Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: dj | 2008/11/17

Q.

lo refuses to drink water

hi
my lo turns 2 and hlf today.
last week i took him off the bottle which he used to drink rooibos only(milkshake now and then)
now he drinks either from a sipper cup or those oros type juice bottles but refuses to drink water.
he drinks or wants only juice or coke in there.
how do i get him to drink water.even tried honey water. he tells " mummy not lekker" 
will he get sick cos i noticed his urine is yellow.
pls help

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It seems as if you do need to increase your son's fluid intake. As he will not drink water you will need to continue to give him rooibos tea and some diluted fruit juice. He should not be drinking Coke which is bad for his teeth and contains a lot of sugar.

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