Children Aged 2 Years Have Difficulty Drinking Water?
Hello .. good afternoon, my child is 28 months old, it’s really hard to drink water .. except when he’s really thirsty, and even then just takes two sips. if you drink water like that, you don’t want to be like that, how do you fix it …
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Water has many benefits in maintaining health. This applies not only to adults, but also children. Some of the benefits of consuming water are:
Maintain body fluid levels
Maintain normal body temperature
Protects sensitive tissues, such as nerve tissue, skin, and so on
Energizes muscles and lubricates joints
Control the body's calorie intake
Helping the process of removing waste from the body, either through the process of urinating, defecating, or sweating
Babies over 12 months of age need more water intake because of their high mobility, reduced frequency of breastfeeding, and the amount of food they eat. According to some literature, at this age, babies need about 1.2 to 1.4 liters of fluid per day. This fluid intake can come from various foods and drinks that he consumes, so it's not just water. Therefore, if your baby still wants to consume other types of drinks or also consumes foods that contain lots of water (eg soup, watery fruits), then you really don't have to worry about not meeting their fluid needs. You can observe the standard of fulfilling the baby's fluid needs from the pattern of bowel movements, if your baby is still urinating normally and is not constipated, then the possibility of his condition is still normal.
However, although generally not consuming enough water in babies is not dangerous, the habit of consuming water must be preserved so that it is carried away until they are adults. Here are some tips you can do to overcome it:
Give water through media that is attractive to children, for example by using a sippy cup or straw cup that is colored or has an interesting picture
Praise the child if he drinks enough water
Encourage children to be active and active
Avoid the habit of giving children packaged drinks or other drinks that are not necessarily processed hygienically (random snacks)
Fulfill your child's fluid needs by giving him lots of watery foods, milk, or other sources of fluids
If you have trouble, don't hesitate to consult directly with a pediatrician.
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I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah