Babies & Water: When to Offer

We started offering water to my daughter in a sippy cup at 6 months old, mainly so that she could learn to use the cup. She didn't get very much at first until she got the hang of the sippy. Around 9 month we would let her have water in between bottles or meals.

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    03/21/14
    Beth
    I think with Mason and Audrey we started offering water around 8-9 months. With Hayden, she's just recently gotten the hang of a straw and so we are giving her water in a straw sippy anytime she eats table food. She mostly plays with it, but she does drink some!
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      03/21/14
      8Theresa Gould
      Yeah, each of ours were different. All depends on the child, how long they nursed etc.
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        03/22/14
        Gosh cannot remember when I introduced water....
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