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Mumtwoboys2 Tue 04-Oct-16 20:34:44


I am a bit worried that my son, he is 18 months, drinks a bit too little water. He is having a couple of sips several times a day but never full or at least half cup. Does anyone wants to share their toddlers drinking habits?

dementedpixie Wed 05-Oct-16 12:33:16

Does he still take milk? My Dd never drank much (still doesn't) whereas ds will down his quickly. Both seem healthy enough

Mumtwoboys2 Wed 05-Oct-16 13:27:30

yes he drinks formula.

Bagina Wed 05-Oct-16 13:31:38

Dc1 couldn't get enough water, dc2 doesn't drink much, hates water, I give them squash. Is there any reason he drinks formula?

Coconut0il Wed 05-Oct-16 17:43:23

DS2 is 13 months, he is still bf morning and night. He has a sippy cup and a sports type bottle that we fill with water in the morning and just leave near him during the day. He does pick them up and has a drink when he wants. He seems to drink more this way than when we are watching him.
DS1 didn't drink much water so had very weak juice.

Ineededtonamechange Wed 05-Oct-16 18:07:46

I give my DS very very diluted fresh juice/squash (would taste more like water to adults) when he hasn't been drinking enough - then when he gets back into the habit of drinking more, wean him back onto water.

Generally, though, he would drink more than that. We also give him water in a non spill cup overnight and he will drink from that.

He is older now - preschooler, but we used these tactics from a younger age!

Mumtwoboys2 Wed 05-Oct-16 18:26:33

Thanks guys! I will try to leave a bottle in a visible place, maybe that encourages himsmile

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