how old do they have to be before you can give them water?

Angelica - posted on 11/09/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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hi my name is angelica but ppl call me angel and i was just wondering if it's okay to give a two month old water when he gets the hiccups?

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Helene - posted on 11/23/2009

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I've been told by my doctor & health visitor to give my son water (cooled boiled) inbetween feeds as we live in Cyprus and it's been so hot, we didn't want him to dehydrate, I have been doing this since he was about 6 weeks old He only has small amounts now and again, it's done him no harm!

Kylie - posted on 11/23/2009

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my 2 month old son drinks a bit of water, especially on a very hot day, which has been reccommended by a doctor, but he doesnt drink too much, he never wants anymore than about 20ml, and isnt too keen on the taste sometimes. babies get dehydrated just like the rest of us. I only use purified water to take out the chemicals, and then boil it to kill off any germs

Justyna - posted on 11/22/2009

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You don't need to give the baby water. Make sure it is not cold ....although hands and feet of infants are always colder because of low blood circulation....However if the hickups bother you you can always put the baby to the breast, or if you don't breastfeed give a little formula. Water is not harmful to the baby, you can give it a teaspoon of it, however if you breastfeed, your milk is first quenching baby's thirst, than filling tummy with liquid food :)
Good luck
Justyna

Shelley - posted on 11/22/2009

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i was told recently by my pediatrician that my son, 9 weeks old, is ok to have boiled water to get rid of hiccups and to help with his colic, plus i was advised to offer it to him on very hot days so he isn't hanging off me all day just because he is thursty. I have a 16 month old daughter as well who was breast feed and was given water from 6 weeks old she never ended up sick from it

Crystal - posted on 11/21/2009

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i give my son a few sips of water when he has the hiccups & hes only 2 1/2 months, it hasnt hurt him yet, as long as you dont give him like 3 or 4 ozs he should be okay too. as long as the hiccups arent making him mad like SueEllens baby then dont worry, but if he has them for so long & starts getting aggravated & crying & just making them worse like my little boy Tristan does then a few sips wont hurt. my mom gave me & my brother water when we had the hiccups & we both turned out just fine, no problems @ all

Chelsy - posted on 11/21/2009

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i've heard not until 6months but what i do for my son is let him hiccup for a minute or so and then give him a drink of his bottle and he's usually fine. haven't tried water on him yet didn't work for my daughter when she was little.

Meosha - posted on 11/21/2009

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my baby is 8 weeks now and i have been giving her water since she was born if she had the hiccups it actually helps and it helps clean out their kidneys if they are on the formula

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The midwife told me that hiccups are babies natural was of getting rid of wind or gas. Completely natural and a good sign, I find that my 2month old, Ava gets the hiccups and then doesn't have any more spills or pukes. We live in Australia and going through a very hot spring, summer has come early, it is necessary to give babies water here, as they can easily dehydrate. We give ava prepared water and brown sugar throughout the day, as directed by a health care nurse. Also great for constipation. Water is fine for babies, does no harm at all, and makes for a more comfortable baby.

Angelica - posted on 11/17/2009

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thank you guys very much!! each and every one of you helped me in a big way. i thought i was hurting my son by giving him water... it's not like i gave him a lot or anything cuz i don't it's just an ounce or two here and there! but thank you!

Amy - posted on 11/13/2009

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My son was constipated alot when he was2months old. A doctor recommended to me to give him around 100mls of cool boiled water before each feed and it never did him any harm

Michelle - posted on 11/12/2009

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If you are looking for something to get rid of hiccups, try gripe water. I found it at Babies R Us, it's by Little Remedies. It not only helps with hiccups, but it helps with gas too. I give it to my son all the time and it seems to work

Michelle - posted on 11/12/2009

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your not really suppose to give a baby water til like 6 months, but my son is a little over 2 months old and when he gets the hiccups i do give him a little warm purified water and it gets rid of them

SueEllen - posted on 11/09/2009

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Experts say to not give water to babies under 6 months and that hiccups (very common by the way) don't bother babies at all. They know water is completely useless since they get all the water they need from breastmilk (which is 90-95% water anyway) or formula and that giving water may even be harmful (it is harmful if they get too much.....parents who dilute formula to save money many times end up in the ER, too much water). My Charlotte gets hiccups all the time (they are fading out a little) and she usually seems pretty happy when she has them :) Hope this helps :)

SueEllen - posted on 11/09/2009

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Experts say to not give water to babies under 6 months and that hiccups (very common by the way) don't bother babies at all. They know water is completely useless since they get all the water they need from breastmilk (which is 90-95% water anyway) or formula and that giving water may even be harmful (it is harmful if they get too much.....parents who dilute formula to save money many times end up in the ER, too much water). My Charlotte gets hiccups all the time (they are fading out a little) and she usually seems pretty happy when she has them :) Hope this helps :)

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