Why do kids resist drinking water?
My daughter and step kids hate to drink water! If we are out of coke, juice, milk, or tea and they say they are thirsty, when I suggest they drink water they act as if I recommended cat snot or something. They turn their nose up to water and start whining to go to the store to buy something. If their friends come over and ask for something to drink and I say, "Have a glass of water." they also look at me like I've insulted them. What gives? Why don't they like water. I drink a couple of glasses every day, so what's up with the kids?
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water has no flavor. And no sugar, caffine, or etc... its not fun! And besides its good for them!
We have a rule that control how many pops, coke mtn dew, etc they can have a day. If they want more than that, part of the deal is equal amounts of water. they are not happy about it, but they have learned to drink water when they are thirsty, so they can enjoy their soda instead of gulping it down when thirsty.
Also a big glass of water in the evening say 1 hr before bed can help purge the body of toxins, sugars, etc of the body and help the kids sleep better and feel better in the morning. Give it a try. Do it as a family....
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- 10 years ago
First, have you ever tasted water? It has no taste !!! Why would anyone want to drink it. Yes, it quenches thirst, but to young'ins, that is not the point. When they ask for something to drink, they want flavor.
Second, do you roll your eyes when you say there is nothing but water? I bet they have learned or at least perceive that your "drink some water" is the same is "don't bother me, you drink water or nothing, I'm not going to the store".
There are a couple of things to do
1. Let them find the water. When they ask, just say, "we must not have anything." Don't suggest, let them make the decision. If they are dieing of thirst, they will find it.
2. Keep cold water in the fridge (if frig is not hooked up already). Kids would prefer bottled water, it is cooler in more ways than one. Make it clear the water is for company or visitors only. That makes it cool too.
3. Keep packs of the single serving waer flavorings in the house. I hate to drink water, but those make it more bearable. I'm drinking lemonade, at least in my mind.
4. Teach them how to make lemonade, ice tea, or kool-aid. Stop being their mother.
- Anonymous10 years ago
They get enough water from other drinks. Do not worry!!
They also get about 20% from foods they eat. It is a myth by the water bottle companies and others that you should drink 8 glasses a day. You should drink when you get thirsty.
- 10 years ago
i work with 2 year old kids and have multiple friends with younger children. Kids hate drinking water cause it has no flavor. But there is a brand called crystal light or propel that makes the water taste like koolaid. There made with splenda so its just as nutritious as regular water and kids will still drink it. :D
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Why would they drink it when it has no high fructose corn syrup in it? Where is the caffeine? There is no sweet taste in plain water, so what is the motivation. your kids are not alone. Many are like this. be strong, just dont buy juice or soda and you will see they will drink water.
- Anonymous10 years ago
If it's tap water,it might be because of the unpleasant smell and taste. The tap water where I live smells and tastes like bleach. Children might be even more sensitive to that. Besides that,they put flouride in the water and it's just not healthy to drink flouride.
- 10 years ago
because they love juice. A good way to get your kids to drink water is to drop orange slices in the water. You can try dropping other fruit slices like, strawberries, cranberries, and raspberries
- creeksLv 44 years ago
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- 10 years ago
because its not sweet....question?
did you desire to drink water when you was younger or did you prefer juice.
kool-aid have little singles for water bottles, tell them if they drink a full glass of water the next time they get water you will put kool aid in it. i bet you, you will get them to drink water. you gotta trick em.
- allyouneedisloveLv 410 years ago
Because it is tasteless. get some kool aid packets to get them to drink it.
or the small crystal light packets/5 calorie packet things to put in water bottles.
I know it helps me drink more water! haha.
i hope i helped(: