Childhood Diseases

Posted by: MINNIEE | 2012-05-31


toddler drink alot

Good day doctor, my toddler is 2 &  1/2 years old now, he is drinking alot. He is always thirsty, before sleeping time he will drink 4 bottles before he is satisfied. He is a very good eater too. I don''t have any problems with him with eating his food. Is there any type of health problem that I must be concerned about. The problem with the drinking is, he will wake up 3h00 in the morning, even if it is water, he will drink it and through a big tantrum if he cant get his bottle.
Many thanks for your advice.

Expert's Reply



I agree with you,your son is indeed drinking far more than expected. This can happen with children who mouth breathe all the time due to having a continuous blocked nose. In other children it can be an early sign of diabetes. For this reason it would be best to take your son to your doctor to have his urine tested for possible diabetes.

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Posted by: mommy | 2012-05-31

my toddler has exactly the same issue! She is now 2 years and 8 months. She would drink 2 - 4 bottles before bed and then wake during the night about 3 - 4 times wanting a bottle. sometimes she drinks 2 bottles after another at night. And I just cannot get her to stop! Its huge tantrums if I dont want to give it to her! WHAT TO DO???

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