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Healthy drinks, besides water, for a toddler...

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My son doesn't like water. He'll drink a little from my cups here and there, but out of his own cups, that's a no-go. I've even tried just giving him water and nothing else, thinking if he got thirsty enough, he'd drink it. Nope. After 2 days, about 8 sips of water and about 3 barely wet diapers, I caved and gave him his diluted Gatorade. lol, I water down ALL of his juice. He mostly drinks Gatorade and water. A couple times a month, I give him about 2 oz of apple juice, super diluted, but that gives him the runs. I really wanna break him of this no-water stuff because that's mostly all we drink around here and I know juices aren't great for him all the time. Help me, please!!
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by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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mom2the.rescue
by Bronze Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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what about getting a juicer and making your own?

CamMa
by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:24 AM
I actually used to put strawberries and lemon in water and let it sit and he seemed to like that. I had completely forgotten. Thank you.

Quoting beadingmom17:

Have you tried putting, like, a little lemon juice in the water? I get tired of plain water, so I throw some lemon in it. You can also let cucumbers, sliced up, sit in water overnight and flavor it.
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naomishere
by naomi michelle on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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Gatorade is actually bad for toddlers it messes with there electrolytes
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CamMa
by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:28 AM
I've been looking for juicers. But the only cheap ones I've found were citrus only ones and I can't drop a couple hundred dollars on one that does everything right now.

Quoting mom2the.rescue:

what about getting a juicer and making your own?

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shaunaleigh418
by Platinum Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:28 AM
I give my girls one juice box a day. The tiny ones, I think they're 4 ounces. My 2 year old drinks the water boxes. They are flavored with a splash of juice. They're by Hansen's and they're organic. Other than that they drink water.

If we're at a party, I allow them one cup of soda. I give them about 3 ounces of that but then it's water for the rest of the night.
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CamMa
by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:28 AM
Thanks..

Quoting naomishere:

Gatorade is actually bad for toddlers it messes with there electrolytes
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Sarahb21
by Gold Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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Well, Gatorade definitely isn't the way to go. It's loaded with shit.

 Give him 100% juice watered down. Give him water with a small squirt of Mio in it.

Bitemebetty
by Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:29 AM
Try making your own flavor water with fruit.
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CamMa
by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM
I have never seen these water boxes or pouches! I need these things!!

Quoting shaunaleigh418:

I give my girls one juice box a day. The tiny ones, I think they're 4 ounces. My 2 year old drinks the water boxes. They are flavored with a splash of juice. They're by Hansen's and they're organic. Other than that they drink water.



If we're at a party, I allow them one cup of soda. I give them about 3 ounces of that but then it's water for the rest of the night.
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shaunaleigh418
by Platinum Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM
Yeah the pediatrician told me to give them some only after they've had diarrhea. Also, I believe there's something in it that can weaken your enamel so, OP be careful with his teeth.

Quoting naomishere:

Gatorade is actually bad for toddlers it messes with there electrolytes
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