Drinking fluids and constipation ?
Griffin has been dealing with recurrent bouts of constipation lately. He does not drink enough fluids, he doesn't drink on his own unless I tell him to, even though I constantly have cups of water and diluted juice around. When he comes home from daycare, his cups are still completely full. We've tried all kinds of cups to try and find one he loves and will want to drink out of, and sometimes that works for a day or two. He just doesn't seem to know when he's thirsty, and even when I ask him to drink he sometimes won't. I can't FORCE him to drink. I'm sure part of the constipation issue is that he doesn't drink enough. Anyone have suggestions about how to deal with either problem? I've gotten desperate enough to consider giving him straight juice or sugary drinks just to get him to drink SOMETHING. I don't even know if that would work though, and I don't want him to stop drinking water entirely because he knows there is something better.