With new recommendations that children should only drink water or milk to avoid tooth decay, we’ve looked to see if there are any alternatives that are still healthy but don’t have the high sugar content that is causing the dental problems.
The good news? There are lots of options – which shouldn’t replace water and milk but are a nourishing treat when your toddler is craving something different.
1) Coconut water
Packed with nutrients and boasting a sweet taste, coconut water is great for your little one. It’s also a great source of calcium and vitamin C and can help prevent dehydration when your tot is unwell as it replenishes the natural salts that are lost when she’s sick or has diarrhoea. You can buy coconut water in most supermarkets and health stores.