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    Default When can I give bubs water?

    My daughters 3 1/2 weeks old, when can u start giving water and ribena to drink? In between her formula in the day? Thanks

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    There shouldn't be any need for it until after 6 months (or maybe slightly earlier for water if you introduce solids before 6 months). I'm not sure about Ribena, it's just fruit juice right? Not sure that I would give it until they're a toddler at least

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    She wont need water for a few months but really that's personal choice when you would want to start. Ribena...why would you need to?

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    I asked my GP about water last week and he said there's no harm from 3 months (it's even good if you have a bub with thrush) but otherwise 6 months or when starting solids.

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    No im just inquiring new mum here and dont no how things roll along... any advice on a sleep routine? As I go back to work soon and would like to start implementing this....
    So solids can start at around 6 months? I didnt no that... thanks

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    Please don't give your baby Ribena. Ribena has been linked to horrible dental problems with small children due to it's sugar content.

    Water is fine, but not just yet. Milk is all your bub needs at such a young age

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    Hey just wanted to add check your Ribena bottle i'm pretty sure it says not to give to children under 2 years of age.

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    Did you mean 3.5 months? Or is 3.5 weeks correct?

    Bub only needs breastmilk or formula until around 5/6 months.

    My DD is 2yrs old and I still wouldn't give her any fruit juice, except maybe on a very rare occasion she may have a couple of sips of something.

    It sounds like you need to see your local child health nurse for some advice on feeding/sleeping and guidance on what bub needs at certain stages of development. There's no shame in not knowing, babies don't come with manuals!

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    I was also going to suggest a visit to the child health nurse. I did 3 classes at the community health centre with my mothers group when DS was little then some follow up sessions at I think 6,9 and 12 months. Babies don't come with manuals but this is a great place to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    Did you mean 3.5 months? Or is 3.5 weeks correct?

    Bub only needs breastmilk or formula until around 5/6 months.

    My DD is 2yrs old and I still wouldn't give her any fruit juice, except maybe on a very rare occasion she may have a couple of sips of something.

    It sounds like you need to see your local child health nurse for some advice on feeding/sleeping and guidance on what bub needs at certain stages of development. There's no shame in not knowing, babies don't come with manuals!
    3.5 weeks

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