Keeping the kids hydrated with Nestlé® Pure Life® Water Buddies

We all know how important it is to make sure our children stay hydrated. I’ve written before about my eldest E, who has previously suffered from constipation and tummy problems and one of the main things we had to do was to ensure he was getting enough fibre in his diet and that he was drinking enough water.

65% of children aren’t currently drinking enough water, and they need at least 1- 1.5 litre of fluids a day. The majority of that should be made up of water. Since my eldest’s digestion/tummy troubles, we have been hot on making sure that both boys are drinking enough.

We’ve gotten into a routine of making sure they have at least 500ml in the morning before they leave for school and they know that the water bottles (500ml) they take to school should be empty by the time school ends before having another 500ml in the evening before bedtime.

However, with the summer holidays in full swing where much of their day is spent outdoors, this routine goes out of the window. They’re too busy running around having fun, and the last thing they want to do is stop to drink water.

This is where Nestlé® Pure Life® Water Buddies come in. They have just launched a new emoji-inspired range to help encourage and remind kids to keep hydrated while on the go.

Keeping kids hydrated with Nestle Pure Life Water Buddies

We were sent some to test out and it couldn’t have come at a better time. We had a day out planned at Diggerland in Kent, so we made sure we took our Emoji Water Buddies with us.

The Nestlé® Pure Life® Water Buddies come in four different eye-catching designs, they’re 100% recyclable and the perfect size for kids at 33cl sized bottles. The boys enjoyed being able to choose their favourite out of the four designs – there was no mistaking or arguing over who’s was who.

It was a hot day at Diggerland and driving diggers around can be thirsty work – even more so when you’re outside in the hot sun.




We made sure to take regular water breaks which is very important in hot weather. Surprisingly, there were no complaints either, and they would happily grab their water buddies bottles while we were waiting in queues to take a few sips. They both enjoyed recreating the emoji faces themselves and were already deciding which character they would have next.


A great day was had at Diggerland, the last time we visited M was too small for a lot of the rides so he more than made up for it this time around. What is it about boys and diggers?


We’ve got lots of activities planned over the summer and will be making sure we pack our Nestlé® Pure Life® Water Buddies along with us to keep us hydrated through the day.

If you fancy grabbing these for your kids too, they are available to pick up at SPAR, B&M Stores, Poundland, NISA and ASDA Cafés.


* This post has been written in collaboration with Nestlé® Pure Life® Water Buddies


  1. I’ve not heard of these before but they sound like the perfect drink to keep the kids hudrothis summer!

  2. These look fab and I think I need one for my daughter who I definitely think is part of the 65%, it’s a struggle to get water into her. In this hot water these are definitely needed. Claire x

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  4. Such a great idea! I love the packaging x #kcacols

  5. These look so cool! It would definitely encourage my girls to drink more

  6. They’re a great idea for encouraging kids to drink more fluids. It’s been really important to keep on top of my son’s intake recently with the hot weather.

  7. Ah these look perfect for helping children keep hydrated, especially in these current high temperatures!

  8. Diggerland is so much fun isn’t it. These bottles would definitely encourage mine to drink more water – great idea

  9. My oldest is exactly the same – he dehydrates extremely fast and needs more fibre than any of our boys – these sound great!

  10. Great information here. We need to ensure the kids stay hydrated.

  11. Lauretta at Home and Horizon

    Just what the kids need to stay hydrated. I love the packaging.

  12. Su (Ethan And Evelyn)

    I love those bottles they are really cool designs and will encourage children to drink more water. #KCACOLS

  13. Brilliant bottles! My kids love emojis so this would be great for them and I’m sure it would help them to drink more too

  14. I love the emoji designs on the bottles. We’re lucky all our kids drink water but they would still love to have these bottles! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

  15. Carol Cameleon

    Aren’t they cute?! So much fun to be had making the faces and hydration is sooo important especially to children. #kcacols

  16. I haven’t spotted these in the shops yet, but the designs are so much fun, I can see how they would help encourage children to drink more! I’m quite lucky really, both my children seem to naturally drink quite a lot so I don’t have to worry too much about them staying hydrated. x #KCACOLS

  17. Shan williams

    I’ve just bought loads of these for the kids. I really don’t agree with giving them plastic, as I’m trying to be plastic free but they seem to like the bottles! #KCACOLS

  18. I haven’t seen these yet but I know my kids will want them! #KCACOLS

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