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Is flavored water OK? BoOm French Toast 2 kids; Massachusetts 11220 posts
5th Nov '12

My daughter refuses to drink water and is a juice addict. I bought some flavored water and she loves it. Is this a good alternative to juice and water? Or would it be bad for her?



This is the kind I bought:



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HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22958 posts
5th Nov '12

Maybe in moderation. They have sugar substitute in it.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
5th Nov '12

How old? My 2 1/2 year old loves the Capri sun roaring waters.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
5th Nov '12

If it doesn't have Aspartame (or any other sugar sub) in it, I don't see why not.

Mrs cree Due November 23; 33 kids; Ontario 1907 posts
5th Nov '12

I think it's sweetened with artificial sweetener so I would say no what about cutting up lemons or limes or putting frozen berries in the water with the berries it will give a coloured look and have a hint of fruit

mommy to C, B and F 19 kids; 1 angel baby; Escondido, California 1175 posts
5th Nov '12

Both my kids are the same way so we get the flavored carbonated kind I haven't heard bad things so I'm guessing no

BoOm French Toast 2 kids; Massachusetts 11220 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:" How old? My 2 1/2 year old loves the Capri sun roaring waters."


3 1/2.

BoOm French Toast 2 kids; Massachusetts 11220 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Samurai ♥:" If it doesn't have Aspartame (or any other sugar sub) in it, I don't see why not."


It says no sugars or calories. I don't see Aspartame listed either.



The ingredients listed are:



Purified Water
Natural Flavors
Citric Acid
Sodium Polyphosphate
Potassium Sorbate (preserve freshness)
Potassium Bnzoate (preserve freshness)
Sucralose
Acesulfame Potassium
Calcium Disodium EDTA
Magnesium Sulfate

2 Baby Girls Due May 19; 4 kids; Utah 3212 posts
5th Nov '12

Here's what my pedi told me to do. He said slowly start diluting the juice, and over the course of a few months bring it closer and closer to straight water. Juice and flavored drinks are fine, but kids need to learn to drink good old fashioned, good for you water. Our kids have more of a milk addiction now, and we've established the rule that they can only have a certain number of glasses a day (for us, it's 2), and they have to drink some water before they can have milk most of the time. They've picked up on it so well, and on the occasion I don't make my 3 year old have some water first he will say "but I didn't have a drink of water!" They've adjusted quite well.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
5th Nov '12

Idk. We just dilute juice half and half. That's a once a day thing. Other than that, they are allowed to have as much water or milk as they want. And they usually choose water unless it's a meal time.

2 Baby Girls Due May 19; 4 kids; Utah 3212 posts
5th Nov '12
TQuoting Samurai ♥:" Idk. We just dilute juice half and half. That's a once a day thing. Other than that, they are allowed to have as much water or milk as they want. And they usually choose water unless it's a meal time."


That's awesome!

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting BoOm French Toast:" It says no sugars or calories. I don't see Aspartame listed either. The ingredients listed are: Purified ... [snip!] ... freshness) Potassium Bnzoate (preserve freshness) Sucralose Acesulfame Potassium Calcium Disodium EDTA Magnesium Sulfate"


sucralose is an artificial sweetener.

Life is a Highway ♫ 18 kids; Australia 9381 posts
5th Nov '12

Id give it to her and slowly start watering it down until its water only.

Kylees Mama 1 child; Faribault, Minnesota 4193 posts
5th Nov '12

This site has some good tips.

Kaylene_ 3 kids; Au Gres, Michigan 33 posts
5th Nov '12

I do half flavored water and half water thats where I started I am working my way back to just water now