She doesn't like water

Anthea - posted on 03/03/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Hi all,i have a 16months old baby and she doesn't like water.She can drink everything else like tea and juice but not water.I need help on how to get her to drink water

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Julia - posted on 03/06/2010

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My son who is 22 months today didn't want any water either. But in the past couple of months he's been drinking it because we've been giving it to him more and he got used to the taste. Just keep giving it to her and eventually she'll start.

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Kathleen - posted on 09/23/2012

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My daughter has had only water and milk since birth and she has never drank much water or cared for the taste so that doesn't mean anything....its frustrated because I don't like to dilute it with juice but I NEVER started with water...so don't just assume that ALL babies will like water if you don't start with juice

September - posted on 03/05/2010

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Oh and by the way Crystal Light has fake sugar in it...not so good for little ones in my opinion!

September - posted on 03/05/2010

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Not sure since you've already been giving her tea and juice, can you blame her for not taking to water? Its best when offering fluids to start with water and stick with water if you want your child to like water. Our son is 16 months old and loves water but then again we've never given him anything different. Maybe try cutting out the teas and juices and offer only water. Good luck!

Angela - posted on 03/05/2010

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my son never really liked water either.. but then one day i put a little bit of crystal light in it(just enough to add a little flavor) and now he doesn't mind drinking water.. plus i call it "juice" and that seems to make him more willing to drink water.

Jackie - posted on 03/04/2010

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My daughter only gets juice that is at least half diluted...not to mention apple juice has water in it anyways. But she does drink straight water here and there too...we just kept giving it to her and she got it finalyl that was her drink. Try esp. during meal time when she is actually thirsty...but its not a hungry thing.

Louise - posted on 03/04/2010

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Must babies/toddlers wont drink water alone as it has no flavour. My 16 month old drinks 2oz of unsweetened apple juice mixed with 6oz of water. This is a very weak solution. She finds the robinsons juice to sweet even though it is sugar free. You can buy flavoured baby waters from the chemist but they are expensive. After dinner she has water until bedtime but she will not drink it, but, if she was thirsty she would.

Lady - posted on 03/04/2010

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If you have a Brit shop anywhere near you go and buy some Robinsons diluting juice - it's quite expensive as they have flown it over but you don't need to use very much to flavour the water - There's no added sugar in it or acid like in fruit juices that attack their teeth. If you can't get it then do as the other mum said and dilute the fruite juice to at least 1 part juice to 3 part water and don't give it in a baby bottle get her drinking it from a staw as soon as possable as this will protect her teeth.

Anthea - posted on 03/04/2010

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I was giving her rooibos and its caffeine free,but thank you very much i'll definatelty try it

Bethanie - posted on 03/04/2010

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Well, first, nix the tea! She doesn't need the caffeine at her age and water down the juice by at least 1/2 to 3/4, then you'll be getting some more water in her. When I first started giving my son water, he wasn't a fan and I wasn't a juice giver so I used to put some of the flavored crystal light in it to slightly flavor it. If you buy the individual ones, just use a little. Hope this helps!

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