My son doesn't want water!!!

Elaine - posted on 10/21/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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We live in Dubai and its quite necerssary here to drink water! I have tried EVERYTHING but as soos as he sees that its not milk or juice he throws the bottle aside!its healthy and need him to drink more water! juice is bad for his teeth and dentist said he should drink water at bedtime and not milk?????

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Smriti - posted on 10/21/2010

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Hi Elaine, I have exactly the same problem!! My daughter Saavi just refuses point blank to drink water! i tried a few things and I alternate them so that she doesn't get too bored and realize that she is drinking water. Firstly I give her nestle water to drink and I give it to her straight from the bottle, and it seems to excite her to have the chance to drink from the water bottle, especially if I am drinking a bottle of water too! :) Another thing that works really well with saavi is putting something in the water, like a small icecube or better still a grape. Not only does the grape slightly sweeten the water but it is something for her to get to and she drinks the water to get to it! Good luck and I hope this helps!! :o)

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Athena - posted on 10/24/2010

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Mine gets a straw sippy cup of water at times other than meals so when he is thirsty he just knows that he has to drink from his sippy cup of water. He is good with it and is a very hydrated baby.

Melanie - posted on 10/24/2010

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I just got ova this problem. I diluted my sons juise only a little bit every day untill it was just water, oh and i still call it juice to him. when my son refused 2 drink it i would make it a bit more like it was b4. I only diluted again when he wasnt playing up 2 drink it. It took me 3 weeks but hes now drinking just water and milk again. Hope this helps.

Kristian - posted on 10/22/2010

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try giving him water with a little bit of juice in it. give him the pretense that its juice so that he doesnt realize. i do the same thing with my daughter and it works on her.

Angela - posted on 10/21/2010

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try a fancy cup like mom or dads. I provide a water cup all day even in the living room. milk and juice are only alowed at the table. My son has no choice but to drink water and now even prefers it.

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