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    Default Re: How to stop giving cordial?

    If he likes the flavour rather than plain water, get one of those big coloured water juvs from kmart, fill it with water and put a chunk of lemom\lime in it. It flavoures the water a bit and is yummm.

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    Yes, it is a very dangerous and expensive dental path you may be heading towards. Tap water contains fluride and although you are only adding a dash of juice or whatever to it, you are elimiating the fluride cavity protection effects! My own mum swears that is the reason not one of ther 3 children have had a single cavity! - ever! her eldest 34 years old. We lived on tap water, not bottled or boiled and knew of nothing else besides plain milk while we were little. Im doing the same with my kids!

    At such a young age, you can stop giving it to him day dot and he will most likely forget about it. Tell him "all gone, no more" and just offer him milk or water every time he asks for it. Dont have juice/soft drink/cordial in the house or in his view. If it's not in the house, it will be easier for you to reinforce the water intake. He needs to learn to like the taste of plain water again - I wouldnt be adding lemon or lime to it.
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    Default How to stop giving cordial?

    The only way to stop him wanting these drinks is to just not give them to him and break the habit that you've let him form. There's no easy option, deal with the tantrums, he'll get over it. Just remember, you are the parent, you make the decisions, not your toddler. Good luck

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    At that age I used to blame it on the bottle/box/packet. Hold it up and say "all gone" and look sad. We never really got into cordial but we've had to cut out a lot of stuff due to intolerances so I did that a lot lol.
    You could always try squeezing a fresh orange and watering that down, that might tide him over, or soda/mineral water (plain)

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    Default How to stop giving cordial?

    Ahhh... Stop giving it to him.

    If you want to make up some story (eg "we ran out, all gone") then go ahead. But bottom line is you need to stop giving that stuff to your child.

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