Water. You know, like in the toilet. We need it and parent’s that want to maintain their energy should be making sure they (and their children) are getting enough of it.

It’s one thing to say, “Yeah, I get up a few times a day and get a drink from the water cooler.” It’s another thing to say, ” Yeah, I drink 8 solid glasses of water every day and I know this because I track my water intake.”

The “8 x 8 Rule” suggests adults get eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day, but how do you keep track? Pen and paper works fine, but for someone on the go, and for those of us that appreciate a little technology and innovation, there are plenty of other options.

Water Tracking and Reminding Apps

The wonderful people at Hint (Drink Water, Not Sugar) already did the work for us here.

Check out their list of the top 8 FREE Water Tracking and Reminder Apps.

Don’t mind spending a little cash to track your water intake? Here are some high tech water bottles and wearable devices to help keep your body hydrated.

Water Bottles

The H20 Pal Smart Bottle:

Thermos 24 Ounce Hydration Bottle with Connected Smart Lid:

The Smart Bottle 2 Tracks Water & Coffee Intake:

The Pyrus, Drink Water Reminder:


The Fitbit Charge 2:

The LVL – Wearable Hydration Monitor (on Kickstarter):