MY daughter wont drink water...any suggestions

Karen - posted on 08/25/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )




Hey everyone,

I need some advice. My almost one year old hates water and wont drink it, she will play with it. We just found out that she could get a UTI what should i do to make her like it?


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I've never had a problem with my son drinking water.. He see's me drinking a lot of water and wants it. I first started giving him a splash of juice with like 4 oz of water,

Lyndsay - posted on 08/30/2009




You could get those Crystal Light powder packets which just change the colour and add a hint of flavour, but is still water. She might think it's juice.

Krista - posted on 08/30/2009




when my boys wouldnt drink water we always put a small drop of corn syrup in there for flavoring and then they drank it.

Jaimie - posted on 08/27/2009




try flavoring it. or what i did was my son hated it and always wanted juice so i cut out the juice and yes he threw a fit and cried but eventually he got thirsty enough and drank the water. now he loves it!!

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try adding flavoring like cordial my daughter did the same thing and i was all you cant give her cordial kids should just have water untill my doctor told me that she was getting dehidrated and could get uti and that a trip to the hospital wasnt worth a small amount of cordial in her drinks she gets such a small amount that it is not worth worring about 15mls cordial to 300mls water less sugar than jucie but you do need to find a way to make her drink good luck

User - posted on 08/26/2009




am having the same problem who is nine mnths but i hve noticed that when i used a spoon,he takes a bit.try it

Lisa - posted on 08/25/2009




I have the same problem with my daughter (9 months old now). I have tried in a sippy cup and she takes a couple sips...realizes it isnt milk and then pushes it away, or plays with the cup. I tried adding a tiny bit of apple juice and the rest filled with water and this seemed to work for about 10 seconds and then she pushed that away as well...sorry I dont have any other advice...just wanted to let you know you are not alone...

Jessika - posted on 08/25/2009




Make it as appealing as possible. I like the ice idea. I've given my son water since he was 3 months old, so not really sure what'd help.. maybe really really diluted juice. You can't go cold turkey i dont think, but even if its a few sips a day, better than nothing..

Karen - posted on 08/25/2009




she is drinking from a sippy cup since she was 8 months.. and we have tried the water bottles with the suction and she doesnt really know how to drink from the straw yet

Debbie-shea - posted on 08/25/2009




Have you tried different cups? My daughter is onl 6 months but wont drink water from a bottle but will from a regular glass cup if I hold it to her mouth. Maybe a sippy cup with a straw?!

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