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post #41 of 49

My kids drink milk with meals and water whenever else.  We don't forbid other things, and but they stick almost exclusively with milk or water.  My oldest, who is 15, will have an occasional Gatorade or soda (at a party or friend's house), but mostly just water or milk.

post #42 of 49

DD drinks mostly distilled water, with milk or diluted juice at some meals. Chocolate milk as a treat when she goes grocery shopping with DH. We have also recently been making water kefir with cranberry juice, which she calls "soda" and loves plus it is quite healthy. She'll also sip on my iced herbal tea and sometimes ask for her own but it isn't something I regularly offer. I don't usually give her juice throughout the day but now that it is hot I offer it (diluted) to encourage her to drink and stay hydrated as it seems to work better than with just plain water.

post #43 of 49

Iced Tazo passion tea all day long, ice water, milk and very watered down juice (basically flavored water)

 

They are always hydrated. Mostly because of herbal teas. They don't drink soda really (on occasion) and are healthy. I have to be careful though- if it were up to my first born, he'd never eat and only drink :lol 

post #44 of 49

Just FYI, last time I looked at the Honest Kids stuff, the first ingredient was high fructose corn syrup.  Now, I don't avoid that entirely, but I prefer their juice not to have it, ya know?

post #45 of 49
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Originally Posted by elmh23 View Post

Just FYI, last time I looked at the Honest Kids stuff, the first ingredient was high fructose corn syrup.  Now, I don't avoid that entirely, but I prefer their juice not to have it, ya know?


I don't buy this but I just googled it & it doesn't have HFCS. http://www.honesttea.com/kids/ It does, however, have lots of cane juice...
post #46 of 49

at 20 months my son likes

 

to nurse :)

Water

chamomile, lavender, lemon balm and catnip herbal tea blend  (warm or cold)

ginger and hibiscus tea (hot or cold)

strawberry lemonade (with a little maple syrup) as a treat

loves Nettle infusion (this can give you a lot of energy and yet help you sleep better at night)

green smoothies

coconut juice (no added sweetener I think it's the amy and brian brand) as a treat

 

post #47 of 49
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Originally Posted by littlegreenlady View Post

at 20 months my son likes

 

to nurse :)

Water

chamomile, lavender, lemon balm and catnip herbal tea blend  (warm or cold)

ginger and hibiscus tea (hot or cold)

strawberry lemonade (with a little maple syrup) as a treat

loves Nettle infusion (this can give you a lot of energy and yet help you sleep better at night)

green smoothies

coconut juice (no added sweetener I think it's the amy and brian brand) as a treat

 


Please tell me what Nettle infusion is, I keep hearing about it but I am so clueless!!
post #48 of 49

This was the shortest while informative link I could find

 

 http://cavemanfood.blogspot.com/2009/01/stinging-nettle-infusion.html

 

a google search will get you lots of info.

I learn more about Nettles all the time.

post #49 of 49

Not sure if this is what other people mean by Nettles infusion but I mix a couple different red tea and herbal tea blends with nettles. I get them from Mountain Rose Herbs. Here's the link for info on Nettles: http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/nettle_leaf.php

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