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tips for 1 year old drinks? Maddie F 1 child; Sarasota, Florida 777 posts
23rd Mar '13

My daughter wont drink anything other than milk. Her pediatrician said that should be the main thing that she drinks but her daycare always say they want her to drink juice. I've tried apple juice, and many other juices but she refuses to drink anything other than warm milk, she wont drink cold milk unless she's very very thirsty and she still wont go to bed without a bottle. Any advice on what she might drink, what to do to help her drink more, how to wean her off nighttime drinks?

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
23rd Mar '13

They WANT her to drink juice??? Id say too bad to that.



for nights, slowy decrease her amount, teach her to sleep without by you cuddling her and then placing her back in her crib.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
23rd Mar '13

Daycare is wrong. They don't need juice. It's not even good for them, and you're the parent. Water and milk was all we gave our kids at that age. She'll drink when she's thirsty- leave her drink of whatever where she knows where it is. It's normal for her to want the milk.

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30923 posts
23rd Mar '13

I wouldn't stress about it. Juices aren't really needed. I would encourage her to drink water, though.
Many schools only allow filtered water, including my son's. I find it surprising they are trying to push a sugary beverage on your child. Shame on them!

Mandy and her girls!~ 3 kids; Illinois 10035 posts
status 23rd Mar '13

No one needs to drink juice but she should probably be drinking water. See if you can get her to drink that instead of the juice and then have her drink that at daycare. Why do they want her to drink juice?

Maddie F 1 child; Sarasota, Florida 777 posts
23rd Mar '13

are you kidding me??? everytime i walk in her 1 year old room all the kids are drinking juice, she like pushes it. And i try to have her heat up my daughters bottles since she'll drink more that way but the lady doesn't know how to use a fricken bottle warmer. so mad:/ And i wasn't sure that she could even drink water at this age or that she should drink it often. thanks guys:/

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
23rd Mar '13

She doesn't need milk or juice, she needs water.

Monica♥YASDYARDFR 17 kids; Beverly Hills, California 57063 posts
23rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Maddie F:</b>" are you kidding me??? everytime i walk in her 1 year old room all the kids are drinking juice, she like ... [snip!] ... warmer. so mad:/ And i wasn't sure that she could even drink water at this age or that she should drink it often. thanks guys:/"</blockquote>




I would tell them that you don't want your child drinking juice and if they make a stink I would consider moving daycares.

Maddie F 1 child; Sarasota, Florida 777 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Mandy and her girls!~:" No one needs to drink juice but she should probably be drinking water. See if you can get her to drink ... [snip!] ... can get her to drink that instead of the juice and then have her drink that at daycare. Why do they want her to drink juice?"

it's not that i wanted her to, her daycare just kept recommending it

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
23rd Mar '13

Just as a side note, if I remember correctly they say 16-24 oz of milk/day for a toddler is ok. However it can fill them up faster so make sure they're eating their meals before their milk. Daycare is probably trying to push the juice because it's 'easy' if all the other kids are doing it. A-holes.

Maddie F 1 child; Sarasota, Florida 777 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting tinana +2:" Just as a side note, if I remember correctly they say 16-24 oz of milk/day for a toddler is ok. However ... [snip!] ... their milk. Daycare is probably trying to push the juice because it's 'easy' if all the other kids are doing it. A-holes."

Ugh you're telling me. Thanks!

Mandy and her girls!~ 3 kids; Illinois 10035 posts
status 23rd Mar '13
Quoting Maddie F:" it's not that i wanted her to, her daycare just kept recommending it"

I know I said why do they want her to drink it. But like the other girl mentioned they probably do it for convenience even though water would be just as convenient.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Mandy and her girls!~:" I know I said why do they want her to drink it. But like the other girl mentioned they probably do it for convenience even though water would be just as convenient. "


Not to mention cheaper- even bottled water is cheaper than juice.

HotMom21ERF Due December 17; 1 child; Kentucky 19626 posts
23rd Mar '13

my kids daycare gives them water, unless they are having a special party and then they might get juice

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30923 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Mandy and her girls!~:" I know I said why do they want her to drink it. But like the other girl mentioned they probably do it for convenience even though water would be just as convenient. "

Maybe they should buy filtered water jugs. Same steps, cheaper cost and most importantly the kids will be a lot less hyper.