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.

Vita Coco Kids review

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Vita Coco Kids is made from young coconut water blended with natural fruit flavourings and spring water with no added colourings or preservatives, making it a natural source of hydration for children. With around 20 percent less sugar and less calories than other leading UK chilled kids’ drinks, it is the healthier beverage option for your children when you’re out and about. Available in two mouth-watering flavours, classic Apple & Blackcurrant and tropical Mango & Pineapple, these little cartons of goodness are also bursting with naturally occurring potassium that helps keep your little ones energised and hydrated on hot summer days, which makes them perfect for days out.

The boys favourite the tropical Mango and Pineapple flavour and they drank them pretty much in one gulp! Our day out was a hot one and keeping the children refreshed and hydrated is important, they are best drunk when ice cold. The size and shape of the carton made it easy for the little one to hold on to and the cute little characters advertised on the front makes them stand out on the shelf in the shop, not only are they tasty but also attractive.

My youngest took his monkey to the beach and just like the boys he got thirsty pretty quickly… especially after running in and out of the waves and building sandcastles, the boys weren’t too happy in sharing their drink but they know how important it is to stay hydrated and to drink little but often on hot days.

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I found that they were the perfect size to fit into my hand bag too and didn’t weigh the bag down too much, which meant that they can be carried around all day when we visited a Theme Park and taken out when needed.

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I wasn’t sure that the boys would like the taste as they are not too keen on coconut water, especially the middle boy, but I was wrong! He loves them! The taste of coconut is there but not very intense and the natural fruit flavour takes over, they are not very sweet tasting neither.

Vita Coco kids is available in two flavours – Apple & Blackcurrant and Mango & Pineapple RRP is from £2.99 for a 4 x 180ml pack.

Vita Coco, 100% natural coconut water is based on one single ingredient: fresh coconut water from young green coconuts.

They are definitely going to be an addition into our shopping trolley, much to the delight of my boys.

Vita Coco Kids will be a Lollibop Festival over the weekend of 15/08/2014, if your visiting why not head on over to their area and taste for yourself!