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how much water can a toddler drink per day

my twins are "addicted" to their bottles.. and we let them have water in them because we only recently stopped allowing milk.
we are cutting back but it seems like they drink a ton of water now and i know you can "drown" yourself if you drink too much water but is that only if you don't pee??

should i be worried?

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ElsaSalsaaa

Asked by ElsaSalsaaa at 6:42 PM on Jan. 23, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • i THINK they may give themselves a tummy ache, but that would be as far as it would go! chances are, they are only going to drink what they need! my boys have had to drink 64 oz a day since they were about 3. just curious, but why do you not allow milk?
    itzmyzoo

    Answer by itzmyzoo at 6:46 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • let them have as much water as they can drink. it is good for them. like pp said if they drink too much too fast they may get a tummy ache. but other than that they should be fine.
    sweetestkitten

    Answer by sweetestkitten at 6:54 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • why don't you let them drink milk? if you think they are drinking too much monitor how much they drink for the day (do this for a week) and see what they are eating versus how much they drink. it could be that they are thirsty more with certain foods. also ask the dr if your super worried. thirst is a sign of diabetes.
    AFMF920

    Answer by AFMF920 at 6:55 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Too much water can cause water intoxication, which can be fatal. A person of any age typically NEEDs half their weight in ounces - so say they weigh 25 lbs, they NEED 12-13 oz of water in a 24-hour period.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:58 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Good for you! Most kids don't get the opportunity to have the healthy water habit.

    Unless they are baby cows. they don't need milk
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:10 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • i allow all the milk they want in sippy cups. but milk and juice in a bottle is bad for their teeth.
    ElsaSalsaaa

    Comment by ElsaSalsaaa (original poster) at 9:47 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

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