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Water for Kids

Is Boxed Water For Wee Ones Worth the Price?

Most mamas toss a beverage into their tyke's bagged lunch whether the kiddo is headed to school or camp. To keep the meal fresh some parents even freeze the juice box so it will stay chilled by the time the tot needs their thirst quenched. As health-conscience parents moved away from serving junior juice, the options became plastic bottled water or pricey BPA-free canteens.

So companies like Wateroos ($6 for eight boxes) and Hansen's Organic Junior Water ($1.50 for four boxes) produced boxed water — plain purified or naturally-flavored versions that can be discarded after drinking. The packages feature characters like other mainstream brands to appeal to children while limiting their sugar intake. Would you spring for these?

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KAEB06 KAEB06 8 years
I laughed out loud when I saw these in the grocery store....I think it is such a waste!
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
And as a child I'd be really mad if I opened my lunchbox and found a box of water. I'd be like I could have used the water fountain, so why did my mom waste money on this and not get me juice.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
The only reason I see to buy these is if your child leaves the water bottle at school or something, but still Rubbermaid makes like a $4 bottle the size of a juice box and I believe its BPA-free. Waste of resources.
meandtheo meandtheo 8 years
this is so wasteful! a waste of money and resources to make these little boxes of water. it takes one trip to the store to purchase a reusable water bottle and about 10 seconds to fill it up on your way out the door.
MissSushi MissSushi 8 years
I cant really see any reason to purchase disposable water boxes unless you're too lazy to rewash a canteen/thermos of some sort. They have all sorts of character images and fun ones like lady bugs, so its not like they are unappealing.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 8 years
I don't think so. I'd rather my daughter have a reusable BPA free or stainless steel bottle to drink water from rather than buying these. Seems a little unnecessary.
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