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how much water can a 6 month old have?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:58 PM on Jan. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i think 3-4 oz a day...

    Answer by VictinaG at 5:59 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • My pediatrician advised us not to give any water to our 6 month old, since it would replace their desire for more nutritional alternatives, namely breast milk or formula.

    Answer by MommyJanelle at 6:03 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • They don't need it....but it's better to check with your pediatrician who knows your baby...

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:04 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • I wouldn't give any. There's enough water in breastmilk and formula.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:10 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • Determine with your doctor's help what is best for your baby. You're going to get a lot of opinions on here, but none of us know YOUR baby, only what worked for our own...and they are all way too different to have the same things!

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 6:49 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • NONE...only formula or breastmilk. Water is not good for a baby that young.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 10:49 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • NONE! It acutally washed the sodium out of the baby's body that it needs and can cause seizgers(sp)

    Answer by Madilynsmommy27 at 12:39 AM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • If you've started solids, it's VERY important for her to be drinking between 4-8oz. per day to help her kidneys dilute the more concentrated waste products of solid food. If you have NOT started solids, you can give a little water, but it's not a MUST.

    Answer by amyb8984 at 10:53 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

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