Ok....I drink a lot of water. I don't have soft drinks or juice but just drink water and 1 cup decaf coffee a day. I would say I has approx 4 or 5 litres a day. I don't have diabetes.
So ds2 drinks a lot of water too. He doesn't have juice or soft drinks and will have a milo at night after tea. He probably drinks 2 to 3 litres per day depending on his activity levels.
MIL thinks he may have diabetes but he has none of the other signs for it. I think he drinks as much as he needs and because I Drink a lot it has never been a concern for me. I believe that he has an average consumption of water.
So the question is.....how much does your child drink per day? DS2 is 6 yo....just trying to figure out the average!
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08-05-2013 08:10 #1
How much water does your child drink?
08-05-2013 08:22 #2
My DS1 is almost 5 and is a huge water drinker, at least 2L a day, more in hot weather.
I also drink a lot of water, probably 3-4 litres, no diabetes here, DS1 was tested at 3.5 years old because I was concerned about how much he drinks but he was fine.
If your worried, it wouldn't hurt to get him checked.
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08-05-2013 08:26 #3
My older two drink from a drink bottle at home and at school, between those bottles is 1L and I fill the one at home up twice and they 'say' they fill up their school one once at school. I'd say they are drinking at least 2L a day, on hot day and weekends maybe 3L, a bit over. I also drink a lot of water and no diabetes. My oldest is 7, drinking about the same and no diabetes. But test if you're worried for sure. But seems normal to me.
08-05-2013 09:08 #4
2.5 yr old DS has 800ml water bottles and I fill it up usually twice a day so about 1.6 litres on average , he usually does not drink anything else except the occasional smoothie , plain mineral water or Roobios tea
08-05-2013 09:31 #5
DS is 2.5 and would have about 1.5 litres of water a day, sometimes more. He never has juice etc but does have a glass of milk with breakfast.
08-05-2013 09:33 #6
DS drinks quite a bit of water too. So much so that his FDC mum thought he may have diabetes (as she's experienced a child with diabetes before). I also had GD through my pregnancy so took him for a blood test but it was all good.
08-05-2013 09:40 #7
My 6 year old is only allowed to drink water and milk, with the very occasional calciyum (sp?) as a treat.
She takes a one litre bottle of water to School and has it empty by the time she comes home. After school she drinks less than a litre more between afternoon tea and bedtime. I would say no more than 2 litres a day, unless she has been particularly active or it's been quite hot.
08-05-2013 13:51 #8
Thanks Ladies! I am not overally concerned but just wanted to prove a point to MIL via DP that what DS2 drinks is about average. As DS2 has always been a big water drinker its never been an issue (to me) but I can see how it may seem alot to others. If DS2 for example suddenly started drinking lots of water then I would be concerned.
And as pps pointed out I will probably get a test done to be 100% sure for at least DPs and MILs sake.
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