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Ah, water!

July
13

I have long lamented my youngest son’s limited palate. After months of rejecting anything that wasn’t pureed or cracker crisp, he’s now taken to wolfing down salami and chicken nuggets. It’s not something that makes me particularly happy. After all salami is full of nitrites and chicken nuggets are just processed chicken.

I have to take heart in one of his great passions, though — water. He loves to sip water all day, either from his sippy cup or his bottle at night. If he runs out, he politely says, “I’d like a drink of water, please.” If I ask him to try some apple or orange juice, he refuses, “I don’t want to try that,” he says. As much as I’d like him to become more versatile, I’ll have to give him points for clarity and good manners, don’t you think!

I think the love of water comes from my husband. I’ve heard him wax eloquent about the quality of water in his native Lake Tahoe. And he swears by the water we draw from our well In Orange county, and drinks it in copious quantities. Maybe I have something to learn. Maybe should follow their lead.

Posted by Hema Easley on Monday, July 13th, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
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The H2O habit

August
6

In the last month or so, Zyla, my 16-month-old, has developed a habit for drinking water or “gwa-gwa” as she puts it (she’s used to hearing agua not water). I usually just fill up her sippy cup and off she goes to quench her thirst. She’s even pretty adept at taking a water bottle and gulping it down with nary a spill.

tjndc5-5b4j5kmuh6pp8br5nb6_thumbnail.jpgHer favorite is drinking ice cold water from her mom’s glass. Believe me, it’s no easy feat making sure the ice cubes don’t escape into her tiny throat.

But all this H2O started me thinking about when is enough enough, especially after noticing that her stools are not as firm as they used to be. I’m not sure how much water intake she has per day since I’m not with her for most of it, but it’s definitely more than a cup.

Adults are usually told to drink 8 glasses a day for good health. A quick Internet search said that toddlers should drink 24 to 36 ounces a day.

Anyone have recommendations or some water tales to share?

Photo courtesy of TJN. 

Posted by Marcela Rojas on Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 at 1:23 pm |
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