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does a 7 month old get thirsty?

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Asked by JaimiesMom at 12:40 PM on Dec. 13, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Humans are composed mostly of water. Yes, a 7 month old can just be thirsty as opposed to actually hungry, but since they can't talk it is difficult to tell the difference.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 12:50 PM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • yes they can be .. a way 2 find out 2 put a bottle in front of his face if he start's crying or grabs it fast his thirsty..
    that's what i do with my son.. i show him the bottle and he grabs it my lil fats ass..

    Answer by yamil519 at 1:44 PM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • Uh... what?
    ANYONE can get thirsty, babies included. However, with children under the age of one, their liquid needs to be formula or breastmilk, which provides nourishment as well as quenches thirst.

    Answer by RanaAurora at 4:25 PM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • Not entirely true. The liquid can be juice (not concetrated juice but sugar free natural juice.) It can be tea or water. Your baby needs milk still but can drink water from the moment he/she is born.

    Answer by NightOwlMama at 6:27 PM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • Sure! Thats why human milk is two parts. The foremilk, what comes out first, is more watery and that quenches thirst. Then the hindmilk comes and that is fattier and satisfies hunger. When a baby is just thirsty they can stop nursing after they get the foremilk.

    Answer by jaycee1124 at 7:18 PM on Dec. 13, 2008

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