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drink water? my kids HATE it. they avoid it like the plague! they ask for something to drink and i say water so they say nevermind im not thirst. how can i get them to drink more water?
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by on Apr. 28, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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SweetPea2004
by Silver Member on Apr. 28, 2013 at 10:50 PM


A lot of the flavor packets have fake sugar and artificial dyes.

Quoting mommyofmonkey16:


I'm curious to know why...Anyways,  you can give them watermelon.

Quoting annelauer:

Don't do that!


Quoting bizkit_fanky:

Dd hates it too...I buy the drink packets to add to her water....






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annelauer
by on Apr. 28, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners. They're terrible for anyone, but I can't imagine giving them to children.


Quoting mommyofmonkey16:


I'm curious to know why...Anyways,  you can give them watermelon.


Quoting annelauer:

Don't do that!





Quoting bizkit_fanky:

Dd hates it too...I buy the drink packets to add to her water....







mommyofmonkey16
by on Apr. 28, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Ah!  Clueless mama here!  I never give my kids that stuff.

gracie0221
by Gracie on Apr. 29, 2013 at 1:43 AM
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I will say my dd's love juice and they don't like water very much, but I only let them have juice sometimes and the rest water. when I give them the water, they won't drink it at first, but I let them know thats the only drink they can have for the day, they eventually give in and drink it cause they're thirsty. 

winterglow
by on Apr. 29, 2013 at 6:17 AM

 I agree. Besides, once you've added stuff like this you can hardly call what you're drinking "water" because you've defeated the point in giving it. If you're going to drink sweetened water you might as well be drinking soda. Check the calories per glass ...


Quoting annelauer:

Artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners. They're terrible for anyone, but I can't imagine giving them to children.


Quoting mommyofmonkey16:

 

I'm curious to know why...Anyways,  you can give them watermelon.


Quoting annelauer:

Don't do that!





Quoting bizkit_fanky:

Dd hates it too...I buy the drink packets to add to her water....



 


 



 

uriahadel
by on Apr. 29, 2013 at 6:32 AM
This is with my kids as well...

If they don't have any other options, trust me when they get thirsty enough, they will drink it


Quoting chcon:

We've not had any trouble with this. Since they were off formula/breastmilk they've had either milk or water 90% of the time. With no other options, they just got used to it I guess.

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sammyreymom
by Bronze Member on Apr. 29, 2013 at 7:09 AM

We have used Propel or a mix to help flavor the water. 

MrsApple
by Bronze Member on Apr. 29, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Water is all my daughter drinks because we never offered her anything else besides breast milk so she loves it.

bek2525
by Member on Apr. 29, 2013 at 7:20 AM

My son prefers water over everything else. He's always drank it since day one as the whole family does are you setting a good example. They will drink it eventually if that is all that there is

mom2the.rescue
by Bronze Member on Apr. 29, 2013 at 7:24 AM

have nothing else.  They'll eventually drink it, and everything else will taste too strong.

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