Re: Upping fluid intake.
I don't think it will hurt anything. I think it's better to get the hydration from juice than not get it at all. I am lucky that Nora really likes water, so she will drink it pretty easily (esp if there's ice in the cup, she loves the rattle). I do still give her apple juice sometimes, though. DH came home with a natural-pressed organic apple juice the other day that is so yummy I keep drinking it and I've never been a big fan of juice. I water it down about half and half and only give her about a cup (probably less).
Oh, but I did want to say that over the last month or so Nora's wet diapers have decreased pretty dramatically. We've been experimenting with using the potty and at school in the toddler room I know they change her a LOT less frequently, so I'm thinking she may be just learning to hold it (to some extent). It may be just something they start to do at this age? Could that be part of what's causing his decreased wets? I dunno maybe a more experienced momma can chime in on that.
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