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Keeping Hydrated With Water Buddies + GIVEAWAY

As a mum I try to limit the amount of sugar and additives that my kids consume. Drinks are a hard one as they are really only limited to water and plain milk. Like any kids mine like to mix it up and change things on occasion like adding cordial which we all know contains enough sugar to give them a high for the next week. I love finding alternatives that are good for them as well as fun and interesting. They recently tried Water Buddies which both them and I are thrilled about! You can find them at Woolworths for $1.99.


Amazingly Water Buddies contain 80% less sugar than most oranges juices which makes them a fantastic option for kids. They are actually made from pure New Zealand water with no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners and just a dash of natural flavour. Each flavour has an exciting character and every bottle has a joke or fun fact on the side so it keeps kids entertained as well as hydrated. Did I mention it contains less than 2% sugar per 100ml? Well it does! My boys loved their Water Buddies and drank them that fast I didn’t get a chance to taste them but I’m told they are deliciously awesome! The website contains a heap of fun stuff for the kids as well – find it here and facebook here.

If you haven’t yet tried them and want to or you have and you loved them you can win yourself a Water Buddy Goodie Pack – valued at $40!

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To enter all you have to do is follow the instructions on the rafflecopter below. Winner is decided based on skill and chance plays no part. Australian residents only! Sorry everyone else. **The mandatory instructions MUST be completed or your entry will be void!**

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  1. theresa
    09/08/2013 / 4:35 pm

    Miss 4 is very reluctant to drink just water, so instead I give her warm water with a teaspoon of manuka honey and a quater of fresh lemon juice!

  2. Lidya
    09/08/2013 / 7:43 pm

    I normally make fruit juice for my son. He loves watermelon, Apple, pear and Mandarin. When he still refuses drinking it, I make granita from the juice and store it in baby food pouch. This always works.

  3. Nicole
    09/08/2013 / 9:56 pm

    I make orange and mango juice or just plain apple juice with no pulp. They love it!

  4. Cathy Stone
    09/08/2013 / 10:06 pm

    Make a pineapple punch – pineapple, oranges and soda water. Mix the combination of flavours together and it packs a punch, gives the kids a refresher when it’s late after lunch.

  5. chloe taura
    09/08/2013 / 10:08 pm

    I make my sons fresh juices, they love them. I even put carrot in, which they say they “hate” but have no idea its in their juice & drink every last drop!

  6. Chloe B
    09/08/2013 / 10:20 pm

    a green smoothie or juice packed with veggies !

  7. Valerie W
    09/08/2013 / 11:00 pm

    I will make carrots milk. Taste nice!

  8. Sarah T
    09/08/2013 / 11:03 pm

    I’m lucky at the moment my 25 month old loves plain milk and straight water as I haven’t introduced anything else. But, what I will do when the time arrises is blend some Greek yoghurt with blueberries and milk and make an awesome purple smoothie. My sons two favourite things are blueberries and Greek yoghurt so I think this will work. Oh and always use a funky spiral straw it makes the experience magical!

  9. Amanda Gorton
    10/08/2013 / 6:49 am

    A drop of food colouring into plain water works a treat! It really doesn’t affect the taste at all, only the way it appears!

  10. Sonya Blyton
    10/08/2013 / 7:35 am

    Mine love fresh old fashioned lemonade, water ,lemons & a little manuka honey instead of sugar to sweeten and they love it. Never lasts more than a few hours in the fridge 🙂

  11. S Armstrong
    10/08/2013 / 7:13 pm

    My kids love a slice of lemon, lime or orange in their water and lots of ice.

  12. Kim m
    10/08/2013 / 9:10 pm

    My kids love milk and banana smoothies, especially in summer with a few ice cubes for added coldness!

  13. Rachel Kriss-Newell
    12/08/2013 / 9:05 am

    The children get very excited if I drag out the sparkling apple cider to add to their water. The tiniest amount that I add doesn’t give it any extra flavour, in my opinion, but just the very thought of getting a treat is enough for them.

