DS is always offered some water in a cup with meals -either a sippy cup which he holds himself and bangs on the tray, with the occasional drop of water being swallowed, or an open one that I keep a firm grip on but he drinks enthusiastically from. In the last few days though he has found a new use for the open cup - first he demands it with much waving and beckoning, then proceeds to wash his hands in it -dabbling one hand at a time like a finger bowl! It is very sweet but the water becomes rather crummy and not very appealing. Sorry, totally pointless post but it is so funny I thought I'd see if anyone else's does this?
She still does! Not quite so bad, but when she thinks we are not looking she likes to dip her fingers/hands into it!
I never did too much about it apart from just gently remind her not to do it, change the water when it got too mucky. I am afraid I was a bad mummy and did not necessarily change her water if it got a bit messy. If she wanted to drink water with tuna in it fine by me, as long as she ate the tuna ! At that age, I was completely unable to stop her!
not too long after that, she also discovered tipping water into her food, food into her water, so she would drink a spaghetti bolognaise drink, or eat bolognaise soup!
My dd2 does this, and she is 3. It is cute at first, but a bit of a pain when they are old enough to know better. Yesterday my dd2 decided to spread out a piece of kitchen towel on the table, and then proceeded to deliberately pour half her cup of water over it. I think she's been watching too many ads on TV. Unfortunately our kitchen towel was not absorbent as the ones on the ads, and dd2 had some cleaning up to do...