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flavoured water - is it ok?

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browneyedgirl23 Thu 30-Jun-16 16:24:49

My LG will be 2 in August and will drink normal water, however sometimes I want to give her something with flavour (and don't want to give her too much squash) - what are people's view on flavoured water?
Anyone else give their LO it? If so, any recommendations for best one?
Thanks smile

nilbyname Thu 30-Jun-16 16:26:25

What do you mean by floundered?

We used to do half pure fruit juice and half water sometimes but generally just kept it to water x

MoreGilmoreGirls Thu 30-Jun-16 16:26:55

Just out of interest why do you want to give her something with flavour? My DS is 2.5 and just drinks water or milk. I'd avoid if she's happy to drink water.

mouldycheesefan Thu 30-Jun-16 16:27:25

Just stick with water. That's all she needs.

DollyBarton Thu 30-Jun-16 16:28:14

No! That stuff is both revolting and full of aspartame. That's why I hate it. Other people don't care about aspartame and actually like the weird chemically taste. I give mine fruit juice watered down. Like add a splash of pure apple juice or something freshly squeezed. Anything in moderation is fine but why not wait till little one pesters you for it, you'll have some time avoiding the fruit shoots soon enough!

browneyedgirl23 Thu 30-Jun-16 16:29:06

She has on and off days, she will only drink a bottle in the morning 9ozs and then some days will only drink 3-4 ozs of water - so wanted to keep her hydrated by adding some flavour, wouldn't be everyday, maybe once a week
I do try and stick with just water as I'm happy with that, just wanted to get people's thoughts

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 30-Jun-16 16:29:28

If you mean the bottled stuff with a hint of strawberry or lemon etc, steer clear, chock full of sugar and/or sweetners. Stick to milk or water.

sleepyhead Thu 30-Jun-16 16:29:29

Flavoured water is the same as squash basically.

Numberoneisgone Thu 30-Jun-16 16:29:34

Mine drink water mainly or milk and then on the absolute rare occasion anything goes including fizzy drinks. Flavoured water and cordial are pretty much the same as any other drink that is not water or milk not really great for them and potentially damaging for teeth IMHO.

MrsJayy Thu 30-Jun-16 16:30:07

The flavoured waters are full of sweetners weak cordial or watered down fruit juice is maybe better if ypu want to give her flavoured drink you are going to get people telling you juice is poison it isnt

browneyedgirl23 Thu 30-Jun-16 16:30:40

Thanks everyone! I will stick with pure juice watered down or water

Really appreciate everyone's thoughts and viewssmile

MrsJayy Thu 30-Jun-16 16:31:04

Yes squash and flavoured water is the same.

Tanaqui Thu 30-Jun-16 16:31:10

Flavoured water is just clear squash. But you could give her water with a slice of orange/ lemon/ cucumber, or an ice cube; and little ones often drink more with a straw?

Gardencentregroupie Thu 30-Jun-16 16:31:23

If your heart is set on it, why don't you flavour some water yourself? Those pre flavoured ones are full of artificial flavourings and sweetener. Pop some mint and cucumber in a jug of water and leave it in the fridge for a bit. Then you know what's in it.

MrsJayy Thu 30-Jun-16 16:36:39

If you want to give her flavoured water give her it

Tfoot75 Thu 30-Jun-16 16:36:51

I would look at sugar content and make up your own mind. As even no added sugar squash contains sugar from the fruit in it our dentist advised squash with meals only and milk or water the rest of the time. I wouldn't give fruit juice even half and half like some have mentioned as it's completely unnecessary calories from sugar, and I can't see the difference to drinking coke really. But then I'm more bothered about sugar than sweeteners, as there is actually proven and quite obvious negatives re sugar intake, whereas the aspartame/sweetener thing is just popular myth.

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