Sippy Cup Dilema
Alright my wonderful readers, I am in need of some advice here. Not long ago we took Benton off of bottles completely. He has done great without them. The only problem is since then I have struggled to get him to drink enough. I read something online about it taking a few days for them to realize that sippy cups are where they get their milk (or drink) from now so I kept expecting him to catch on. For a while it seemed like he did.
But then this past week it has been so hard to get him to drink anything. When he used a bottle and sippy cups he would drink about 16-20 ounces of milk, 12 ounces of water, and then some juice every day. Now a good day is 4 ounces of milk and 8 ounces of water. I know he is not getting enough liquid but I don't know how to get it into his little body.
I don't want to make a big deal of it, especially to him because that is never a good idea. So I have just been trying new ways to see if he will be interested. Here is a little list of things that I have tried to get him to drink
We would go on a walk in the morning with crackers and a sippy cup and he would usually drink 6 ounces. Now he doesn't touch it.
He likes to drink out of big people glasses, but he only gets about one ounce that way
I try to make sure that a sippy cup of water is available at any time especially while he is eating or riding in the car.
He will drink a full sippy of juice (watered down) or chocolate milk but I don't really like to give that to him when he hasn't had enough water. So the I have stopped them completely the last few days in hopes to get him to drink water.
The best thing so far is a camelbak. Wow he loved that. But the novelty of it will wear off after about a day.
And of course I have tried several different sippy cups. I haven't bought any special ones to get him to drink more yet but I am ready to. I just have a few different kinds already. He doesn't seem to prefer any specific type. What do I do? t is way to hot outside for him to be drinking as little as he is. Have any of you had this problem? Is there anything that gets your child to drink more? I can use any advice here. It would be great if I could find a way to double (or triple) what he is drinking. Thanks!