So basically my 2.5 yr old son will not drink. Never has. I have a battle with him daily to get fluid into him. Have tried everything, lots of different cups, juices, cold, room temperature,ice pops. U name it I've tried it. I'm literally out of ideas. I sometimes have to syringe into his mouth. He just refuses to drink. He is happy and healthy otherwise. Ideas anyone?
Mine is like this - I think they just don't need that much compared to what we think they do. Mine will drink milk out of cup with a straw and will lap up a take away 'coffee' of cold milk from costa etc so I do this if desperate. Otherwise- cereal? Where there's loads of milk. Purées? Just go with what they will drink do and keep offering.
I'm pretty sure that if I didn't offer a drink all day he wouldn't be bothered. Although he will lap up diet coke and drink loads of it if he could. But I refuse to go down that road. I'm just worried esp with this heat he will get dehydrated. X
If he's happy and healthy stop battling as he is clearly getting sufficient fluid from foods. He doesn't need drinks stringed into his mouth - that is quite a damaging precedent to set. But sugar free ice pops, make real juice or milkshake tiny ice lollies. Go with yoghurt, jelly, watermelon, cucumber, smoothies. Leave him to decide - children rarely create problems for themselves. Just take a more relaxed attitude. Agree don't go down the cola route.
What we have just discovered works for us is playing "cheers" by giving her her sippy cup, I have a water bottle and we just sit and do "cheers" again and again until I'm satisfied she's had a good glug.
That and watermelon watermelon watermelon. It's basically water in melon form x