October 14, 2017
What can I do when my child won’t drink water?
A lot of children don’t like water and during fall when its especially, that could become a problem. Kids have extra sensitive respiratory system and skin and are more prone to dry cough, dry lips or itchiness. When they don’t have enough fluids to nourish the body, it could lead to asthenic fire. By then, it would seem like no amount of water can improve the thirst within the body.
When you are having hot pot and the water is boiling, you add soup to it as it evaporates. But unless you turn down the heat, the soup will not stop evaporating and you will have to keep adding to it. This is similar concept to asthenic fire and why you seem to have never ending thirst. Try adding some dryness relieving ingredients into your water such as ginseng, honey, radix ophiopogonis, or figs. It does not have to be a lot, and it can add flavor to your water to entice your child to drink it too. You should also avoid giving your child oily and fried foods to improve the condition.