Lately, if I don't give my toddler a little juice during the night, he screams and fully wakes up. I have to get up and walk him back to sleep. It's pretty much torture to be up at 2 am walking back and forth through the house for 30 minutes... If I give him some apple juice, he drinks a little and then falls over and goes back to sleep. He never sleeps with the juice in his mouth-- it's only a brief drink before going back to sleep. He hates water, and if I try to give him water (or milk), he just screams to be picked up and walked back to sleep.
1. Do you think a drink of apple juice in the middle of the night can cause cavities?
2. Any ideas for some type of drink I could give him other than water that would not cause cavities?
Side note: Thank God I don't have to worry about being attacked by the cry-it-out crowd on here!