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April 24th, 2009, 09:24 AM
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I know infants aren't supposed to drink much water because of water intoxication. So, when is it safe to give them water to drink and how much? I ask because I want to try to introduce the sippy cup next month since she's been trying to hold the bottle for a while. I think the cup handles will be easier for her to grasp. I wanna put water in the cup instead of juice.


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April 24th, 2009, 11:16 AM
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I started with small amount of water around 5-6 months...
about an ounce or 2 in a sippy....she never drank the entire amount

now she won't even try her juice, she loves her water

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April 24th, 2009, 02:17 PM
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i started with water when she started solids. i would give her an oz or 2 in asippy. i think you can start anytime since you are already doing solids.

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April 24th, 2009, 03:39 PM
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i sarted at 6 months
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April 26th, 2009, 05:54 AM
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When babies start solids it is recommended that they have water to help their bodies process the food (it helps to prevent constipation)

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May 12th, 2009, 09:41 PM
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I started water around 5-6 months also. Emily LOVES water! It's so funny, she gets so excited lol.

My mom let her drink out of an adult cup and Emily did perfectly! Even would reach for it and bring it back to her cause she kept wanting more. She almost drank the whole thing before she made a mess and my mom took it away.
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May 13th, 2009, 05:59 AM
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I don't even measure the water - Ben definitely doesn't drink enough to get water intoxication - he will drink maybe an ounce or two at a time, and when the glass is full, it's easier for him to get water out of it.

I've also done breastmilk in his sippy (he won't take it from me, but he'll drink it from daddy) just to get him used to the cup, so you could try that as well (breastmilk or formula, whichever!).

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