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water and juice Coda&Cadence's Mommy Due June 24; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Fayetteville, North Carolina 2126 posts
29th Jun '12

At what age can you start giving babies water and juice? It is 100+ degrees here

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55055 posts
29th Jun '12

6 months is bare minimum

Coda&Cadence's Mommy Due June 24; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Fayetteville, North Carolina 2126 posts
29th Jun '12

She's almost 5 months

The Situation Due August 4; 1 child; 20711 posts
29th Jun '12

6 months for juice.

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
29th Jun '12

I would really try and not do this more than once a day but an ounce of water + juice is OK at any stage. It will not kill the child contrary to what most believe. And no, it's not "good" or beneficial but it's not harmful either. Not in that amount while out in this heat. Obviously I would not be in this heat but even if you go from the car to the store a baby can get over heated fast.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55055 posts
29th Jun '12
Quoting Coda&Cadence's Mommy:" She's almost 5 months"


So no, she cannot have water/juice



If you feel shes needs more fluid, offer more formula or breastmilk.



I'm that a sip of water (less than an ounce) wouldn't be harmful, but def not juice

Layla-and-Faith 2 kids; Nova Scotia 656 posts
2nd Jul '12

All babies need for the first year is breastmilk to drink or formula if you are formula feeding. I would never recommend giving a baby under one any juice.

Corale Winchcombe Due December 8; 1 child; United Kingdom 37 posts
22nd Jul '12

juice maybe not no til after 6months at least, water you can a little bit from 3months if they need it but most babys or not all babies need water or juice til a bit older.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55055 posts
22nd Jul '12
Quoting Corale Winchcombe:" juice maybe not no til after 6months at least, water you can a little bit from 3months if they need it but most babys or not all babies need water or juice til a bit older."



water you cannot start at 3 months

Nothing but breastmilk or formula for the first 12 months, unless directed by a doctor

TheHandyMomma 17 kids; Chickasha, Oklahoma 41 posts
22nd Jul '12

My son was a 27 weeker and he got water right when he came home the nicu recommended it. it helps constipation. As long as its not the amount of a full feed adn they take the next full feed you should be alright.

Coda&Cadence's Mommy Due June 24; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Fayetteville, North Carolina 2126 posts
22nd Jul '12
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" So no, she cannot have water/juice If you feel shes needs more fluid, offer more formula or breastmilk. I'm that a sip of water (less than an ounce) wouldn't be harmful, but def not juice"


Ya, I give her a few sips of water. It gets over 100 degrees here.