Starting to drink

Are you interested in how to properly hydrate your child? Or how to teach your baby to drink? This program offers key insights and practical advice for a balanced drinking regime for children. From milk to the first glass of water, a selection of drinks and gadgets.

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The We’re Starting to Drink program offers parents a detailed guide to proper hydration of children from infancy. Find out when to start giving fluids and how to choose the right drinks – from water to plant-based milk alternatives. Learn how much fluid your child should drink and how to effectively deal with situations when the child is not drinking enough or is sick. The program also includes practical tips for drinking from an open container or straw and explains how to teach a baby or child to drink water. The program is regularly updated with new findings as well as questions from parents that you send us.

The program has 8 chapters and 17 subchapters, and you buy access with regular updates for 12 months.

What will you learn in the program?

  • Optimal time to start giving liquids: when is best to start giving the first liquids and how to adapt this step to the individual development of the child.
  • Choosing the right drinks: a detailed overview of the most suitable drinks, including a comparison of baby water and tap water, and how to avoid harmful drinks.
  • How to teach good habits: you will find out how to teach children to drink from an open container or straw, how to choose the right drinking utensils and how to set up a healthy drinking regime.
  • Recognizing and dealing with dehydration: key information about the symptoms of dehydration in children and practical advice for preventing and dealing with it, including first aid.
  • Caring for a sick child and special situations: instructions for the correct intake of fluids in common childhood illnesses and also how to proceed when replenishing fluids.
  • Answers to the most frequently asked questions of parents: section with answers to frequently asked questions by parents to help you better understand your child’s needs. The section is regularly updated with your questions.
  • And other interesting information!

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Program content

  • When to start

    The chapter focuses on the importance of milk as the only source of fluids for infants under 6 months of age and explains why it is important to avoid giving other drinks. You will also learn when it is appropriate to start including water in the diet and what its role is in preventing constipation and keeping the child hydrated.

  • What drinks to offer

    • Water: baby water or tap water?
    • Fruit and vegetable juices and juices
    • Tea
    • Broth
    • Pasteurized cow’s milk
    • Plant-based milk alternatives
    • Sparkling drinks
    • Sugar-sweetened beverages
    • Caffeinated and cola drinks
    • Energy drinks
    • Non-alcoholic beer
    • Alcohol
  • How much fluid should a child drink?

    In this chapter, you will get important information about the importance of the drinking regime for children, as well as what is the recommended daily amount of fluids for different age categories. In addition, here you will find practical tables for calculating the individual fluid needs according to the age and body weight of your child.

  • How to teach a child to drink

    We will focus on the development of drinking ability in children and you will learn why the period between 6 and 12. month is crucial for the development of this skill. We will explain what aids are most suitable for drinking training and how to choose them. The chapter also provides practical advice for learning to drink from an open container and straw, including tips for overcoming common difficulties.

    • Drinking from an open container
    • Drinking from a straw
  • What if the child is not drinking enough?

    The chapter deals with the important topic of dehydration in children. It explains the causes of insufficient fluid intake and you will also find out how to recognize the signs of dehydration in a child. Here you will also get practical advice for first aid for drinking problems.

  • What if the child is sick?

    We will focus on the importance of hydration in sick children. This chapter explains how illness, diarrhea or vomiting can cause rapid fluid loss and how to effectively replace those fluids.

    • Fluid intake for diarrhea and vomiting
    • How to proceed when replenishing fluids and nutrients?
  • Frequently asked questions by parents

    Question and Answer Section. Based on your questions, we are gradually expanding this section in cooperation with our experts.

What do parents say about the programs?

    Thank you so much for the great information. It is true that we may be focusing on some things unnecessarily. :-)) We will definitely try the pairing, it could work. When we try to start something new, it's the total end of the world for Patíka. Thank you so much! Kačka

    I would like to thank you very much for a lot of valuable information and specific tips on how to improve the diet of these children (son 5.5 years old, limited menu). I have to say that after watching the webinar, I feel relieved that we are not alone in this and that the way to improve our diet is simply here, and also that she doesn't actually eat very little of those foods, even though it is very little compared to "normal". I've also gone through the online course of The Eating School but here I feel a lot of support, that when a child has ASD, some things don't work, or they don't work right away, and that's a great support. Thank you.

    Professional and at the same time human approach.

    Great content, everything simply explained. I especially appreciate the apt examples, several times my husband and I had a hearty laugh. Thank you very much.

    Thank you very much for your wonderful care. Mgr. Ludvíčková is a really great therapist and person. We recommend all ten to everyone. Each child and problem was solved comprehensively, ideas for supplementing the daughter's diet helped us to increase the weight, which the daughter has been struggling with for a long time, due to her disability.

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  • 8 chapters
  • 17 subsections
  • You teach your child to drink
  • You will find out how much liquid the child should drink
  • You will know how to recognize and deal with dehydration
  • You will know suitable and unsuitable drinks
  • You will learn how to proceed with illness


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    You browse the online programs yourself according to your time options online. In the programs, you will find a lot of interesting and important information and instructions, as well as accompanying photos, which you will especially appreciate when choosing tools, as well as videos that will present essential information and procedures even better.

  • How old are the programmes suitable for?

    Online programs of The Eating School are currently suitable for children from birth to three years. We will add other age categories gradually. Our goal is to cover information for all ages of children.

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