LIGHT ON LIQUIDS
My 18-month-old doesn’t drink very much. I offer milk and water, but she only has a few sips. What can I do?
Nutritionist Dr Joanna McMillan says: Young children are generally pretty good about eating and drinking to appetite and thirst. I wouldn’t worry too much as I suspect she is simply getting much more fluid than you realise from her meals. Fruit, vegies, milk on her cereal, soup and so on all provide fluid, so she may just not need much more. Provided she is going to the bathroom regularly and her urine is pale straw-coloured, she’s drinking enough.