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Water for a 7 month old

If I give my 7 month old water, how much a day is the limit? She eats cheerios and stuff here and there threw the day and I want to give her a little water with it to avoid a dry mouth or anything

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:20 PM on May. 27, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • you dont wanna give her so much that she doesnt want her formula or breast milk. but you can give her some while shes eating cheerios, or if its hot out, or whatever. theres no real limit, just dont be filling bottles of water

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 1:22 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • I would say no more than a few ounces at each feeding. You don't want to fill her belly up too much or she won't want her bottle.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:22 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • I believe there should be a correlation between amount of water given and amount of solids eaten, to avoid water poisoning. I know no more than a couple of ounces for a baby not eating solids, so if she's just eating a little bit, then I wouldn't go too far over that two ounces. Breastmilk or formula work fine to keep babies hydrated.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 1:39 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • Water should be given by cup or sippy cup not by bottle.


    Answer by Gailll at 2:26 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • agree water should be given in a sippy cup my daughters had water in between her formula feedings since she was 3wks old her docs said it was ok bc she aways wanted to eat

    Answer by kristy_shawn03 at 5:10 PM on May. 28, 2010

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