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    15 Tips And Tricks That'll Help You Stay Hydrated All Summer Long

    Tried and tested by BuzzFeed readers — water you waiting for?

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    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite products and hacks for staying hydrated—read on to see their tips and tricks, they'll be extra helpful during these hot summer months.

    1. Throw it back to college with (water) shots., NBC

    "I keep a Dixie cup in my bathroom so any time I go in, I drink a cup. It adds up!" —scoudo

    Get a pack of 600 from Amazon for $14.28.

    2. Invest in a bottle that's truly a whole lotta bang for your buck. The Hydro Flask is loved by numerous BuzzFeed readers. It keeps ice-cold drinks, ice cold.

    "It keeps ice icy for over 24 hours and comes in awesome colors. Before getting it, I was a dehydrated mess all the time. Now I'm a slightly more hydrated mess all the time." —jaclynmicheleh

    Get it from Amazon for $29.90+ (available in 16 colors).

    3. Opt for a drink mix like Crystal Light when you get bored with water. You can whip up delicious lemonade/iced tea drinks while staying hydrated.

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    "I add Crystal Light mix — it adds extra fiber and tastes amazing! I drink so much more water now." —kayleeb4d3fbad22

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $22.95.

    Also, try this assortment of 44 on-the-go packets from Amazon for $6.99.

    4. Unleash your inner kid with a crazy straw. You loved 'em when you were little, and chances are you love 'em now, too. If you have kids, they're guaranteed to like these, also.

    "I love drinking from a crazy straw! They make drinking water fun, and before you know it, your water will be all gone!" —puglover63

    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $11.99.

    5. Use an app like WaterMinder to set personal water goals and keep track of how much you're consuming.

    "It sends you reminders throughout the day, and lets you keep track of how much you drink. You can also set a daily goal for yourself." —hannahelizabethhh

    Download it from iTunes for $2.99 or Google Play for free.

    6. If you're a new mama, use baby's feeding time to take care of yourself, too!

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    "I am currently breastfeeding my baby, and I've gotten into the habit of having a glass of water every time I feed him. I didn't realize how much water I was drinking until I did the math. Over a gallon a day!" —heartofthesea

    7. Make a game out of it with your favorite water bottle and some rubber bands.

    "I like to wrap a few rubber bands around a reusable water bottle. Every time I finish a bottle, I take one off and put it around my wrist. The goal is to take all of the rubber bands off the water bottle by the end of the day. I find having something tactile to keep track is very helpful." —dillonk4b898b85d

    Get them from Amazon for $4.44.

    8. If plain water isn't your thing and making your own fruit-flavored water doesn't fit into your busy schedule, try out these yummy water drinks. They're super refreshing and come in flavors like strawberry kiwi and watermelon.

    "Drinking water is really hard for me, and it just seems like a chore. But drinking flavored water like Hint has made it so much easier. It has just enough flavor to make it more enjoyable." —kittytoes

    Get a 12-pack of 16 oz. bottles from Amazon for $18.99.

    9. Stay extra cool with a Sip 'N Mist water bottle. It's a great way to be both hydrated and chilled on the hottest of days.

    "These are great because you can drink from them, but then there's also a little nozzle that sprays mist at your face." —caric4baa74a97

    Get it from Amazon for $11.18+ (available in three colors).

    10. Drink water whenever you check your phone — if you're someone who checks their phone a lot, and we know you are, you'll have consumed plenty of water in no time.


    "I put my water bottle on top of my phone. Whenever I want to check my phone, I have to pick up my water bottle, and that reminds me to drink it. You can do the same when with friends, watching TV, etc." —sarahnicolep123

    11. Try out the Plant Nanny app. It lets you grow your very own plants and gardens — but in order to do so, you gotta get your daily water intake in and track it.

    "This app has changed my LIFE. It determines how much water you need to drink every day, based on weight and activity level, and then it waters a virtual plant when you log the water you drink. If you don't drink water, your plant dies. The app sends you notifications if you haven't logged in two hours. GAME CHANGER."


    Download it from iTunes or Google Play for free.

    12. Use a water infuser (like the one inside this cool bottle) to try different combinations of fruit and other flavor enhancers for a fresh, tasty drink.

    "My favorite combo right now is lemon, cucumber, and mint, but you can mix and match anything! Without it I doubt I'd be drinking as much water." —christinam4ec4c6183

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in three colors).

    13. Trick your mind, and your friends, into thinking you're drinking a fancy schmancy beverage from Dunkin' or Starbucks by saving the cups and filling them with your own fruit-infused concoctions.


    "I prepare drinks in the cups at night, and use filtered water with cucumbers, watermelon, lemon, mint — whatever. Every time I open the fridge it's like a gourmet shop with rows of beautiful infused-waters." —mandyciampa

    14. Get hydrated and re-fueled at the same time by drinking coconut water — it's available in a variety of flavors, so you're bound to find one you like.

    "I was on a medication that makes me hypersensitive to the chemical tastes in plain water, and also super dehydrated. To stay hydrated, I drink coconut water (which is ultra hydrating) and use the dehydrated packets of coconut water in water bottles." —kenzieiscarson

    Get a 12-pack of 11.1 oz. boxes from Amazon for $21.14 (available in 10 flavors).

    15. Get yourself a SodaStream and make sparkling water instantly when just plain water isn't cutting it.

    "The bubbles in soda water make me want to drink more. Having a SodaStream machine really helped! I fill my liter bottle four times or more a day!" —perplexis

    Get it from Amazon for $84.95+ (available in three colors).

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