    We so rarely drink any fizzy drink in our household – when I went shopping with my son and turned into the fizzy drink aisle he called out – “Gee mummy, look at all the beer”. I wasn’t sure whether it was a good thing that he didn’t identify it as fizzy drink or bad since he thought it was beer. Oops!

  14. Jade
    12/08/2013 / 12:21 pm

    a little bit of lemon squeezed in water. yummo!

  15. Lauraine Ormond
    12/08/2013 / 10:28 pm

    i add just a tad of juice of whatever fruit i have as well as a slice of the fruit…sometimes if i can an ice cube with fruit in…the kids luv their exotic drinks

  16. Narelle Rock
    14/08/2013 / 10:36 am

    a banana smoothie always does the trick

  17. Mandy Graham
    14/08/2013 / 10:40 am

    My boys enjoy Oj.

  18. Kaz Purtill-Wright
    14/08/2013 / 11:13 am

    I try to make water fun without altering the taste too much. I make colurful ice cubes using natural food colouring. When my toddler wants “duice duice” (juice) I just add these colourful ice cubes to his water sippy cup and he drinks it right up. I do make sure his sippy cup is clear, it seems to work better when he can see the colours more clearly. I have also been know to freeze chocolate, strawberry and banana flavoured milk and I add one cube to plain milk, that also seems to keep him happy.

  19. Ann M Sculley
    15/08/2013 / 11:31 am

    I add a touch of apple juice to colour the water for my daughter ,she loves it and its not too sweet !

  20. Diana O
    15/08/2013 / 2:48 pm

    Aloe vera juice, watered down. They really like it too.

  21. Di
    15/08/2013 / 2:50 pm

    I’m a sneaky Mum, I tricked them into thinking a glass of water with a wedge of ‘fancy’ lemon or lime on the side of the glass a la cocktail style, with a sprig of mint floating on top is FANTASTIC (by drinking it in front of them and saying it’s only for grown ups). They think they’re so special when I make them one!! Make me laugh 🙂

  22. Michelle Leach
    15/08/2013 / 5:34 pm

    I make a variety of fresh juices and pour them into large ice cube trays ,Fruit Icicles we call them and the kids love them 😀

  23. susan banyard
    15/08/2013 / 7:27 pm

    Looks great my grandchildren would love to try them as i realy have trouble getting them to drink.

  24. AmberB
    18/08/2013 / 4:06 pm

    In our house we add lemon or orange slices into glasses of water to add a little more flavour instead of having high sugar drinks. They taste delicious and look great!

  25. 21/08/2013 / 12:05 am

    I’m lucky that Miss M loves water but she also wants to share my chocolate milk, so i add a drop of food coloring and she thinks it’s strawberry or spearmint milk hehe

  26. Aine Beard
    21/08/2013 / 3:12 am

    My kids love our tank water much more than town water but a few drops of food coloring makes things a little more exciting. Also a wonderful way to learn about mixing primary Colours and drinking the results!

  27. Charlotte L.
    21/08/2013 / 12:30 pm

    My kids enjoy plain mineral water with some freshly squeezed orange juice in it.

  28. Han E
    21/08/2013 / 6:55 pm

    My daughter loves the fruit smoothies I make for her .. all good for her!

  29. Wendy Daniels
    21/08/2013 / 8:31 pm

    I pick lemons off my lemon tree with my daughter and we both squeeze them and but the juice in ice cube trays. When frozen we put a cube in a cup of water and she loves the flavour .

  30. Sarah saddler
    21/08/2013 / 9:49 pm

    Miss 2 love pretending to drink cups of tea,so just by playing tea parties it’s amazing how much she drinks!

  31. cassie blanch
    21/08/2013 / 9:54 pm

    They sound wonderful. So much trashy foods aimed at our little ones these days, great to see more healthier options popping up. Would love to try this out with my son, maybe even swap out the poppers in his lunch box with these as well

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