What’s Aquabud made of?
Aquabud is a water-based electrolyte drink.
The main ingredient in every can is natural spring water from our mates in New Zealand. We don’t mind putting aside our trans-Tasman rivalry to admit they have the best water in the world. We add electrolytes in the form of potassium, plus a small amount of Vitamin C, Magnesium, Calcium and Zinc. Then we jazz things up with natural flavours and colours - but nothing artificial! Check out our full list of ingredients and a description of each one here.
Can anyone drink Aquabud?
Aquabud is for people aged two years and up. You know that age where your kid starts to get really annoying at the supermarket? That’s kinda the perfect age for an Aquabud.
Does Aquabud contain any allergens?
Aquabud is FREE from gluten, dairy, nuts and egg. We’re also a vegan safe product.
Why is hydration important for kids?
Because kids are like fiddle leaf figs - they need water. Water serves so many vital functions in the human body like distributing nutrients, getting rid of waste, pumping oxygen through the blood, as well as helping every cell to function correctly. Water also helps stabilise body temperature.
But perhaps most importantly, hydration is linked to energy levels and physical endurance, as well as concentration and focus. Basically, the more hydrated kids are, the more they’ll be able to squeeze out of life!
What are the benefits of hydration?
Oh where do we start?! It helps keep your organs functioning, helps your joints move properly, improves sleep quality, cognition and overall mood. It delivers nutrients where they need to go and gets rid of waste your body no longer needs. It's the natural fuel that keeps our bodies operating how they should.
Can kids get dehydrated?
They certainly can! Little kids in particular are more at risk of dehydration than teens and adults. Their bodies are smaller and have smaller water reserves to draw from. They’re usually more physically active too. They literally do not stop moving - unless Bluey is on TV of course. And if you’ve ever seen a little child flushed red and super hot after physical exertion, it’s because their little bodies produce more heat than ours. For younger kids, they may not always know if they’re thirsty or remember to ask for water.
All these factors mean that kids can be even more susceptible to dehydration than grown-ups.
How can I tell if my child is dehydrated?
One of the best places to start is the toilet. If your child is dehydrated their wee might be dark yellow, orange or even brown. They might not be going to the toilet as much, or have less wet nappies. Other symptoms include dry lips and mouth, mild dizziness and headaches.
Symptoms of more severe dehydration include lethargy and no energy, sunken eyes, really cold hands and feet and faster breathing with a faster heart rate. They might also seem irritable or confused, and if they cry no tears appear.
If you think your child is showing signs of severe dehydration we would recommend immediately contacting your doctor or even hospital.
Will hydration get my child to go to bed on time?
Hmmm sorry no - but we can recommend gentle cajoling, followed by angry threats, followed by sobbing into your hands, followed by weary resignation.