My 22month old is obsessed with drinking and always needs a drink. At dinner for the past week or so he mainly drinks and doesnt eat at all. He gets very distressed if I dont get him any more drink. Even now he's sculling out of a drink bottle.... is there a point that this might be a sign of a health problem? Its usually water he drinks but he drinks absolutely anything and everything - even ginger beer that DH gave him thinking he would hate it?!? lol
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25-09-2012 20:09 #1Senior Member
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How much does your toddler drink? Water etc?
25-09-2012 20:20 #2Senior Member
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sometimes my my 14mth old goes through periods of drinking lots and not eating. I would make smoothies with lots of fruit and yoghurt. at least then his getting the equivalent of a meal and you can give them milo. Even though it is high in sugar it also has lots of vitamins and minerals in it.
25-09-2012 20:34 #3
I'd say if it's a big change from a week ago then it's worth getting him checked out by the GP and particularly if he's suddenly waking up overnight and asking for a drink and drinking a lot that's a worry too. It may be that he just has a sore throat or new teeth coming or something like that and doesn't want to chew just drink.
25-09-2012 20:42 #4Senior Member
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My ds doesn't drink water , he consumes under 125mls during the day &he *maybe* 250 mls during the night.If i gave him juice / fizzy drink etc he would drink alot but i will not give him free range acess, he will drink if he is thirsty.Excessive thirst can be a sign of diabeties though
25-09-2012 20:49 #5
My dd 18 months drinks a fair bit of water and milk. I'd definitely be concerned if she started drinking massive amounts (unless it was the middle of summer at the beach iykwim). Pretty sure excessive thirst is a symptom of Diabetes and I'd definitely get it checked out.
25-09-2012 21:14 #6
Is he teething? DS is 19 months old and he drinks water throughout the day. He cant eat much without a drink. He loves water. He can drink about 1L a day at least.
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