giving water to babies

Helen - posted on 09/02/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I had problem giving water to my baby.. she likes to eat but does not want to drink water. Her pedia to give her 1-2oz a day but my baby does not want to take even a drop of it.

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Christine - posted on 09/06/2009

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My son wouldn't take to water in his sippy cup. Then by chance I had a drink of water myself and my son reached out for the glass. I offered him a drink and to my suprise he loved drinking straight from the glass. Sometimes there are easy solutions you just have work out which one is right for your child.

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My twins did not take to water right away either. My twins pedi suggested pedialyte rather than water during the hot summer months here in Texas. After introducing the pedialyte I have had success with water. They are now accustomed to the taste of something other than formula. HTH! Lauren

Donna Marie - posted on 09/03/2009

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my daughter was the same, just mix on a little fruit juice to taste, even though shes breastfed my daughter loves her juice x

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