View Full Version : What to give one yr old to drink?
11-11-2009, 12:34 PM
My son will be one next week and we're working on eliminating bottles. He doesn't like to eat much. He usually only wants his bottles (formula with rice cereal mixed in it so he gets his iron) to fill him up. It's definately time for him to eat like a big boy. I've got some new ideas for food to try, but I'm wondering about what to give him to drink. We dont allow him to drink the juices with all the preservatives in it, but instead only give him the "Simply Apple" apple juice in the produce section. He drinks a small amount each day but I'm wondering if it's OK to give him water now. We've been taught that you can't give babies water, but he's not really a baby anymore so is it OK to give him water in a sippy cup? How much per day?
11-11-2009, 07:21 PM
I've never heard that you can't give a baby a little bit of water in a sippy. My boys started with water in a sippy at 6 months. Then again I switced my boys to cow's milk at 1 as well, so I'd say that a few ounces of water would be fine.
11-11-2009, 10:57 PM
My son started drinking juice and water at 4 months. At that time, it was small amounts. He is now 14 months old and drinks about 12oz of water and/or juice in a day, plus about 20oz of whole milk. We started whole milk at 10 months.
11-11-2009, 11:31 PM
I am currently trying to wean my 11 1/2 month old from the bottle. Right ow this is what we do:
She gets a 4 oz bottle of WATER at bedtime and 1st thing in the AM.
She gets formula in a sippy at meals.
She gets 2 oz juice/2 oz water 3 times a day.
She is not a big fan of water so she is slowly drinking less of the bottles. We have been doing this about 2 weeks now. So next Monday I will cut down the water in the bottles and replace 1 glass of milk a day w/ water.
11-22-2009, 09:37 AM
Thanks for the tips! He hates water but we've successfully took all bottles away. He drinks milk and will drink juice diluted with water, but not water by itself. I'm sure in time he will grow to like water if I continue to dilute the juice more and more.
12-09-2009, 10:24 PM
Kids really like fun looking food or drinks, my son also wants his drinks with color so its either milk or a juice drink. Plain water is too boring for him. Gradually, I think I can incorporate it into his diet.
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