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When should you give a 6 month old water?

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Asked by KeishaML at 7:03 PM on Apr. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i wouldn't do it there was a story not long ago where a 6 month old baby got water posinging i think in very little amounts its ok

    Answer by mama2twins07 at 7:04 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • we give ds water with meals in a sippy

    Answer by gypsymama532 at 7:04 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • *after he's been breastfed*

    Answer by gypsymama532 at 7:05 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • I was told they don't really need it. Once the start going outside and getting hot, sweating, etc. Then they need it. But for now, they just need nutrition.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:10 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • You don't have to, really. He's getting all the water he needs from formula or breastmilk.

    If you WANT to give him some, give it whenever you wish...but not much. He doesn't need it. It will only fill him up and take the place of the nutrition he needs.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 7:14 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • On super hot days I'll give my dd a sippy with 1 oz of formula in it. She doesn't even finish all of it, but at least I know she is staying hydrated in the warm weather.

    I don't think water should replace a feeding by any means, but by 6 months they are able to handle a little bit just fine.

    Answer by julipickle2 at 8:17 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

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