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Baby chugging water

so i always have to sit there while my baby drinks water form her sippy cup and take it away after some gulps because if i dont she will chug it till its gone. i can never let her just have her sippy cup due to her drinking the whole thing. shes not dieing of thirst or anything cuz she gets water all through out the day. anyones baby do this too? i also heard of water intoxication (or something like that) so im afraid to let her have more than about 8 oz of water a day.


Asked by cnv13085 at 10:39 PM on May. 2, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • water isn't going to hurt her, theres no magic number on how many much to give or not give. If she likes water let her have it as long as shes eating good. Waters not very filling if shes hungry shes going to want to eat. As for her drowning from it that athletes that do it from drinking gallons of water in a short time. I wouldn't worry about it too much a few cups of water a day is good for her. Think about how much fluid she got from drinking breastmilk or formula a day most of that was water.

    Answer by letlovegrow2524 at 10:55 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • she is 12 months..if that helps anything

    Comment by cnv13085 (original poster) at 10:40 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • Water intoxication does exist, but at that age, you are pretty a much ok.

    Answer by layh41407 at 11:08 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • As long as she is getting breastmilk (or formula) first, then it's alright to let her have at it. Consider yourself lucky, my girls hate water.


    Answer by banana-bear at 11:10 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • Water is fine just make sure to give her smaller doses at a time.

    Answer by ArmyWife112908 at 11:21 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • Let her chug. She has to learn when to stop. As long is it isn't at meals or close to meals (she could fill up without eating) let her drink.

    Answer by coala at 11:50 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • Let her chug. Put less in the cup. Just because it CONTAINS eight ounces doesn't mean you have to PUT eight ounces in, y'know?

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:36 PM on May. 3, 2011