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Water for 5 month old

My daughter will be 5 months on the 6th of November and she has become really interested in my water bottles. She likes to play with them and when it has condensation on the outside she likes to suck the water off. Would it be ok to give her water just to satisfy her curiosity?

  • Lulu
    Oct 28, 2018

    It's really not a good idea until 6 months

  • Paige
    Oct 28, 2018

    I’d ask pediatrician but it’s usually not recommended for babies to drink water plain until 1 year old.

  • Amanda
    Oct 28, 2018

    When I took my baby in for her 4 month appt I had asked about water because my daughter was interested in my mom water bottle and would scream if she saw it and wasn’t able to have it and the dr told me it was ok to give her 1oz daily.

  • Kendall
    Oct 28, 2018

    My doctor told us to start some water with solids! If you’ve introduced some food tasting then a sip of water won’t hurt her! She won’t drink much anyways

  • Tiffany
    Oct 28, 2018

    My daughter likes water bottles to play with. She sees the water move and the bottle makes a crinkle sound. Perhaps your daughter isn’t really interested in drinking rather than exploring? I don’t think she know she can drink the water if she’s never had it so I would stay away.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 28, 2018

    I gave my daughter a baby spoon of water when she was really curious. Water is not recommended for babies because of the risk of water poisoning, and also they can get full of water instead of milk, but a little bit of water doesn’t hurt. Specially if you have already started solids.

  • Jess
    Oct 28, 2018

    My son’s pediatrician said it was fine to offer it with meals after the 6 month mark.

  • Brittany
    Nov 14, 2018

    Yes water sips are fine she might choke a bit at first only because water is much thinner than milk lol