I've always operated under the philosophy that babies and older babies know when they are hungry, thirsty, and when/what to eat (through baby-led weaning). So the same would be true of older toddlers, right? My 2.5-yo nurses through his naps and several times through the night, drinks broths from soups, eats apples and berries, and drinks water when his throat is dry or he has eaten something too salty. So he does not drink a lot of water, per se. But his pees are nice and light-colored and there's lots of it.
I read the Dr. Sears Portable Pediatrician book today and it says to make sure they get something like an ounce/lb of body weight a day of water. Really, should I really be pushing 3 glasses of water on DS on top of all that? Curious what other moms of 2-3 year olds do? (When do you push or encourage water?)
Thanks for any insight!