my baby doesn't like plain water, what to do?

Seeli - posted on 11/08/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my 7 months old baby boy doesn't drink water well. i give 2 or 3 solids a day but he doesn't drink enough water, whenever i try to give water he spills it out and cries... what to do? pls... help...

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Natalie - posted on 11/09/2012

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yes, fine even if he doesn't drink water after solids. i think the only reason to give your baby any water at all between 6-12months is to get him used to it for when he does need it, but he definitely doesn't need it yet. So just keep getting him used to it and until 12 months don't worry about how much he takes in, as long as he is drinking his formula/breast milk and having his solid foods, its fine! Enjoy your baby boy, your doing a good job!

Natalie - posted on 11/09/2012

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Your bub doesn't need water until he is 12 months old. So even just small drops is enough until then, don't worry, once he is 12 months + he will love drinking water from his sippy cups while playing.

Seeli - posted on 11/08/2012

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hi sis, thanks a lot for ur encouraging words. i'll try it as early as possible. let's see how it works for my little one...

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maybe try some flavoured water? like kool-aid to-go sprinkle packs, or the Hi-C brand, or stuff like MIO that they have out now. you can add that to flavour it to make it "tasty" for him.



Or buy apple juice, or any juice, and dilute it with water.

maybe try straight juice. then work your way to 1/4water, 3/4juice. then to 1/2water, 1/2juice. 3/4water, 1/4juice.... try working the water "flavouring" smaller and smaller until its straight water.

Just work these slowly over a few weeks to a few months until youre at the plain-water stage.



Im the oldest of 5girls, and possibly expecting my first,...so I dont have any yet--but I have experience. ... Both ways I explained above is the kind of things that my parents used on all 5 of us. I was the easiest for them--it didnt take them long for me--I hardly drink anything BUT water today! lol



Give it a try, and good luck!

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