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How can you get children to drink more water?


My 7 year old only drinks when she's thirsty, and that is hardly at all. It's starting to cause health problems. She doesn't like any other drinks, including fruit juices, so I can't give her those instead. When I tell her that she needs to drink more it actually has the opposite effect, even when I explain why it's important. (She sees it as nagging). The doctor has also told her that she needs to drink more water. (And she explained to me that not drinking enough water is very common for children. But she didn't give me any tips). What should I do?

 

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    Moon Daisy 4 years ago

    Thanks for the link. There are some really good suggestions there! I especially like the freezing idea, to make some ice lollies. And the competition one too. My daughter is quite competitive!

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    Moon Daisy 4 years ago

    Good point! She used to like drinking through straws. I will give it a go. :)

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    Moon Daisy 4 years ago

    Hmm, some good ideas there, thanks. Especially the one about getting her to explain to someone else why they should drink water. As she does not like any other drinks apart from water we don't have them in the house.

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