2.5 yr old son soaking through overnight diapers in 2 hours!!!

Jen - posted on 04/10/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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So my son has always loved his water and takes his cup everywhere. He does not have a fav lovey, stuffed animal or anything but always carries his water cup. I'm noticing an definite increase in the last few months. Constantly drinks and always wants refills. I have not gauged exactly how much he takes during the day but I can say without a doubt it's a very large amount. Due to this he's been going through diapers like crazy. It's to the point where he's soaking through overnight Huggies in less then 2 hrs!!! I got his glucose tested a couple weeks ago and Dr said levels came back completely fine. Is there any other way diabetes can be diagnosed if not through the blood? We did not give a urinalysis as he wouldn't do it in lab at that time. Once we got the call back about blood being normal we held off on the urine. He's very active, always on the go. Naps for about 1.5-2hrs a day. He's got a good appetite, eats well and likes to snack a lot but so does my older boy who is almost 5. He does not drink juice, only water. He is at a healthy weight. Not losing any weight either. He was sick about a month ago with RSV, lost a lb or 2 from not eating and vomiting but gained it back within a week of being well again. Something is wrong But I don't know what to look for, any advice or similar experiences would be greatly appreciated.

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Kayla - posted on 04/11/2015

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My son turned 3 in November. He was the same, from about 1 to just before 3! He honestly never let go of his cup and he was always drinking water. I was like you and I took him to get the glucose checked and everything was fine there. Although I trusted the results, I was still worried because none of my other kids did this.
But then when he was almost 3, he just stopped carrying it around. He still has his cup of water at night time. He is potty trained though, so that is a little different. When he was in diapers he would definitely soak through even the heaviest diapers. I just found myself having to deal with that part, because I couldn't bring myself to take away the water when he was clearly a very thirsty young lad!!
Now looking back, for my son anyway, I feel that the water cup may have been a comfort thing. Because from the day he was born, he never took a soother, never had a favorite stuffy or blanket. And he doesn't drink an excessive amount anymore. Hopefully this sets your mind at ease a little. And I do hope your son is ok!

Jen - posted on 04/10/2015

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Also, we used to use The Honest Co brand diapers until he started soaking through in 1/2 hr or so. To clarify he's now in overnights all day and night.

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