Drinks for your toddler or preschoolerDDrinks for your toddler or preschoolerDrinks for your toddler or preschoolerEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZMahsa Esmaeili, RD, MHSc.;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Find out what drinks to offer your toddler or preschooler as they adjust to solid foods.</p><p>Solid foods become an essential part of your child's diet as they enter the toddler and preschooler years. To ensure your child does not fill up on fluids before a meal, it is important to regulate their milk intake and make smart choices about other drinks.</p> <br><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Once your child turns one, limit their milk intake to 500 mL (two cups).</li> <li>Once your child turns two, switch them from full-fat milk to 2% or 1% milk.</li> <li>Only offer water when the weather is hot or your child is very active.</li> <li>Offer diluted fruit juice as a special treat and avoid serving your child soft drinks.</li></ul>
Boissons appropriées chez les tout-petits ou les enfants d’âge préscolaireBBoissons appropriées chez les tout-petits ou les enfants d’âge préscolaireDrinks for your toddler or preschoolerFrenchNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZMahsa Esmaeili, RD, MHSc.;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez quelles boissons offrir aux tout petits et aux enfants d’âge préscolaire alors qu’ils s’ajustent aux aliments solides.</p><p>Les aliments solides deviennent une part essentielle du régime alimentaire de votre enfant à mesure qu’il avance dans l’âge des tout petits et du préscolaire. Afin de vous assurer que votre enfant ne se remplisse pas de liquides avant un repas, il est important de contrôler sa consommation de lait et de faire pour eux des choix intelligents concernant les autres boissons.<br></p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Lorsque votre enfant atteint l’âge de 1 an, limitez sa consommation de lait à 500 mL (deux tasses).</li><li>Lorsque votre enfant atteint l’âge de 2 ans, passez du lait entier au lait 2 % ou 1 %.</li><li>Offrez uniquement de l’eau lorsqu’il fait chaud ou que votre enfant est très actif.</li><li>Offrez à votre enfant du jus de fruits dilué en gâterie lors d’occasions spéciales et évitez de lui servir des boissons gazeuses.</li></ul>

 

 

Drinks for your toddler or preschooler1461.00000000000Drinks for your toddler or preschoolerDrinks for your toddler or preschoolerDEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZMahsa Esmaeili, RD, MHSc.;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Find out what drinks to offer your toddler or preschooler as they adjust to solid foods.</p><p>Solid foods become an essential part of your child's diet as they enter the toddler and preschooler years. To ensure your child does not fill up on fluids before a meal, it is important to regulate their milk intake and make smart choices about other drinks.</p> <br><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Once your child turns one, limit their milk intake to 500 mL (two cups).</li> <li>Once your child turns two, switch them from full-fat milk to 2% or 1% milk.</li> <li>Only offer water when the weather is hot or your child is very active.</li> <li>Offer diluted fruit juice as a special treat and avoid serving your child soft drinks.</li></ul><h2>Milk</h2> <p>Offer full-fat milk (3.25%, homogenized) with each meal up until the age of two. Once your child turns two years old, switch them to 2% or 1% milk. Wait until your child is at least five years old before offering skim (non-fat) milk. </p> <p>Once children are over the age of one, limit their milk intake to a maximum of 16 ounces (two cups, or 500 mL) a day. Children who drink too much milk become full and do not have room for healthy food. These children are then at risk of iron deficiency <a href="/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fauthoring%2Eaboutkidshealth%2Eca%2Fakh%2FPages%2FAnemia%2DEnglish%2Easpx">anemia</a>. In addition, it is a good idea to offer milk in a "sippy cup" instead of a bottle for children aged 13 months and older. Children at this age who take from a sippy cup are less likely to drink too much milk.</p> <h2>Water</h2> <p>Other than milk, water is the best drink to give your toddler or preschooler. Offer water more often when the weather is hot or when your child is very active to help them quench their thirst.</p> <h2>Juice</h2> <p>Toddlers and preschoolers enjoy the sweet taste of juice. Try to avoid juice except as a special treat. If you do offer juice, dilute it with water so that it has less sugar and fewer calories.</p> <h2>Other drinks</h2> <p>Avoid serving soft drinks (pop) and fruit punch to your child. These drinks are full of sugar and may also curb your child's appetite because they leave less room for healthy meals and snacks. Avoid any drink that contains <a href="/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fauthoring%2Eaboutkidshealth%2Eca%2Fakh%2FPages%2FFat%2DEnglish%2Easpx">caffeine</a> such as tea or soft drinks.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Drinks_for_your_toddler_or_preschooler.jpgDrinks for your toddler or preschooler

Thank you to our sponsors

AboutKidsHealth is proud to partner with the following sponsors as they support our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of children in Canada and around the world by making accessible health care information available via the internet.