Does every family have 2 full cupboards of sports/drinking bottles? We have a constant battle to make sure the girls take on enough liquid, especially Millie who can sometimes spend 8 hours in a day at training (She may be in water for most of that time but that certainly doesn’t mean she can stop drinking).
I went to a parent’s nutrition a few months ago (actually I’ve been to 3 last year – they don’t tell you that about being an athlete’s mum!) and the majority of the presentation was about the importance of not getting dehydrated. It is so easy to become dehydrated as just a normal person but particularly when you are doing any form of exercise. If you are slightly dehydrated (to the point where you feel thirsty not developing leather skin) on a Monday – it will take at least until Friday to get the correct level of fluid back in your body. This can affect performance, concentration, moods and general well being. This was a huge eye opener for us.
When the team at Infruition Water Bottles asked if we would like to try out their range of Fruit Infusing Bottles we didn’t have to think long about saying yes. Anything different that might spur our little athletes on to take on more water is a good thing. The idea is that the central unit can be filled with chopped fruit, veg or herbs to naturally infuse into the water. This eliminates the needs for sugary cordials and hopefully provides interest in drinking more water. Violet in particular has really enjoyed experimenting with different combinations of fruit – we’ve tried strawberry & mint (my favourite – really refreshing), apple (not very strong), lemon & lime (really nice) and lemon & cucumber (One of Violet’s creations). (I have heard that a friend of mine actually transports her G&T in one of these cups with cucumber or lime in the centre but obviously that is not what the manufacturers intended it for!)
These water bottles are great for school whether or not you decide to use the central unit – They are a great size and have a handy carrying handle. I have read reviews saying the handle and lid do not push back far enough and make it uncomfortable to drink banging on your nose – this is because they haven’t been pushed back far enough. You need to push the handle and lid back until you feel and hear the click – Be brave!
More recipes and ideas for using your Infruition bottles can be found over one the Infruition website. Infruition water bottles are priced between £12.99 (Kids) and £15.99 (Sport & Classic model)
I’m delighted to be able to offer one of the Kids’ Infruition Water Bottles worth £12.99 to giveaway. All you need to do is follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter wide – As usual with my giveaways, please remember to actually comment on this post rather than on the widget for a valid entry. Sorry UK entries only. The giveaway will run from 10PM on 4th January until 11.59PM on Monday 1st February. After that I will contact the lucky winner (selected at random) to ask for your postal details. Your details will not be shared with any other source.
Disclosure: We were sent a variety of Infruition Water Infusing Bottles for the purpose of this review – All opinions are my own and are honest.