Is It Dangerous If A 1-year-old Child Often Drinks Ice?
Good night. my child is 16 months old, loves to drink ice because of the hot weather, can I? And are there any side effects? Please answer Thank you ^ _ ^
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. There is no problem if the baby wants to consume cold drinks, especially with his age which has reached 16 months. In terms of temperature, even infants who are much younger, around 6 months or less, are allowed to consume cold milk because it is stored in the refrigerator, if they really want to. Some babies will be shocked by the unusual temperature and refuse to drink it, but if he wants it is actually fine.
Then for water, before the age of 6 months, babies should not be given water. After 6 months to 12 months, water can be given with a maximum limit of 120 cc per day. But after 12 months, especially your baby who is 16 months old, the water consumed can be more and more up to 500 cc per day and will continue to grow with age.
The thing to look out for is if the cold drink you mean is not just ice water, but ice syrup, bottled drinks, or mixed ice and the like. Such drinks have a high sugar content, and can make a child reduce his appetite, or even make him overweight or obese since early. So in these conditions it is not the component of water and the cold temperature at issue, but the sugar content. But if the water is only cold water, then again no problem, as long as within reasonable limits. So, hopefully answering your question.