To those with kids in day care:
Are your kids so thirsty when you pick them up from school that you think they may be dehydrated? Is that normal? Because he's been playing harder than he used to or something?
He drinks roughly 4 cups of liquid from the time I pick him up (about 5:30) until he goes to sleep (about 8:30). Which I think is kind of a lot for someone who only weighs a little over 30 lbs.
My solution thus far has been that I've been trying to bring a sippy cup of water for him with me when I pick him up, and if he sees it in the car he will practically crawl over me to get at it. If I don't have it when I pick him up, he's hell to deal with until he gets something to drink at home. Except he doesn't want something to drink once we get home, he's distracted by other more important things like...fissies or dogs or I don't know - telling me he's going night night as he lays on the third step. And as such becomes more and more thirsty and more and more irritable.