After a recent check-up at the doctor's office we decided we needed a way to make sure Big Sister is getting enough fluids. She drinks milk in/with breakfast, but drinks water the rest of the day. I've never figured out a way to get her to drink more milk until I had the doctor tell her she needs to be drinking 3 glasses a day. We worked out a chart to be sure she's getting enough of all the right fluids- 3 glasses of milk, 2 glasses of water, and one glass of juice.
Here's what we do:
Milk- one in/with breakfast, one with her afternoon snack, and one with dinner.
Water- at school- she takes a small bottle with her to school and refills it once she has finished it.
Juice- I make her popsicles from juice using the Tupperware popsicle mold. Now, I know this is only 2 oz, but she usually gets a little juice at some point in her day, so I am not so worried about it. She enjoys the popsicle treat, and I am happy it's not completely loaded with sugar.
Here's a chart I made to help Big Sister remember what she has had already. I gave her an off on Sunday since we are usually pretty busy that day.