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    Default How much water can I give?

    Dd is 8 months, bf on demand and also gets one bottle of formula a day. We are doing baby led weaning and she is eating 3 meals a day.

    Today I offered her a sippy cup of water (it's a hot day here!) and she drank the whole thing!

    Is there such a thing as too much water for an 8 month old? I have heard about water intoxication but I have no clue as to how much water is too much.

    The water didn't stop her from bf again half an hour later, so I guess being hot she needed it.

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    I'm not sure what is too much but we did BLW and from the start I always put a sippy cup of water on his tray with his meals and snacks and he will drink if he is thirsty and I just make sure to offer it more on a hot day, as long as at 8 months she is still getting the required bf or formula ( which she is!) I'm sure you will be fine, it's great getting them used to water

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    if there is a problem .. then my son has a big one! He guzzles water, like it's going out of fashion! the colder, the better

    We went through a faze ... when he was about 6 months old, I think, when it was water he wanted, not milk ...got upset until he was offered water ... then proceeded to his milk, AFTER his water.

    I say, go for it! so many kids don't drink water - or are offered (and then will only drink) juice. I count myself lucky my son loves his h2o

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    Yes, I figured I should count myself lucky that she liked the water so much.

    Someone mentioned to me that too much water can make bub sick, but I sort of figure that if she is choosing to drink it herself (I'm not forcing it down her throat!) then she will just drink what she needs right?

    *sigh* seems like such a silly thing to be worried about but I just had to ask. It was just a bit of a surprise because until today she couldn't use the cup and then all of a sudden she downed about 300ml in 10 minutes.

    First I felt bad for giving her so much, now I feel bad in case I'm not giving her enough

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    hahaha yep, as long as you aren't forcing it down her throat! I offer to my son, every meal and every snack. There is also a sippy cup, on the floor, available to him all the the time when he's playing ... he'll play for a bit and then beeline for the sippy cup and guzzle like he's a desperate man who's been in the desert! It's quite funny

    As Elijah's mum said, as long as milk intake is still up where it should be, give or take depending on the heat of the day, you are doing just fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsma10 View Post
    hahaha yep, as long as you aren't forcing it down her throat! I offer to my son, every meal and every snack. There is also a sippy cup, on the floor, available to him all the the time when he's playing ... he'll play for a bit and then beeline for the sippy cup and guzzle like he's a desperate man who's been in the desert! It's quite funny
    lol

    Dd didn't even bother picking the cup up, it's one of those cups with the straw. She just left it on the floor and crouched over it on her hands and knees like an animal at a watering hole

    Now I feel like a bad mum for not offering her water all the time! Thanks ladies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mettie View Post
    like an animal at a watering hole
    i now have to clean my monitor from the drink I just spat over it! hahahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mettie View Post
    lol

    Dd didn't even bother picking the cup up, it's one of those cups with the straw. She just left it on the floor and crouched over it on her hands and knees like an animal at a watering hole
    my DD does this all the time. She's 18 months though. Lol


 

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