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Water: How to Encourage Children to Drink

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When the weather is hot, it is relatively easy to encourage little ones to take in plenty of fluids with cold drinks, ice cream and lollies to keep them hydrated; but in the cooler weather, it's less obvious that your child may be getting dehydrated. Consuming water is so important, more so than eating food.

Water is vital for life.

  • It regulates the body temperature
  • It helps flush body waste in the form of urine
  • It is required for transporting nutrients throughout the body
  • It helps maintain a good weight
  • It helps avoid constipation and urinary infections
  • It helps digest food and absorb the nutrients from your food
  • It increases your energy levels

How much to drink:

  • Children aged 1-3 need just under 1 1/2 litres each day, although not exclusively in drink form as this includes the liquid consumed in food

How to encourage them to drink:

  1. Encourage little and often.  Offer them cups of water each time you have a drink.
  2. Drink in front of them to show you do it too!
  3. Give older children a little plastic jug to pour their own drinks.
  4. Try new drinks: peach or grape juice (watered down by 1/2) is unusual and tasty.
  5. Make sure there is water and milk available at pre-school or nursery.  Encourage your child to have a drink while away from home too.
  6. Find some fun 'sippy' cups or drinking straws to make it more fun for toddlers.
  7. Offer warm milk, chilled water, cool juice so vary the temperature.
  8. Feed liquid based foods: yoghurt, soups, etc.
  9. Eat juicy fruits like watermelon and pears.


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