cap; handy for on the go, lunch boxes and hand bags

We had a lovely day at Castle Climbing Centre, learning how to keep the children hydrated whilst they are keeping fit and experiencing a new sport.

An adventure into the woods

My boys love to explore the outdoors. They love to be set free and just run wild.

My youngest boys are climbers, wherever we are they will attempt to climb anything, wether it be a door frame in the house, a pole in the play area or a tree in a forest. I am always calling them little monkeys. There is something about a tree that attracts a child’s attention . They can not wait to let their adventurous side out and climb to the highest point that they can. So you can imagine how excited my boys were when we took them along to Epping Forest for a tree adventure.

The sun was shining, so we all climbed into the car and drive the short distance to the forest. Dad had told the boys all about a tree swing that was set up in a clearing of the forest, they were eager to explore and find it. Dad knew exactly where it was, although if I were to go back again I definitely would get lost looking for it.

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There were lots of fallen down tree and branches all over, we had to climb under and over some of them to get where we were going. Daddy was on a mission, he knew where we were heading to, but to me the trees all looked the same.  After walking for 10 minutes we had found the clearing where the swing was.

The boys couldn’t wait to give it a go, the youngest one first.

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Daddy gave him a big push and he swung around in a big circle screaming with delight, shouting out “It’s amazing!”  We all had a go, even Mummy and Daddy. I have to say, it was good fun. Felling free, swinging around amongst the trees.

The boys then went on a little adventure, climbing the trees, seeing who could climb the highest.

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The 8 year old is always the winner when it comes to climbing, I’m sure he was a monkey in his past life. He likes to push himself, to see if he can climb to the top, Much to Mum’s dislike. I don’t like to encourage to climb to high but Daddy says it’s ok. Sometimes I just can’t watch. He says that he enjoys climbing because he knows that it is something that he can do and that he feels free with nature and comfortable.

He likes to explore the trees and he works out what branches are the strongest ones to climb on to, he works out his route up and down with lots of thought.

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We had lots of fun in the woods, exploring, climbing and swinging. We got lots of exercise and it was great to be out as a family enjoying the surroundings with each other. We ended our adventure with a hot drink in a cafe on the way home.

What do your children enjoy doing in the woods?

229/366 Going the wrong way up a slide

I took the boys to the park today for an hour. We all cycled there, me with Oliver in his baby seat, Jak on his own bike and Joseph on his balance bike. The park has an outdoor gym area, a playground, BMX track and stunt area and a lake.
Oliver spent ages just walking around the playground smiling at everyone and he learnt a new thing, not something I want him to carry on doing but he learnt how to climb up a slide. He wasn’t interested in slinging down on his bottom oh no he thought it was funny to climb up and then climb down the steps and then go back up the slide, he must have done this about 15 times until it was time to leave on which he screamed and cried as he was having so much fun.

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307/366 Cheeky smile

This is the face of pure cheekiness, Oliver climbed onto the sofa today without any aid or anything to step on, he done all by himself just by reaching up one leg and pulling himself with his hands.
Once sitting on the sofa he sat back against the cushions, all relaxed and looked at me with the proudest face ever, he then gave me the Cheekiest smile I have ever seen, laughed and climbed back down again.

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