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help, my dd is craving salt..???

shes two, and for the past two weeks or so, she wants to eat salt! has this ever happened to ur own child?? does anyone know why that happens???

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Asked by SQ13 at 3:27 PM on Aug. 23, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Wow, I just googled it, and too many things came up to even list here. Have a talk with your doctor. Hopefully it's nothing, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

    Answer by mompam at 3:34 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • How does she know what salt tastes like to even know that she's craving it? A toddler should have very little sodium in their diet.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 3:37 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • DO you let your DD drink sports drinks. I would get her a small one and let her try it. They have salt, potassium, glucose and other electrolytes in them. She may be thirsty and this is her bodies way of trying to get more water. I know it seems weird but dehydration in the summer heat will make you want salt. Try it with supervision from your pediatrician.

    Answer by babyboyzz at 3:46 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • How does she know what salt it and how do you know she is craving it?

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:48 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Actual salt or salty snacks...

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:05 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Could be she's low on a vitamin or mineral in her diet, so she's eating what her body craves. Might want to call your pedatrician.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 4:23 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • When children/adults crave either inedible things (dirt) or things not normally eaten alone (Ice, Salt) it means they have a vitimin deficiency. Talk with her Pedi about it. It's important to get this checked out before it escelates.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 5:33 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

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