Review of Belly Washers and Tummy Ticklers Juice Drinks11:46 AM
I will be the first to admit that when I first saw these products in the store, I thought “Wow. That's excessive.” After all, I had trained my kids to drink from a cup from an early age, and buying them a character-inspired bottle with a little juice seemed like a poor way to spend my money. After reviewing the Tummy Ticklers, Tummy Tickler Tots, and Belly Washers drinks this past month, however, I am the first to admit that I was wrong. Here's why:
The drinks are 100% juice. Unlike other squeeze bottle convenience or novelty drinks for kids, there is no added sugar. In fact, while the Tummy Tickler and Belly Washers drinks are both pure juice, the Tummy Tickler Tots has 40% reduced sugar due to it being diluted with purified water. Why is this important? We already dilute all of our fruit juices at home, both to keep kids from consuming too many calories, and to keep the acid levels down. (Too much juice can rot teeth.)
Another thing that I really loved about these products is that they encouraged hydration in a way I didn't think was possible. With my kids very active and playing outside in the hot weather, I worried about them getting dehydrated. After they would drink the juice that came in these bottles, however, we were able to reuse them by filling them with water, encouraging them to drink more and stay healthy.
If you are teaching your kids about good stewardship of our earth and resources, you will be able to incorporate the bottles into a lesson about using things over and over. These bottles are dishwasher safe, so you can use them time and again. They are also BPA-Free! I also enjoyed that the sizes of the bottles were appropriate for the ages. (The Tots size was 4 oz., for example, while the Belly Washers was 8 oz.)
My kids were most excited about the character toppers, of course. We received Eeyore, Disney Princess, and Marvel Superhero bottles to sample, and when the bigger boys were done with theirs, my youngest (the 14-month old) adopted the Princess one. We took it everywhere for a few weeks; it replaced his sippy cup!
I was really impressed with the durability of these bottles, and am pleased with the efforts to keep kids healthy. You can find out more about these drinks at the official websites: www.tummyticklertots.comwww.tummyticklers.com and www.bellywashers.com
*Samples were received for review. Opinions are 100% my own.