Lou-Li-Ro (1384 days ago) I have to say I am quite shocked you give your daughter gatorade!!! we don`t have that in Ireland (i don`t think) but I have been to america once and seen it and isn;t that stuff BLUE>!?!?! There can`t be anything good in that. Please don`t give it to your toddler any more!!! The thing to do is never give them anything other than water as a drink from the beginning, but if you didn`t do that then I would recommend pure fruit juice diluted a LOT with water. gradually reduce the amount of juice you use, until it is just water, to get her used to it. No more `Gatorade`!!!! ugh
juels101 (1384.2 days ago) Mine didnt like plain water at first either, so I added juice to it and she loved it. It was EXTREMELY diluted, like not even 1/4 juice, but it gives it a different taste, just slightly fruity. To this day, and she is now 3, she drinks very diluted juice so she doesent get a lot of sugar.
tiffany2 (1384.6 days ago) try putting a tiny bit of crystal light in the water.
moguajardo (1384.7 days ago) Our son drinks water all day. He had a difficult time transitioning from formula to milk at 12 months old, so preferred water to milk. Today he drinks milk at breakfast, dinner and bedtime; and has water throughout the day. Our pediatrician discourages fruit juice, unless he`s constipated. Occasionally, we`ll give him just a hint of apple juice just to flavor his water (like 1/6 apple juice). He like that as well. He eats lots of fruit, which takes care of the nutritional value of juices.
RobinG (1384.7 days ago) I have a 1 gallon pitcher of water and I take one lemon and squeeze the juice into it and Hunter loves it :) Plus fresh lemon juice is good for the liver :) He loves it :)
KR (1384.8 days ago) my son drinks allot of water. It just depends how often i give it to him. he gets more water during May-August then any other time of the year. In the fall and winter months he doesnt get much at all but doesnt have a problem drinking it. :: A TRICK - try filling a cupp/sipp with almost all water and then pour in the smallest amount of apple juice to tine the water or give it a little taste. this way the are consuming more water then anything else!
nutnut (1384.8 days ago) my daughter wouldnt drink water at first either. you can add a little fruit juice to it to entice her to drink it. my pediatrican suggested adding a little sugar to it, but i didnt want to give her sugar at the time, so i added the fruit juice and it was fine.