When do you do liquids other than milk? My son is almost 5 mths.
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Laura - posted on 02/28/2009
I give my son water all the time...ofcourse it has to be boiled water...but i have given him water ever since he was born not a full bottle but babies should have a couple sips a day of water its good for them...and I think you could maybe give him a bit of juice watered down apple jucie...(watered down cause its not good for their teeth) Although I havent given my son anything other then water and milk I'm going to wait to give him the jucie until he's maybe 6-7 months!!
Sara - posted on 02/27/2009
I've read they continue formula/breastmilk for the first year, it's not necessary to give them other fluids before then. If you're talking about juice, my advice would be to give it sparringly. I have a friend that is a pediatrician and she says that juice in the biggest problem in her practice. Unless you're giving it to your child to help with constipation, it really shouldn't replace milk because it's not as nutritious for them. Good luck!
Kassie - posted on 02/27/2009
i give my little one water and juice and he loves it your little one will let you know if they dont want it yet but you should try and give them water a few times a day
What will hw do if he is not ready for it?
Michelle - posted on 02/27/2009
we do water between 9 and 12 mon ths... we dont do juice...i'ts empty unhealthy calories i can count the number of times my 5 year old has had juice on one hand and that's mostly at school for parties and he only drinks it because that's what they have he dones't like the taste
Tammy - posted on 02/26/2009
To be honest I have been thinking about doing the same thing, I read up about it and it seems to be a good idea, it also gets them use to something other than formula or breast milk and used to the taste of water.
Sandra - posted on 02/26/2009
Well my daughter is 4 months old today and I have been giving her bottles of warm water since she was about a month old and about 2 weeks ago I started to give her watered down baby apple juice. I find it helps with the constapation from starting pablum. It's a nice substatute when baby doesn't make it to the next bottle. I did this with my 5 year old daughter as well and she was fine.