how do I get my 2 yr. old son to drink water?

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Adrienne - posted on 03/10/2009

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Quoting Jessica:



When my daughter is not eating, we only allow her to have water.  While she is eating, she can have on glass of milk or juice.  We only offer her the juice for one meal, usually breakfast.  We always leave water out for her to drink during the day.  If they are thirsty, they'll drink:)





I do kinda what Jessica does and it works. During the day my oldest only gets water in a sippy cup. During his meals he gets milk. He asks for milk but we say no here's your drink, he'll drink it when he needs a drink. Good Luck!

Jessica - posted on 03/09/2009

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When my daughter is not eating, we only allow her to have water.  While she is eating, she can have on glass of milk or juice.  We only offer her the juice for one meal, usually breakfast.  We always leave water out for her to drink during the day.  If they are thirsty, they'll drink:)

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I didnt offer anything else to my kids...eventually they will be so thirsty they will drink it. Even at party's my kids are allowed one half cup of diet soft drink and then only water. My 4 year old doesnt even ask for anything else now. My two year old will cry if he see's water but I just walk away leaving the cup on a table he can reach and when I come back he is drinking it. My daughter is 7 months and in between her bottles of milk she has water, although she will only drink it warmed up, at least she drinks it.

LaTosha - posted on 03/09/2009

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Have you tried the flavor water.  I don't give it often, every now and again to get them use to it and then slowly reg.  But, I alternate between the reg and flavor.

Deena - posted on 03/09/2009

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My son, who is 20 months, likes his water really cold. We keep it in refillable bottles in the fridge, so that when he is thirsty I can just fill up a sippy cup with cold water and give it to him. If I add ice, he's even happier. Beyond that, I would suggest that you drink a lot of water yourself so that he realizes water is the most common drink in your home. Also, just don't give him many other choices. Eventually he'll get thirsty and drink water.

Beth - posted on 03/09/2009

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i add a little juice to my son's water. he thinks he's getting all juice. eventually i add less and less and he just ends up drinking it. hope this helps :)

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