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At what age can I start to give my daughter water?

She's 3 months old now.


Asked by Zarviemom19 at 10:27 AM on Oct. 9, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You can give water in small doses now. I used to give my daughter an ounce or less a little after her feedings to rinse her mouth out a little. I'd also offer a little if she'd get fussy and it wasn't feeding time. Never more than a few sips, though. Too much water can cause electrolyte imbalances or prevent proper nutrition if baby fills up on water and doesn't drink enough breast milk/formula. A little won't hurt at all!

    Answer by KDW211 at 10:38 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • My hospital gave my son water at just hours old! So 3 months is just fine.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:27 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • The only reason dr tell you not to give baby water is bcz we have some moms that run out of formula and think that water is its subsitute.

    Answer by Octmom789 at 10:31 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • My daughter started getting it at 2 months and she loves it. Just start with small amounts.

    Answer by pookie_1228 at 10:39 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • We started giving my son about a half ounce maybe once or twice a day at 6 weeks to help with constipation. His ped. recommended it. Water is just fine in small doses, you just want to know what amount it good for your baby!

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 11:27 AM on Oct. 9, 2008