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SwivelHips Mon 06-Jul-15 21:03:48

Sorry probably wrong board as I wasn't sure where to post. DS is 3, are there any drinks I can give him (other than milk and water) which are healthy? Bloody minefield out there. One of the mums says Capri Sun tropical crush is the best she's found TIA

CultureSucksDownWords Mon 06-Jul-15 21:06:09

I'm guessing you mean low in sugar?

If your DS is ok with water and milk then is there a need for other drinks?

I give water and milk usually but if we're out or at a party then squash or juice + water is fine occasionally.

TheBookofRuth Mon 06-Jul-15 21:10:45

Very watered down fresh fruit juice. But yes, milk and water are better if they'll drink them.

SwivelHips Mon 06-Jul-15 21:11:48

When we're out in cafes, soft play etc if he can't see them I get milk straw but if he can reach them it's straight for the fruit shoots which send him loopy. Just wondered what others did...

grabaspoon Mon 06-Jul-15 21:16:06

Water and milk as only choices

RiverTam Mon 06-Jul-15 21:16:09

Milk and water here. When she was about 3 we allowed her very very very dilute Apple juice when we're out and about.

My mum is a retired children's dentist, and the only piece of parenting advice she has offered in 5.5 years is ideally not to give anything other than milk or water to drink but if you do to treat juice exactly how you would squash and never put it in a bottle. She seemed much hotter on sugary drinks than good.

RiverTam Mon 06-Jul-15 21:17:46


On the odd occasion DD has had undiluted juice the effect in her behaviour has been pretty immediate, she goes absolutely loopy and also wees an awful lot.

SwivelHips Tue 07-Jul-15 19:20:39

Ah I was kind of hoping someone would come along with a miracle drink I could give him...bums. Just need to get out of some bad habits which we've fallen into. Thanks all envy

Wolfiefan Tue 07-Jul-15 19:24:39

Water and milk. Not bloody Capri sun for a toddler. No chance.

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