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When did you start giving water to your baby?

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Asked by pipermomofash at 8:12 PM on Jun. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Birth. Our hospital offers water bottles for babies who's mothers don't want formula introduced.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:14 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

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    Answer by TwinkleC at 8:18 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • I always introduce a little bit of water (about 4oz.) in a sippy cup when my babies were about six months old, and also starting on solids. Prior to that, babies don't need any additional water since breastmilk and/or formula provide them with all the water that they need. Plus, giving water to young babies (newborns under about 3-4 months) can be dangerous. Once they are eating solids, giving them a little bit of water helps to wash their food down and prevent constipation, plus it helps to introduce them to the cup.

    Answer by sarahmae3 at 8:30 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • 6 months!

    Answer by Artistachica at 8:42 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • 6 months

    Answer by Jemia at 8:54 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • For a drink at 6 months, but the pedi told me to give him a couple ounces here and there if he was constipated to losen his stool!! He loves some water now!!!

    Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 9:13 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • We started at 7 months when we started solids. I've read not to give more than 4-5 oz per day because they should still be getting their hydration needs met by breastmilk or formula.

    Answer by Christina807 at 9:13 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • 6 months

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 1:26 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • We gave water later, around a year of age, in small quantities. The amount increased as our children weaned themselves from the breast. My youngest is still nursing (only once or twice a day), but she drinks about 32 ounces of water over the course of the day.

    Answer by MommyLady at 1:35 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • 2 months because her poo was so hard it made her scream. the doctor said a small amount of water a few times a day wouldnt hurt her. at 10 months she started getting 2 bottles of water a day in between formula bottles because he insists on a bottle at nap time even if she just ate, and helps keep her poo from being painful. ask your doctor if you're unsure.

    Answer by Squeakette at 2:02 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

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