If you drink a lot of Gatorade when you're pregnant, will the child be hyper?
August 24, 2008 3:09pm CST
My girlfriend and I are curious because our daughter is 9 years old and is very hyper and sometimes unable to sit still. Don't get me wrong, she's a great kid, very funny and smart (although she often likes to act stupid on purpose just to get attention). The thing is my girl use to drink a lot of gatorade when pregnant with her and she used to play with cats, so now our daughter looks a bit like a cat (not literally, but I think you know what I mean) and she's got a bit too much energy in her. We both think the cat thing and the gatorade had something to do with this. I recall long ago, I used to have a friend who was born with fetal alcohol syndrome, his mother was consuming a lot of it while pregnant with him, not only did he come out very hyper but he said a lot of things that didn't make sense and made very bizarre jokes involving male celebrities stripping together, aliens, and... you get the picture. Any thoughts?
• United States
24 Aug 08
I highly doubtr that those to things have anything to do with your kiddo acting how she does. My son is nine and really hyper. The only things I have seen with kids and their mother eating/drink stuff when they are pregnant is that kids will tend to gravities to those types of foods. For example, I ate a lot of fruits and veggies and yogurt, fish, almost no meat and that is the type of diet my son prefers.