Some of the most common mistakes parents make when serving beverages are: serving fruit juice that is only 10% juice or fruit flavored drinks which act as substitutes for the real fruit juice which is 100%. This helps one to be able to get all the nutrition that they need from the juice. Putting a child to bed with a bottle is a huge mistake as it can lead to complications and injuring the child.

Another mistake is serving fruit juice to a child who cannot drink from the cup yet in amounts which are not appropriate for their age. Serving skim milk or milk that has fat reduced is one of the mistakes that parents make when serving beverages. The most practical one is setting a bad example and drinking unhealthy beverages and expecting the kids not to follow suit. The final mistake is not encouraging children to drink water when they are thirsty and assuming that 100% fruit juice has sugar that is added to it.