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What drinks does your 18 month old have?

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Paddingtonthebear Wed 16-Apr-14 07:43:52

DD only has water and milk. Everywhere I go I see similar age or younger toddlers with juice. I haven't given DD squash as I thought it was considered unhealthy and that water is best. Should I be offering her something more exciting than water??

Oly4 Wed 16-Apr-14 14:46:42

Water, milk, sugar free very dilute squash on occasion, or diluted fresh apple juice for 2 year old. I tried just milk and water up to 18 months but he's never been a lover of either. If I mix up what he has now, I find he has no problem drinkin water or milk at other times. I have no problem with sugar free squash, I've read the research and I'm not convinced of the health risks. Also, my type 1 diabetic mother has lived off sweeteners for donkeys years with no ill effects so I'm happy

slightlyconfused85 Wed 16-Apr-14 20:32:01

17mo just water and milk.

dashoflime Wed 16-Apr-14 20:34:23

DS (20 months) has milk, water, juice, diluted smoothie, squash.
I think he has more variety in his drinks than in his food, the fussy little bugger.
Milk and water is fine though- very healthy.

Thurlow Wed 16-Apr-14 20:36:16

At 18mo just water and milk. Now at 25mo slightly more fruit juice, especially those little cartons. Maybe a couple of times a week. No need to push anything else if they're happy.

WrongendoftheSTIX Fri 18-Apr-14 22:05:33

Water and milk. As pp have said don't give squash for as long as possible to save their teeth from unnecessary attack.

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