How to get my baby drinking water??

Merryll - posted on 02/07/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi all mommies - could I get some help on this one?

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Oops, I'm sorry! I just realized that I said, "he" and, "him". I guess I'm just used saying that since I have a boy.

Glad to hear that the big person cup is a hit:)

Merryll - posted on 02/08/2010

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Thanks, tried the big person cup and Kaylee is loving it. Everyone is constantly stressing me out with all the sop called things I need to do, but I always find out afterwards that its not all neccessary.

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I would not recommend juice. If you start with juice it will likely just make it harder to get him to drink just water in the future. My son is almost 14 months and he has never had a drop of juice.
At 6 months your baby doesn't need water. He should still be getting plenty of breast milk or formula. And he's getting enough water from that. Sips of water at this point are just for practice. My son never took to a sippy cup. I would suggest trying either a reusable juice box (http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/Pages...), or just holding a big person cup for him to drink from. My son likes the big person cup. Just keep offering but don't stress that he's not really interested.

Sarah - posted on 02/07/2010

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How old is you baby? if there going from formular or milk to water just make it avalible all day. If your trying to go from juice to water id say water it down for a week then just take it away all together

Merryll - posted on 02/07/2010

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Thanks - she is 6 months old. Have tried the sippie cup but didn't work too good, maybe I must try the juice.

Kimberly - posted on 02/07/2010

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I don't know how old your baby is--my one year old seems to like water out of a sippie cup here and there. If yours doesn't, maybe mix mostly water with a little juice to make it a little more tasty?!

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