I have two daughters.
And in case you didn’t know, they are both my princesses.
Every little girl, at some point in her life, falls in love with a Disney Princess.
It’s just a given.
You know what is even better about the Disney Princesses now a days?
These princesses mean business. They don’t wait around for someone to achieve happiness for them. They go out, and accomplish their own dreams. Sometimes, by themselves, sometimes, with the help of a sister, sometimes, simply because someone said they couldn’t do it.
Whether you have Mulan, Tiana, Merida, Elsa, or even Belle, these Disney Princesses set examples for my girls that I would love to discuss and get you thinking. But I think that’s for another post on why I also want my girls to be independent, self sufficient, and how some of these princesses could help shape those ideas even as young as Gellibean. Hooray for feminist princesses who don’t wait for a man to save them.
This post is about princesses and wholesome Disney characters to get our kids drinking more water.
Flashback to when I was growing up:
I grew up in a home where there was very few sugary snacks or drinks. In fact we didn’t drink soda at all. Soda was for parties, and when we had guests. Soda was not the norm. Water was the drink of choice. We had orange juice in the morning with breakfast and milk at night with dinner. That was it. It was good. It was what our growing bodies needed.
My kids pretty much have the same life when it comes to sugary snacks and drinks that I did. I don’t buy soda. I don’t encourage them to drink soda. In fact, if they ask for soda I remind them that they have genes which will make it more likely for them to have diabetes. 🙁 Sad but true.
So why do I tell my kids that they need to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day?
- Drinking water flushes out toxins.
- Drinking water makes it easier for our bodies to absorb nutrients.
- Drinking water prevents dehydration.
- Drinking water (and eating a healthy meal) can help them perform well in school.
- Drinking water in a fun way with a straw or the help of a Disney character will encourage greater water intake.
Our family doesn’t normally make it a habit to buy bottled water outside often. We choose to bring our own refillable containers with us when we can remember. But, when we don’t remember (and are usually in a hurry) the brand we usually purchase is Absolute.
Absolute Distilled Drinking Water is the first brand to be certified by the National Sanitation Foundation International Certification. This is an independent, GLOBAL certifying body for food and beverage safety standards.
Earlier this month, Absolute launched their newest campaign with an event in Happy Garden Cafe that involved Bento Packing with Bento by Kat.
This is the perfect time to launch their latest endeavor because school is right around the corner.
I am already wondering where I am going to find inspiration in packing my kids’ lunches and snacks!
Together with The Walt Disney Company Philippines, they launched their newest hydration campaign, “Healthily Ever After,” where they promote kids to live a healthier lifestyle by increasing their water intake.
The new Disney-themed Absolute Distilled 250 mL bottles include Disney Princesses, Belle, Snow White, and Anna & Elsa. The other characters also include Lightning McQueen, Nemo and his dad Marlin, and of course, iconic Disney characters, Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
This collaboration supports Disney’s Healthy Living Commitment to encourage families to live healthy simple lifestyles which promote mindful eating and drinking coupled with exercise and an active lifestyle.
Disney makes the perfect partner for Absolute Distilled Drinking Water because they share the same values for healthier living and lifestyles for families of all ages.
Plus, Absolute’s Disney kiddie bottle is ergonomically designed for the lil’ ones’ and their lil’ hands as well as the perfect size for the lunch box.
At nine pesos, it makes for a fun and easy insert as a lunchbox staple.
Now, we know that healthy habits need to be instilled and started when they are young.
The formative years are not just for how we will teach our kids to study, to persevere, to treat others, or even take care of themselves. The formative years are also the years when we need to instill healthy eating and drinking habits for our kids. We can shape and mold their tastes from as early as their first solid feedings.
And while they are young enough (like Gellibean) we can nurture the habit of drinking water with the help of fun straws, cups, and even bottles of water from Absolute with their favorite Disney characters.