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    Completely agree with a few PPs that the amount of water required by most people is massively overstated, and not actually based on good science. Is it causing any problems for your daughter?

    As a kid, I don't think I drank much. It was never an issue. I DO have to badger my 4 year old constantly though. She drank plenty when she was younger, and as she got older she stopped drinking so much. Ended up constipated; vomiting and bed-ridden every afternoon. Pushing her with the water fixed th problem, but it's hard to get her to stick with it.

    For my DD, some things that work well are:
    -a water bottle with pictures she likes
    -a water bottle with a straw - she drinks more at a time
    -a rule of always having a drink of water with a meal
    -ice in her water
    -random incentives e.g. 'If you finish your water bottle by dinner, you can have a cup of blue water'
    -reminding her of how sick she used to feel when she didn't drink enough water
    We still nag more than I'd like, but it helps.

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    I've taught my daughter (5) at home that her wee should be clear and not bright yellow. She proudly lets me know now each time she goes!

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    My ds has just started a drinking program for his bed wetting and one of the things the specialist said was large drink bottles can actually discourage children from drinking.
    For his drinking program ds has to drink 9 200ml drinks a day. Basically to increase his bladder size therefore making him able to go through the night without wetting the bed.
    If i was to put a 2ltr bottle in front of him and say he needs to drink it all there'd be no way he would do it. But doing more smaller drinks is no problem.
    Try a smaller clear drink bottle for her and maybe a juice box at recess. This could help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Does he eat a good amount high water content foods like fruit and veggies? Watermelon, cucumber, capsicum, tomatoes, strawberries and broccoli are all 90% water so help with the daily requirements- would he like the drink bottles with the fruit infused in them?
    The recommended intake for 4-8 year olds is 5 glasses of water a day (including what you get from food)
    Unfortunately no he doesn't, not on a daily basis anyway. I'll give the drink bottles with the fruit infused a go, thanks

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    For some reason I didn't see these replies until now.. thanks for all your suggestions I will give them a go

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    Give him foods that are water based such as watermelon, cucumber etc. Try ice-blocks for him to suck on. Funny straws and cups with cartoon pics. Leave water in bottles or have a step so it's easy to reach the kitchen or bathroom taps. Drink water yourself to role model.

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