At what age can children start to have cold liquids?

Dayna - posted on 10/21/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I give my baby juice, but I give it to her warm, because I don't know if she's old enough to have it served cold. She's 8 1/2 months.

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I put formula in the fridge now that he isn't breastfeeding so I can grab it at night. I think it is just preference. We never heated anything up for him though.

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Jessica - posted on 10/27/2009

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Yeah give her something cold it wont hurt.. and especially if she is teething then it can help numb her gums too :) even give her some cold water its better for them than juice.. and from 6 months onwards they can drink normal tap water.. it doesnt have to be boiled.

Hanna - posted on 10/25/2009

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I may be a horrible mother, but my son has been drinking milk straight out of the fridge pretty much since he was 3 wks old. it started off because we lived in Florida & we had a problems of keeping his milk cold so that it doesn't go bad (he refused to nurse, so i pump & give), and he pretty much drank it fine. when he started solids (again, bad mommy), he wouldn't eat cereal from a spoon (not that i blame him, it's disgusting), so i ended up giving it to him in a bottle with breast milk -- that i had to start warming up a bit so that cereal is properly dissolved, but i only warm it up to "no longer cold to the touch". the rest of the solids, he eats them warm when i first cook them (i cook twice a day -- one batch of veggies & one of fruit, each enough for 2-3 feedings), the rest i portion out and put in the fridge for him to eat in the next 24 hrs and from there on out, i pull out a container & give it to him straight from the fridge. so far it's been fine.

Sarah - posted on 10/22/2009

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oh goodness i have given my son cold drinks since he was about 2 or 3 weeks old. he is 8 months now and would rather cold drinks then hot !

Dawn - posted on 10/22/2009

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We live in Florida so since about 1 month my son has had refrigetated or room temp, formula and juice/water. I have never heated anything except for the bottle in the am since it has been in the fridge all night and even then its just to get some of the chill off.

Nichole - posted on 10/21/2009

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my daughter has has cold formula and juices scence she was 6 months i guess it just ur choice but if she can handle it i would give it to her...

J - posted on 10/21/2009

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I don't think there is any "rule" for that. I do know that for any of us, young or old, our systems would prefer things to be warm to hot. Ice cold is never good for our system. I know that when I give my little boy anything cold, he burps up every time. As long as she takes it...there is nothing wrong with warm.

Melissa - posted on 10/21/2009

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I've been giving my daughter cold water and cold juice since 5 months. There's nothing wrong with cold liquids. She's had cold refridgerated formula since she was born.

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