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What tricks do you have to use to get your kids to drink water?

Posted by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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My kids aren't too bad about it. Once in a while my 3 year old will get really upset when I say it's time to have water instead of milk or juice. One thing that works for me is to tell her we can put ice in her cup. I don't know why it works, but if she's upset about drinking water this is usually what makes it all better. I will still also water down juice to get them that extra little bit of water throughout the day.

I hate drinking water non-stop. However being pregnant I'm doing my best to drink more. On average I will have two or three 8 oz glasses a day pluse a couple bottles of water. I use those little drink flavor things, the little powder packets for individual bottles to make it more palatable. Now my 3 year old wants me to do the same for her. Think there's any harm in it? I've looked at the ingredient list and don't see anything to cause alarm.

by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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Nikki286
by Tosya on Jan. 22, 2013 at 6:30 PM

If i drink more water she drinks more water. kids follow your lead so if you do it they will do it too they might putup a fight at first but stick to it and they will ask for it instead  atleast my kiddo does shes 4 

piratehooker
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 6:30 PM
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I put water in their cup and they drink it.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 22, 2013 at 6:31 PM

My son loves water and will drink it all the time my dd on the other hand doesn't like water so I flavor it with a little bit of juice or mio 

Barronbaby
by Brandi on Jan. 22, 2013 at 6:32 PM
Nothing my kids love water
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HaloWithHorns78
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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None. They drink it or go thirsty. After dinner they only get water.
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Lyssa0587
by Gold Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 6:32 PM

all my kids drink is water...no tricks...lol. They get milk with meals and thats it. 

frankiesma530
by Platinum Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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 I'm all like "You're having water".

fairyjester
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 6:32 PM

i hand him a glass of it

squeekers
by Platinum Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 6:32 PM

 we use powder packets and Mio in water in this house.

Shaylyn318
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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No tricks, I just tell them to drink water and they do. They also eat their vegetables :)

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