CONVENIENT DRINKING FOR TODDLERS
Water helps to regulate your toddler’s body temperature, prevent constipation and support many other important functions of the body. Toddlers up to 3 years old should drink 1 to 2 glasses of plain water every day, more when they are sick. Your toddler may not recognise signs of thirst, so you should encourage him to drink even when he is not thirsty.
Tips to get them to drink often
- Keep plain water easily available to your toddler, for example, keeping his favourite tumbler filled and close at hand at all times (especially on family outings).
- Get colourful water tumblers or drinking cups for your toddler. You can pick out a few when you go shopping and let him pick his favourite.
For babies 6 months and below, breast milk contains all the fluid he needs. There is no need to offer water along with breast milk. Water, along with complementary foods, should be offered only after your baby is 6 months old.
The Right Cup
Drinking from a cup also helps your toddler to practice moving his tongue and throat muscles, preparing him to learn how to chew and speak. Here are some tips to help you choose the right drinking cup for your toddler.
- Innovative features such as a lip-activated valve
- Protective hygiene lid
- Trainer handles for easy grip
- Colourful and attractive
- Free from BPA