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How often should I offer a 10 month old water?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:11 PM on Aug. 3, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You don't need to. Baby only needs breastmilk or formula all through year one.

    You CAN offer sparingly. There's no such thing as getting too little as long as you're still giving breastmilk or formula (which remain the main meal till the first birthday)...there IS a such thing as baby getting too MUCH water.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 7:17 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • I'd say not very often, maybe a little at snack time. 4oz at the most. Their primary liquids should be breastmilk or formula still :) My kids didn't really drink water or juice until after they were a year old.
    tangleballlover

    Answer by tangleballlover at 7:17 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Doc says no water because if you're going to give them something it should have some nutritional value.
    tcarter1981

    Answer by tcarter1981 at 7:27 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • there is no point to given them water.
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 8:15 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • no need. I let my daughter have like an ounce of water in a sippy cup. Mind you she is only 5 months and it's just for fun and to learn how to use the sippy. It keeps her busy.
    BambiF

    Answer by BambiF at 9:15 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Just remember it is empty calories - make sure your baby is still getting the majority of the nutrition from formula or breastmilk! I give my 10m old son diluted juice 1-2 times a day when he is eating solids (like cheerios or crunchies), but he continues his normal bottle feeding.
    mevxoxo

    Answer by mevxoxo at 9:19 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

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