My son is 15 months and only drinks water occasionally. Mostly when he gets a hold of his brothers or sister's sippy cup. He is still breastfed. I do give him a sippy of milk once in a while (maybe every three days) with his meal.
With all of my children, I just gave them a sippy cup of water and would fill it as they emptied it. As long as they weren't constipated (hard pellets/stools) I figured they were getting enough water. The only time I changed my normal approach was when they were sick. I gave them a bottle of water because they would drink more from the bottle then the sippy and I wanted to keep fluids in them.
I also don't give them juice, except for an occasional treat at mealtime. They will drink the water when they are thirsty!
at 8:16 PM on Feb. 17, 2011