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  1. I am having problems getting our son to drink enough water so these ideas are great, I especially like the fruit in ice cubes, I hope he does too.

  2. Fruit ice cubes is cool. Kids can be at times difficult to manage. Stuff like this will definitely help. I also don’t encourage kids or for that matter adults drinking juices. Anyway nice article. Cheers!

  3. Besides on being helpful I think this is fun to do. Thanks for the tips!

  4. These are great tips! As a child, I would drink almost anything if it had a crazy/swirly straw! I’m glad your kids opt for water now.

  5. Thank you so much for these tips! Coming from a colder climate we’ve not been raised as big water drinkers ourselves, so it’s not too surprising that our daughter isn’t either! But every day i try to encourage her to drink it. (Again she prefers juice). New cups work as a novelty for her, but this wears off after a few days. Definitely going to try the fruit ice cubes, drink with dinner and reward chart! Great advice 🙂

  6. Susen Kuchta says:

    My daughter loves milk and would drink it all day if I let her. Funny but she doesn’t like juice at all! She too just started with some bathroom issues and I’m guessing it was caused from way too much milk so she now only gets a cup in the morning and tiny bit at bedtime. She’s good with water and thankfully realizes that the milk might be causing some of her issues so she’s doing fine with water. It’s actually her next favorite after milk. I love the water drinking chart!
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  7. Angela Thayer says:

    🙂 Me too! I really love water especially when I am pregnant. I think my body is telling me that I am needing more of it then!

  8. Water is the main drink for my son. He is 4 years old right now. He has a small 4 oz milk in the morning and another 4 oz milk at night. The only juice he ever gets is the juice I make from fresh organic fruits with my juicer. Juice is only about 2 -3 times a week depending if I can find produce on sale. I’d like to stop milk all together because I know there are some gross stuff in there and he can get his nutrition in other ways. For now though, I let him have a little bit. So besides a little milk and occasional juice he drinks water all day long and he loves it.

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      That is so awesome! Way to go mama! 🙂 I agree about the milk. Moderation is good. We drink almond milk, but try to limit it because of sugars. My oldest has some digestive issues, so too much dairy isn’t good for his body. That’s why we switched to almond milk. Thanks for sharing!!

      1. I just made my first batch of almond milk this morning. Not to bad! I used soaked almonds, water, a little dash of organic vanilla extract, and about 2-3 dates. So there isn’t any refined sugar in there. The sugar in fruits such as dates assimilates easily in the body and is actually good for you. How did your kiddo’s do with the switch to almond milk? I haven’t given my son any yet.

        1. Angela Thayer says:

          Wow! That is impressive. We buy ours, but that is a great idea to make some. My kids did not like dairy milk to begin with, so we started with almond milk after they were done breastfeeding (my oldest was 19 months and my youngest was 16 months). Thanks for the suggestion!

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