MAKING sure your little ones drink enough water is a big priority, particularly when we're in the throes of a heatwave.

But getting your children to be sensible in the shade and stay hydrated is hard work when they'd rather play with their mates in the sun.


But one mum came up with a genius hack for keeping her son topped up on H₂O and other parents are going wild for it.

Taking to TikTok, mum @jaymeelea96 shared how she made a fun freezer game for her little boy and it always means he wants his water bottle throughout the day.

She told worried parents that they should find a water bottle with a lid and a straw and top it up with water till it's a third full.

Then she said you should ask your child to put it in the freezer lying on its side and get them excited about what change could happen.

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After a few hours, go back to the freezer and take the bottle out to show them that the water is completely frozen.

The angle of the ice means there's a lot of room to add squash.

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Then the ice will melt as the day goes on so her son constantly wants to reach for the water bottle.

She said: "It's just perfect for summer days and keeps him nice and cool."

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Fellow parents loved the advice and were quick to comment on the video.

One said: "If only I saw this earlier! I couldn’t get my daughters lid off this morning."

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Another said: "Omg yes I used to the same trick for work…the drink stays cold all day!"

A third said: "I’ve used to do this at school ESPECIALLY if I had PE in the summer. Brilliant hack and doesn’t melt as fast as ice cubes do."

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