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my 15 month old is drinking soooo much, she goes to her high chair and then bangs on the fridge to let me know she is thristy, I offer food and drink and she eats, but drinks a ton. She drinks water, watered down juice, milk and yo baby drinkable yogurt. Mostly water though. I'd say she's drinking around 50 oz a day. Is this a normal amount? She's soaking through every night even in disposables.
 

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I wish I could get my 15 month old to drink more! At least you know your little one isn't dehydrated (which if she is peeing it all out she shouldn't be)
 

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50 oz.? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> not to scare you, but maybe you should ask her ped about this...
 

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I would ask the pedi too. Extreme thirst is a sign of diabetes. I know the AAP recommends only 4oz of juice/day for toddlers. I'm not sure they put a limit on water, but I would think that would be too much.<br><br>
In contrast, my dd is 23 months & usually drinks about 4-6 total a day! That's maybe 1 full sippy cup of diluted juice & maybe some milk w/cereal. She still breastfeeds, so I don't worry about her being dehydrated.<br><br>
Good luck!!<br>
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Like Amy said, this is often a sign of diabetes. While it could just be that you have a thristy child, it should get checked out. We had a friend whose daughter (2yo) was drinking about 2 gallons of water a day, and they were perplexed and waited too long - she spent several weeks in the hospital before they got things straightened out.
 

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so far today hasn't been too bad, it's about 3pm and she's had just about 25oz or so. She will have another 8-10 at dinner and maybe a quick sip of 3-4oz before bed. so about 40oz total today. I guess that's not too bad. Some days she's just really thirsty I guess.<br>
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I have a really thirsty toddler too. She's 25 months now and her drinking has trickled down to about 32 oz a day but there have been days when she's had 50 oz. I too was concerned about diabetes, but when I asked her ped, he said 40 to 50 oz is a lot but not cause for concern. If it was closer to 100 oz he would check her for diabetes. In my dd's case, I think it was just a nervous habit, and now that she has better things to do, she isn't asking for water or juice all the time. I started putting her sippy cup away where she couldn't see it after she was done with a drink, and she has been asking for it less.<br><br>
Mine isn't nursing though. Is yours? If so, and she is having 50 oz of fluid in addition to the breastmilk, that is a lot. It wouldn't hurt to check with the ped.
 

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no, not nursing, long story. This is her only fluid intake. I think she has just discovered how to ask for a drink and I will get it so she's experimenting wih that. Yesterday she was guzzling like she hadn't had a drink in days which was a little concerning. Plus I'm sick of changing the sheets every night....
 

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I agree with the posters that mentioned diabetes - she should have her glucose levels checked just to be on the safe side. Diabetes is very controllable, but undiagnosed diabetes can be very dangerous.
 

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My son is 15 months old too. The past few days he's discovered juice boxes (ugh!) and will try to drink 3-4 if I let him. Plus his water. I HAD been limiting him to 4 oz of diluted juices, an occasional sippy of rice milk (once every few days), and unlimited water and breastfeeding. He's always been happy with that until this past week. I really believe it's just a normal discovery phase. If he persists in wanting this much juice on a daily basis I'll have to do something about it (juice isn't nutritious and it replaces much healthier, more nutrient dense foods), but for now, a short term thing, I'm going with the flow. He usually outgrows his passions in a few days, anyways. He's a fickle lad.<br><br>
We may be in the same boat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
We have our 15 month well-baby and I may mention it to the doctor, but I really feel like he's just fine. I hope yours is too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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