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    Default How to stop giving cordial?

    Ds 20 months was always really good at drinking plain water but lately it seems that most times it has to be cordial/soft drink/juice. It's always water with just a splash of the above but i feel like we are heading down a slippery slope of always wanting juice/ cordial and not drinking water.

    I have tried pretending to put cordial in his cup, this worked for a while but he now tastes it and wants cordial.

    I know if I just don't give anything to him he won't get it but it's mostly easier to give in then deal with the tantrums.

    Does anyone have any words of wisdom to help?

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    deal with the tantrums. It'll only take a week and he will have forgotten about it. Do you have the cash to pay for dental treatment and general anaesthetic??? Not to mention the poor health that will follow due to bad dietary habits. Water or milk ande nothing else!

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    I know how you feel, we were heading this way a month or so ago!

    I dealt with the tantrums (still occasionally get them, but I decided her having water plain was more important then my peace and quite)

    DD has juice with morning tea, that's it water at all other times now

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    Yep cop the trantrums. He'll get over it!!

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    Default Re: How to stop giving cordial?

    Yeah just deal with the tantrums. We never keep any drinks in the house, so DS knows he can only drink water at home. Maybe get rid of all the soft drinks, juice etc and tell him there isn't any. We've also taught him that soft drinks are only for grown ups, like coffee and wine. He pretty much accepts that.

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    Default How to stop giving cordial?

    I very rarely buy juice, sometimes 100% orange or cranberry juice to have as a treat with dinner.
    If it's not in the house you can't give in to him. Don't fight with him just calmly tell him water and walk away from tantrums. Also keep some water in a sippy or plastic cup on his level so he doesn't have to ask.

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    Default How to stop giving cordial?

    Yep, I would get rid of the cordial out of the house and deal with tantrums.

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    Default How to stop giving cordial?

    Could you make your own substitute?
    We do this with dd and I just tell her it's mum's very special cordial, big girl drink blah blah blah

    I just cut up a few strawberries, a few ice cubes, water and blend it.
    I do the same with kiwi fruit.

    She was none the wiser really, she doesn't drink as much of it as she did with the cordial but she soon learnt that 'mum's cordial' was the only other thing she would get other than water/milk.
    It only took her a few days to catch on.

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    I agree, just deal with the tantrums! You are doing him a favour by it...there is no reason a 20-month old should be having softdrink, juice or cordial, even just a splash. Go cold turkey.

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    I have to agree, just gradually ditch it and deal with the tantrums. We had to do it with DS and now we have cordial in the cupboard but he gets a maximum of one BARELY splashed cup a day.
    In fact if I'm honest he probably can't even taste the level I put in anymore, so I'm thinking I'll just stop buying it. Only problem is that DH likes cordial every now and then .
    I never touch the stuff myself, can't come at it because for my whole childhood if we wanted something other than water it was Cottees diet Orange or diet Lemon cordial. Warm cordial that's been sitting in the car for half the day turns you off the concept pretty quickly *gag*.


 

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