Here’s how Abbi eliminates arguments over juice dilution:
Although I start all my children on plain water, I have two who simply stopped drinking until I began giving them juice. So apple juice has been a staple in our home for several years now. Of course, we dilute the juice, but it’s hard to measure proportions in a sippy cup, and it’s no fun to rush over to the filter tap when a toddler is screaming for juice. So one day we came up with a great idea: we dilute the juice in the bottle. The benefits: the kids don’t see you dilute, so they don’t make a thing about how the juice tastes different, you control the amount of dilution (50/50, 30/70, or whatever works). And pouring juice is as simple as, well, pouring juice. A minor drawback is that we always have two bottles of apple juice in the fridge, but we’ve learned to live with it.