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feeding a child water

when can you start giving your baby water?

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newmom092009

Asked by newmom092009 at 4:33 PM on Nov. 5, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I gave mine a little bit after each feeding to help rinse their mouths.
    bumblebeestingu

    Answer by bumblebeestingu at 4:42 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • from birth :)
    bumblebeestingu

    Answer by bumblebeestingu at 4:42 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • There is no need for it until they are no longer taking either breastmilk or formula.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:55 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • your baby doesnt NEED water but water cant hurt them either (as long as its not bad water) but if you want to give your baby a bottle of water just to have something to suck on thats fine. I did it with my baby when she was about 6 months old.. She doesn't really like water though, which most babies dont but she will play around with it once in a while.
    casper4991

    Answer by casper4991 at 5:02 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • Water messes with electrolyte and sodium levels in babies younger than 1 year
    lalafreduu

    Answer by lalafreduu at 5:19 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • unless your doctor tells you to i wouldnt give a baby water my doctor told me to give my 6wk old 2-3oz of water a day to help him poo he wont drink more then one but unless told to i wouldnt do it
    freshly.married

    Answer by freshly.married at 5:35 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • NOT UNTIL THEY REACHED PASS 9MTS.A ND ONLY A LIL. WATER CAN BE TOXIC FOR THEM. THEY GET WATER FORM BM OR FORMULA
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 5:48 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • Not until the doctor says it's okay - rarely before a year.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:51 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • the first year a baby will thrive and survive on bm or formula alone. I would not give water directly until after a year.

    A good book-How To Raise A healthy Child...In Spite Of Your Doctor by Dr Robert Mendelsohn
    Loa1002

    Answer by Loa1002 at 7:31 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

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