Re: How to make sure a 1 and 1/2 year old drinks enough???
My little girl doesn't drink much either...last summer i was so worried about her, she would drink almost nothing from a sippy cup (i mean nothing, maybe an ounce a day...the juice would go rotten before she had a chance to finish it) if i wasn't still breastfeeding i would have gone insane with worry. Give him things like icecream, popsicles, apples, oranges...anything that has lots of moisture in it. Also, try adding a little chocolate syrup to his milk that may help. Just keep a close eye on him on really hot days, make sure he's not playing in the sun for any length of time, and really watch for signs of dehydration since little ones can get dehydrated very quickly. I figure that he's probably getting about what he needs though, between the food he eats that have moisture in it and the little bit of milk your getting into him. Also, try different cups, you can get the sports bottle type, the playtex onces with straws, also some little plastic regular cups..i know my daughter loves to drink out of big girl cups...she'll drink just about anything out of them.