Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Concerned | 2011/01/18

Q.

son drinks a lot of water

My son is 2, and i think he drinks a lot of water. His drink of choice is water, water before going to bed and water when he wakes up. THis worries me as it was not the same with 2 of my nephews. Is this a concern?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This can be perfectly normal as long as your son does not want to drink water very often through the day and also at night as well. Also it is important that he is not constantly passing lots of urine. If he has these symptoms one would have to exclude an illness such as diabetes. It does not seem that your son has this problem.

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