My kids are mainly water drinkers. We cut milk out for DD2 about a year ago and it's filtered through the house. Although I'll still have it when I buy my coffee.
But I agree with others, dairy isn't the best so I try and limit it in our house! I was really worried when we originally cut out milk for DD2 about calcium, but was surprised at how little dairy a child actually needs per day and how easily that can be replaced with other things to get their recommended daily intake.
But back on topic, DD1 gets lemonade for special occasions, like birthdays and movie trips.
We don't really do juice, I'm not a fan of sugar so it's just easier to not have juice in the house, because they'd want it with every meal
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22-09-2016 10:59 #91Senior Member
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22-09-2016 14:11 #92
Mainly water here. Once a week he will have a lemonade but will sometimes choose to drink water. Breakfast he may sometimes have a juice but it's only every few days really.
22-09-2016 16:10 #93
22-09-2016 17:51 #94
My family of 4 gets through around 14l of milk a week. I am by no means anti-dairy. But I understand and respect that it is not an essential part of a human's diet.
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22-09-2016 19:55 #95
OBoth my kids are under 4 and they have water in their drink bottles all day, my oldest might ask for 'fizzy' at dinner which is half Soda half water. The both love babycinos so we'll have them if we're at a cafe. Occasionally juice for my 3.5yo. When they were both just starting solids I was very focused (*cough *obsessed) about what they ate, now we just allow them to eat and drink what we have (perhaps not mums evening glass of wine!). We're pretty healthy and I think modelling good choices works better for us than focusing on the nitty gritty of what the kids are having.
Eta actually 'modelling good choices' didn't work so well when we were all in the car and dd1 saw a maccas and asked for nuggets! Pipe down little one! Mum was pregnant and was satisfying a craving!
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27-09-2016 12:57 #96
well... you're all much better parents than me.
My kids have their water bottles full all day and have water with their meals, but they are allowed juice or flavoured milks when we're out. They're also allowed soft drinks at parties. The only drinks I would never ever consider letting them have is caffeinated drinks.
27-09-2016 13:15 #97
They constantly have their water bottles with them and we have a Brita filter in the fridge and they all get their own water all the time.
27-09-2016 20:37 #98
Mainly water here. Usually a small cup of milk before bed, a milkshake as a treat once a week. Juice is only for when he's sick (i.e. Has been vomitting and needs to recover). He only ever asks for water (he's 3). He goes totally hyper on juice. Now he's older i let him have it at parties etc. he's used to water and that's generally what he asks for. It was one of the things I was very strict with when he was little and im glad he loves water now. He knows it quenches his thirst.
06-10-2016 05:28 #99
DS1 2 years
Fruit juices yes (thinned with water)
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