18 month old addicted to milk

Kelly - posted on 08/06/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My dd is 18 months old will hardly drink anything besides whole milk. She will drink 8oz of milk in 5 mins but will hardly drink water or diluted juice. Idk what to do... I don't want her to drink just milk but I need to keep her hydrated ... Any ideas?

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Ev - posted on 08/06/2013

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Give her milk at meals only. Then fill a sippy cup with water and set it out where she can reach it. When she gets thirsty, offer her this cup. She is going to throw a fit or two over it but in time she will learn that she gets her milk at certain times. Have you just let her have her milk all the time and not tried water and juice? Have you just given in to her wants instead of making her learn to drink other things? If you let her get away with making her demands take preidence over what you need her to do, she will run your household for the rest of your life.

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