Make Your Kids Drink Water The Fun Way

Most parents whom I know of would tell me that their kids don’t like to drink water and that they have a hard time getting their kids to drink plain water.  Alycia used to hate drinking water too when she was a baby but I have been diligently training her to drink water since she was a baby and now I have no problem asking her and Sherilyn to drink water, PLAIN water that is. However, there are still times when they don’t like to drink water, especially when they are sick.   As for Baby C, since she is still breastfed exlusively, I don’t give her water, except when I feed her antibiotics, which I will only feed her with 1 or 2 teaspoons of water to wash away the awful taste from her mouth. 

When I was still employed and have the money to splurge, I would buy new water tumblers and sippy cups for Alycia and Sherilyn very often. One surefire way for me to get my 2 older girls to drink water is to buy them new water tumblers and cups. They find it very fascinating to drink water from new cups or tumblers.  Another way is to make drinking fun – put their water tumblers in the fridge so that they have chilled water to drink, putting ice cubes into the water, make ice pops with fruit juice, bottoms up or ‘yum seng’ with them (they just love this!) and let them pour water from one cup to another to drink.

The other day, Alycia and Sherilyn were treated to some rock melon jellies that my sil bought from Japan. The jellies came in tiny plastic cups. After they had finished eating the jellies (they use a spoon to scoop out the jelly, strictly no sucking out the jelly as this method of eating had caused many fatal accidents in toddlers), they poured water into their jelly cup to drink. The result – they finished their entire tumbler of water and even asked for more!

Look at their happy faces, pouring water from one cup to another. But this can be quite messy if they spill the water.

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A Birthday Gift That’s Everlasting

I have not gone back to my hometown for more than a year and I am really looking forward to a trip back next month to celebrate my dad’s 65th birthday next month. I miss everything about my hometown – my parents, the house that I grew up in, the good old Ipoh food and even the air and the water! Yup, even the air is fresher and water is cleaner in my hometown. Now, I am really lost for birthday gift ideas. Instead of giving my dad cash, coz that’s just what I have been giving him for the past few years, I am thinking of getting him a gold bullion from Monex. I know my dad is not a gold person but he’s a very practical person. Gold prices are soaring now and if I got him a gold bullion, I am sure it will be a good investment for him too.

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