August 21 2020 by

I’m not allowed to drink in class

If you’re at school, drinking water should be available to you during the school day. If your teacher doesn’t allow you to have a water bottle on your desk, talk them about keeping it in your bag next to you or in close reach. In some lessons like IT or science, water may need to be kept outside for safety reasons. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to your teacher, you could ask your parent or carer to do this for you. 

I don’t like the taste of water

If you don’t like the taste of plain drinking water you could try adding low sugar squash or a little fruit juice, or even some cucumber or slices of fruit.  Avoid drinks containing caffeine (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cola and energy drinks). Fizzy drinks, blackcurrant, orange, and drinks containing artificial colourings, flavourings and sweeteners might also cause problems for the bladder. 

I forget to have drinks

URApp provides drinking reminders to help you remember to drink. You can set these to remind you to drink at regular times during the day and you can customise your reminder message. To turn these on go to ‘reminders’ in the side menu (View guide: How to setup reminders). 

Some people find it helpful to draw lines on their water bottle to keep track of how much they’ve been drinking. URApp helps by asking you to record your drinks. 

I run out of water during the day

Make sure you top up your water bottle at break time. You don’t need to finish your bottle before topping it up. In URApp you can record part-finished drinks. When you top up your bottle, just start a new drink and the old one will be stored in your daily drinks library. You can see all the drinks you’ve had that day by swiping left and right (View guide: How to add drinks).