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3 yr old drinking concerns

(12 Posts)
MyNameWasAlreadyTaken Sat 24-Sep-16 20:55:41

So my 3 yr old seems to drink excessively. Like water, juice or milk but he will drink one cup after another easily drinking 8-10 beaker full a day. It seems so much more than his sibling and other children. He obviously then wees loads. No other symptoms though. Eating well, weight normal.
Gonna try getting him in to gp but wondering if anyone else experienced this?

NataliaOsipova Sat 24-Sep-16 20:59:02

My DD was a bit like this - grew out of it when she went to school. Probably worth a GP visit just to rule out diabetes though.

SillyBilly18 Sat 24-Sep-16 20:59:08

My 2.9 yo DS drinks an awful lot too. I took him to the doctors as I was concerned about possible diabetes etc, but all was fine. Doctor just said he is a thirsty child & not to worry as he was eating well, energetic & no other issues. It is a bit worrying though, it seems as though they must be feeling permanently dehydrated!

SillyBilly18 Sat 24-Sep-16 20:59:36

My 2.9 yo DS drinks an awful lot too. I took him to the doctors as I was concerned about possible diabetes etc, but all was fine. Doctor just said he is a thirsty child & not to worry as he was eating well, energetic & no other issues. It is a bit worrying though, it seems as though they must be feeling permanently dehydrated!

FATEdestiny Sat 24-Sep-16 21:14:10

All my children drink loads. I give them massive 1litre juice beajera so that I'm not refilling constantly.

This also means I can keep track of how often I refill them so how much they drink. The older children generally drink around 3 litres a day, sometimes 4. My toddler (nearly 2 year old) drinks about 2 litres.

frenchie12 Sat 24-Sep-16 22:22:54

My 14 year old drinks at least three litres a day, if not more. Mostly water, but some soft drinks and milk. She's always been thirsty and has been like this since she was 3 years old.

Sukitakeitoff Sat 24-Sep-16 22:37:07

I'd say if she drinks a lot, limit her to mainly water plus some milk. You don't want her drinking lots of sweet things (juice / squash) or filling up on calories or you could find her appetite is affected (not to mention her teeth).

I have the opposite problem - children that don't drink much at all confused

MyNameWasAlreadyTaken Sat 24-Sep-16 22:50:19

Thanks. Any juice he has is sugar free cordial, but quite often water. He eats like a horse too! How he's so skinny I'll never know! Wish I could do that! But less panicky now knowing others have guzzlers too. Will still take GP just to be safe

Shootingstar2289 Sun 25-Sep-16 13:43:57

My five year old is like this too. I've mentioned it to health professionals before (he sees them often as he has Autism) and they don't seem concerned. I've just figured it's best to drink a lot than not drink enough. He drinks no added sugar squash and his teeth are perfect so don't have any major concerns over that!

My daughter on the other hand is a nightmare to drink enough.

GlowWine Sun 25-Sep-16 13:55:30

Has he been tested for diabetes? It's a classic symptom.

MyNameWasAlreadyTaken Sun 25-Sep-16 14:00:06

GlowWine no he hasn't been tested. I'm going to take him to the GP as soon as I can. He has no other symptoms (according to google blush) he eats loads, wees loads but that's related to the drinking. Not noticed any weight loss or anything. Growing nicely etc

Sukitakeitoff Tue 27-Sep-16 10:30:06

I would stop giving him cordial at all, as it may be encouraging him to drink more - stick to water, plus say one small glass of fruit juice a day and some milk. Drinking excessive amounts isn't always a good thing and there is very little goodness in a glass of squash full of artificial sweeteners.

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