What is the best fluid for toddlers to drink?
Water and milk are the best drinks for children as they do not contain free sugars. Free sugars contribute to calorie intakes higher consumption of sugary drinks has been associated with weight gain in children. Some drinks like milk and fruit juice provide vitamins and minerals.
How can I get my toddler to drink more water?
11 Ways to Get Your Kids to Drink More Water
- Use frozen fruit in place of ice cubes or consider buying mustache straws.
- Infuse your water with flavor by adding fruits like berries, cucumbers, lemons and limes.
- Freeze ice cube trays with berries and add this to your water to keep it extra cold.
How much milk should a 2 year old drink?
Limit your child’s milk intake to about 16–24 ounces a day (2 to 3 cups). Serve more iron-rich foods (meat, poultry, fish, enriched grains, beans, tofu). When serving iron-rich meals, include foods that contain vitamin C (like tomatoes, broccoli, oranges, and strawberries), which improve the body’s iron absorption.
What type of milk should a 2 year old drink?
Opt for whole, pasteurized cow’s milk (3.25% milkfat) or whole, pasteurized goat’s milk fortified with vitamin D and folic acid when selecting milk for your 1-2-year-old. This will help you provide your toddler with the nutrition that they need to do what they do best: be curious, be silly, and have fun!
Do toddlers need milk at night?
It is fine to include milk as part of your toddler’s bedtime routine. It can be a great way of creating a ‘count’ down to bed time and many toddlers look forward to their milk before bed. In fact, many children have milk before bed for many years to come and that is absolutely fine.