how to get my 8 month old son to drink water?

Kimberly - posted on 10/04/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my son only drinks water when he has an ear infection and that was only 2 times in his little life and he only drank a total of 4 bottles with me, how do i get him to drink 4 oz daily at least? he drank water fine when my sister in laws had him

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Lauren - posted on 10/10/2009

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I would try the water in a sippy cup, they associate bottles with their milk! So of course when your expecting something YUM in your bottle, and you get water anyone would refuse even a baby. I started my daughter on sippy cups and real food at 8 months, and she did great! They have baby juices as well, that are already diluted and mixed with water.. My daughter prefers her juice or water to be super cold, so I tend to put ice in the cup as well! It worked for us :D

Claire - posted on 10/10/2009

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get a water filter jug!! you wont regret it. unless your on rainwater i spose... i just got one and it takes the chlorine smell out of it and all the other heavy metals that get in it from the pipes.

La'Quanda - posted on 10/09/2009

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My son is 9 months and likes to drink out of our cups so when we drink water he will to but he will not drink it out of his bottle.

Monica - posted on 10/08/2009

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if you dont mind getting a little wet i let my son drink out of the same cup as me or regular water bottles cuz he sees me doing it he wants to as well...but the juice and water thing w/ the 2 handle sippy works too

Michelle - posted on 10/04/2009

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get him a a beker r a cup wit handles on it, and give him baby juice diluted wit water,work from there my son was the same he is 3 now and only started to drink water now give it time he still is a wee baby,mayb start givin him very cooled boiled water keep it warm wit juice in it!its an option at least!!

Celine - posted on 10/04/2009

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Only give him water in his bottle between milk. Keep getting him to take sips and eventually he should start drinking it..



Quoting Kimberly:

how to get my 8 month old son to drink water?

my son only drinks water when he has an ear infection and that was only 2 times in his little life and he only drank a total of 4 bottles with me, how do i get him to drink 4 oz daily at least? he drank water fine when my sister in laws had him





 

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