Is my daughter drinking to much.

(5 Posts)
Jenny1231990 Mon 18-Jan-16 14:20:26

Hi all, I'm a little worried about my 19month old daughter, she drinks a fair amount of water throughout the day, through the night also. She can drink a full 7oz bottle in less than half an hour and is immediately wanting another as if she's not had a drink all day.
I was worried and called dr but could only get a telephone appointment, she didn't seem concerned. Just said as long as she's eating and ok in herself which she is, then she's fine.
Said they wouldn't need to see her.
She drinks water like it's milk and would probably drink a whole bottle every hour if I would let her.
I worry as my other halfs brother is diabetic and I know this can be a symptom. I did say to dr, but she wasn't concerned! Am I being over protective or right to be a little worried. Thanks

ODog Mon 18-Jan-16 15:12:10

Maybe try giving her water in a cup or beaker. She may be sucking the bottle for comfort rather than actually wanting the water/milk.

Topsy34 Mon 18-Jan-16 15:45:23

Whats her wee output like? And colour?

ididntsignupforthis1 Mon 18-Jan-16 15:48:31

My dd at 15 months was diagnosed with diabetes
Symptoms (apart from thirst)
Asleep loads
Saturated nappies at night
Skinny
Sweet smelling wee in nappy (like pear drops)

Thenightswatch Mon 18-Jan-16 17:54:18

I agree with 0dog maybe try giving her water in a cup rather than a bottle, my dd used to be the same, but I figured out she was using the bottle for comfort rather than actually needing a drink, now she just goes back and forth to a cup with a straw and just drinks when she's thirsty

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