Brittney - posted on 04/29/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
She gets 12 ounces of milk (whole milk) for breakfast, what she doesn't drink she gets for snack. She eats only fresh fruits and vegetables and they have a lot of water in them. (fluid total of about 20 ounces a day) She doesn't get juice (too much sugar) very often and if she does it is apricot nectar 1/2 juice and 1/2 water for a total of 4 ounces. She pees about 14 times a day if not a bit more (so she isn't dehydrated). My mom tells me she needs more fluid, but even 4 extra ounces she is constantly in the bathroom (goes from 12+ trips to the potty to 20+) and then she doesn't want to go potty because it takes up her whole day. (or so I assume) She tends to have an accident, which is not like her, more often if she gets more fluid and a few times a couple months ago, complained that she had pain down there. I took her to the doctor and she told me that sometimes the constant need to use the bathroom causes irritation. She stays dry for her 2-3 hour nap and sometimes all night (were still working on that a little). She doesn't drink plain water and never tells me she is thirsty (she communicates if she is hungry or thirsty). I know she is teething right now (darn canine teeth) but she has never liked too much fluid, she likes her solids too much.
How much fluid per day? I know there are limits on juices and milk (no more than 20 ounces of milk and no more than 4 ounces of diluted juices)