What kid wouldn’t want to try your fizzy pink soda or foamy vanilla latte? While a taste here and there isn’t a big deal, it’s best to stick with the classics when it comes to daily drinks: milk, a little juice…and lots of plain ol’ water. Babies get most of the fl uids they need during the first year from breast milk or formula. But water is best for keeping kids older than 1 hydrated and healthy, and staving off fatigue, muscle weakness, and headaches. “Developing a taste for water is important because kids who consume too many sweetened beverages may come to expect that every drink should be sugary,” explains Nicolas Stettler, M.D., an associate professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition.