Monday, 26 January 2015

SodaStream’s Water Made Exciting Challenge

SodaStream’s Water Made Exciting Challenge is to make my tap water more exciting and as readers who have been with me for the last 4 years will know. I have reviewed SodaStream a few times, the new features and styles make it a fab way to make drinks interesting and a lot cheaper.

But in all these years I never considered just fizzing up my tap water, daft I know and I buy sparkling water a lot, I love the fizz on my tongue and it is not quite as dull.

I do have an extra tip, for the Mums with little ones if you are seen to be drinking water with them and not another drink it will seem more acceptable. So make sure your glass is on the table too. Also great for not eating huge portions.

My own Mum told me that often hunger feelings are actually just dehydration and a glass of water (sparkling as well) removes the hunger pangs!

Children can easily get bored of ordinary tap water and refuse to drink it, which means they are not always drinking the RDA of water. I battled with my two once they reached school age more, I was told before this that I was tight for giving mine water not squash. Its crazy, I was concerned about sweet drinks and was told I was mean! 

We seem to be giving ourselves and our children foods and drinks that are just not beneficial because we seem like nicer parents. Crazy!!
A survey commissioned by SodaStream made me raise my eyes but with one of my teens I can concur it is tricky! Parents try all sorts of tricks as the above video shows, pretty funny!!

Paige drinks water lots already, she knows its great for her skin, keeps her brain plump for revising and is healthy and loved the fizzy version made by the SodaStream. So I asked Con to try drinking it with me, now with teens it is more tricky. He is now entitled to make some of his own dietary decisions, the 'mean Mum' here does not buy fizzy, so he gets his own.

However he tried the sparkling SodaStream water for one week, I managed to get him to drink  agood few glasses, though still not enough. He said 'Its not bad, better than plain water!' I think the SodaStream effect I spoke about a few years ago helps, being able to fizz your own water is fun, even for me.He may be too late to totally turn around, but at least he has thought about it and happily drank some and I think as he had had a good drink, actually drank less cola.

For those of you with younger children a bit of fizz in water is exciting and will in a lot of homes work!

Do your children drink water as much as they should, do you use any tips or tricks?

The study revealed that 45 per cent of UK parents don’t give their kids water at mealtimes.
Almost half (48 per cent) stated the reason they choose not to serve water is to avoid the
additional stress this would create at the dinner table.
The study also revealed that 55 per cent said it was because their children prefer to drink fruit
juices, squash or fizzy drinks and that they find water boring, even though 70 per cent of those
parents are aware of the high sugar content in such drinks.
The research also found that 45 per cent of parents admit their children don’t have the
recommended daily intake of water, with one in 20 claiming that their kids drinks no water
However, the study of 2,000 parents revealed that a staggering 80 per cent want their kids to
drink more water and will try tactics such as using novelty cups, straws and ice cubes and have
even tried bribing them with treats or money. 

Researchers found that 45 per cent of parents suggested that one answer to persuading their kids to drink more water if it was fizzy.

Fiona Hope, UK Managing Director of SodaStream, which commissioned the research, said;
“This research shows us that boredom is a key factor in families and children not drinking
enough water at mealtimes.
Independent research shows that people with a SodaStream drink one more litre of water every
day compared to people without one. As such, SodaStream is on a mission to get the UK drinking
more water by making it exciting, simply by adding bubbles, meaning families can have fun
drinking more water this January.”
This short video - - gives an insight into the battles families
deal with at mealtimes with serving water to their kids and the response children give when
presented with a SodaStream.
SodaStream has teamed with government public health programme Change4Life campaign as
part of the solution to encourage parents to cut down the amount of sugar their children consume
by making drinking water fun and exciting.


  1. i love soda stream used to have 1 as a kid and just got my 12 yr old 1 4 xmas & he loves it

  2. Pam Francis Gregory26 January 2015 at 15:07

    A great way to drink enough water!

  3. I agree with your mum about hunger and water. I keep saying I'm going to buy a soda stream. I must get around to it. Great post x

  4. Good way to get the kids drinking more water! My daughter drinks loads of water but my son doesnt like it!

  5. I remember my friends having one of these when we were kids in the 80s!

  6. I remember my friends having one of these when we were kids in the 80s!