If I saw more drinks in the supermarket I would just walk on by, why?
Because I don’t buy flavoured water for the boys. In general it is absolutely packed with sugar, which also means high carbohydrates.
I remember when they were little buying flavoured water thinking I was doing the right thing and then I read the sugar content and could not believe what was in it. So from then on I bought plain water only, and let them have flavoured as treats, on days out etc.Then Jack was diagnosed with diabetes, when you have a diabetic child you have to scrutinise every little thing that passes their lips. It is so overwhelming at first, everything he ate of drank that had a carbohydrate value had to be accompanied by an injection. We felt like our heads were going to explode, almost everything has a carbohydrate value including most drinks unless they are the diet version or sugar-free.
The problem is Jack likes fizzy drinks, fresh juice, flavoured water but not cordial. So actually is quite limited to what he can drink that is free. Yes, I know its great to drink mainly water but it’s nice to have a bit of variety isn’t it.
Then a couple of weeks I discovered Get More water at a Blog On conference. At first I totally dismissed the stand, as I knew flavoured water is no good for us, not something I buy for all the above reasons. Lucky enough I got chatting to Emily who was representing Get More over lunch and I am so glad I did. Emily Explained that there are no carbs or sugar in get more and how it is packed with vitamins, every different flavour targeting a different vitamin group.
Emily offered to send us some Get More for the boys to try out, and they have gone down an absolute storm, they love them. Is great to have something in the fridge other than water or fizz that Jack can drink for free between meals. I love the fact that they are also packed with vitamins too. Get More is something that I will definitely be stocking the fridge up with in the future.
And can I just say, although Emily did send me the water, I was not at all obliged to write about it. I take Jack’s health very seriously and would never ever recommend or endorse a product that we wouldn’t use ourselves. And as for Joe, I am having to limit how much he drinks, he loves it so much that if I don’t Jack won’t get a look in. Seriously that child is like a bottomless pit.