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Speaking of hydration - how much are your lo's drinking each day roughly?

M has been having juice (usually with half water if it isn't a juice box) every day for quite awhile because I can't get him to drink enough water (right now it's impossible to get him to drink water most of the time). Milk he still does okay with most of the time but some days he definitely doesn't drink as much of it as others.

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Ev is the same with juice! I wasn't giving it to him much but since he is on the low end of the weight charts, his feeding therapist suggested I give it to him for more calories. I do about a quarter of his a cup juice then the rest water. He loves milk too and would drink gallons if he could!

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We give Lexi milk at every meal and in between if she asks. We live in a really arid climate-- so are used to having our kids drink lots o water.....especially when we spend so much time outdoors (on weekends it is not uncommon for us to be out from early in the morning until late in the day....and this weekend the big kids are camping with grandparents, so they are out all.day.long.)

Each of our kids also has their own Camelbak bottle that they keep filled up with water at all times. Some study showed that drinking out of this bottle made people drink more water bc of the design of the straw thing. I'm not sure if that is actually true-- but we all have one and we all love to drink out of them. These are the ones we have:http://www.rei.com/product/792637/camelbak-kids-stainless-steel-bottle-13-fl-oz

We rarely have juice around here-- sometimes OJ, and once in a great while Capri Suns. We just love water here :).

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I don't really keep track of how much Mason drinks, but after reading your post about Michael, I am definitely trying to make extra sure he gets plenty of water especially with this heat. Mason used to not be a big milk drinker, but now he all of a sudden wants milk several times a day, but I usually only give him half a cup at a time so that he doesn't get too much and then he has to have water in between. I very rarely give him juice and when I do it is diluted about 1/2-3/4 water. But I quit giving him juice because if I do he will wet his pants, if he doesn't have juice then he is making it to the potty about 90% of the time now! But juice apparently just goes right through him before he realizes it.

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During the week, the girls definetly don't get as much water as they do on the weekends. At daycare, they have to be sitting in order to have a drink (state law), so they drink their milk at breakfast and lunch, and then usually a water break in the morning. They do take them outside when they go (as long as it's not raining, they play outside a lot) and give it to them whenever they ask for them. But at home I let them have their water cup where ever they are. I will usually refill it at least twice a day, more if it's hot and we're outside.

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"boilermaker" wrote:

We give Lexi milk at every meal and in between if she asks. We live in a really arid climate-- so are used to having our kids drink lots o water.....especially when we spend so much time outdoors (on weekends it is not uncommon for us to be out from early in the morning until late in the day....and this weekend the big kids are camping with grandparents, so they are out all.day.long.)

Each of our kids also has their own Camelbak bottle that they keep filled up with water at all times. Some study showed that drinking out of this bottle made people drink more water bc of the design of the straw thing. I'm not sure if that is actually true-- but we all have one and we all love to drink out of them. These are the ones we have:http://www.rei.com/product/792637/camelbak-kids-stainless-steel-bottle-13-fl-oz

We rarely have juice around here-- sometimes OJ, and once in a great while Capri Suns. We just love water here :).

I have been wanting to get the girls this type of cup. Maybe I will let them chose which one they want today and order it for them!

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We rarely drink juice here in Chile as almost all the juices available have added sugar and are syrupy sweet.. yuck. The one type that doesn't is ridiculously expensive.

Grady drinks milk with each of his meals, but he rarely finishes a sippy cup or even half of one at a meal. So I just put it back in the fridge for next time. I'd say he drinks 2 cups a day max, but he does nurse 2x a day still so I don't know how much he gets there.

He has a water sippy on the go all the time, and I always put him down for naps and bed with one.. he'll complain loudly and refuse to sleep until he has his water. Wink As for quantity, I'm really not sure... I'd say I refill the water sippy once a day on average, so maybe 2 cups there? Oh but he also helps himself to water during the day as we have a water cooler and there are plastic cups in kids' reach at all times... hmmm... hard to gauge!

So 4 cups in total for Grady plus nursing, by my best estimation. And we live in a super arid climate as well, so he'd probably need more than most, (although it is winter here now).

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I really do not monitor how much my children drink. They drink milk for breakfast and dinner. At lunch, Jackson and Cammi are allowed to have juice or powerade zero. I started to pack a Caprisun lemonade in Jackson's lunch because he had such a short period of time to eat lunch at school that he was standing in line the whole time waiting to buy his milk. So, I caved and let him have juice. Cammi caught on and then she wanted juice at lunch. So, we buy apple juice for her and water it down. Kaitlyn, on the other hand, can't drink juice because it gives her diahrrea. So, she has water for lunch. They all can are permitted to have water throughout the day and anytime we go to a sporting event, I always bring a water bottle.

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"boilermaker" wrote:

Each of our kids also has their own Camelbak bottle that they keep filled up with water at all times. Some study showed that drinking out of this bottle made people drink more water bc of the design of the straw thing. I'm not sure if that is actually true-- but we all have one and we all love to drink out of them. These are the ones we have:http://www.rei.com/product/792637/camelbak-kids-stainless-steel-bottle-13-fl-oz

Perhaps I should buy one. M has a nalgene bottle that has water in it all the time. I also let him pick out a special Cars cup but the excitement in that has worn off.

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I'm not really sure how much G drinks, at daycare it's not as much as when she's home I know.

At home she has a cup of milk at nap and cup at bedtime...the rest of the time she does 1/2 juice (either 100% veggie/fruit juice or 100% apple). She also drinks water from a plastic water bottle, maybe a half bottle a day? More if it's hot for sure.

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Kayling drinks quite a bit, and I try to be catious because of the heat (100's here!). She usually only has milk in the mornings, then water the rest of the day. If we go to dinner, I let her have 1/2 water, 1/2 lemonade. We rarely do juice, it gives her runny diapers even 1/2'ing it. If we do, it's the Adam & Eve juice with fruit/veggie mix!

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I would say he drinks 90% water mixed w/ 10% apple juice all day long. He will drink 2% milk at night, almost every other night. I cannot complain bc it's really not that much juice, I just have to be careful w/ his teeth and keep on top of brushing them. He gets no carbinated drinks, but he will get one capri sun a day bc he loves them.