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    Default When and how to introduce water?

    DD is 7.5mo. I have given her a little cooled boiled water in a sippy cup twice now and she'll gladly have a little taste out of it, but as soon as she realises it's not her normal milk she screws up her nose, turns away and gives me an offended look!

    How did you introduce water? When did you do it? Did bub take to it?

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    Hi, I have just started this with my 7 month old, have only tried twice, first time was no go, second time she didn't mind it and I gave it to her halfway between her afternoon solids and next feed, just a few sips and she took to it really well. I remember with DD1, I tried and tried, and it was about 10-12 moths before she would take water... I think it's just one of those things you have to keep working on, gradually and a little more each day. Good luck...

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    I can't remember exactly but I do remember offering my ds an ice cube in one of those netting sucky things (I think they are for foods more so) with a handle and he would suck on that for ages. I also used to 'normalise' the water bottle by having him see me drink water and offering it to him every time I took a sip. Now he drinks plenty (and so he should, he's 4.5).

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    Quote Originally Posted by babylove81 View Post
    Hi, I have just started this with my 7 month old, have only tried twice, first time was no go, second time she didn't mind it and I gave it to her halfway between her afternoon solids and next feed, just a few sips and she took to it really well. I remember with DD1, I tried and tried, and it was about 10-12 moths before she would take water... I think it's just one of those things you have to keep working on, gradually and a little more each day. Good luck...
    Are you offering a cup or bottle?

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    DS was 6 months and I used to offer it at every meal in a bright sippy straw cup with handles, he loved it mainly I think because he could pick it up and he thought it was a novelty! Also as we only drink water at home ( or sometimes mineral water) and we did BLW we offered him our food all the time so he just naturally wanted to drink what we were

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    Sippy cup... With a spout, Tommee Tippee brand, and spout is a bit like her bottle teats, but more 'spouty' I guess. Hope that makes sense. I can take picture if you like, LOL. We had a very busy day today and didn't offer her any, but will try again tomorrow.

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    We started offering DD some cooled, boiled water from around 5months in a sippy cup with solids. Occasionally in a proper cup too. Most of it went down her front though, but now we use a non-spill cup with a spout which works better. At the start I think it was more the fun of having a cup with handles that she could hold. Still is actually.

    DD wasn't amused with the taste at first, but now (at just over 6months) she will happily have a few mouthfuls. I get told off loudly with very direct "Aaaas" if I don't offer her something when I have a drink lol!

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    From the time we started solids, so about 5.5mths. I offer a sippy cup of water with every solid meal. I have found the soft silicone teat ones the best for younger bubs (Like those cheap Nuby type ones), my LO finds handles more manageable. He's 8mths now and drinks about a full cup (?200mls) over the course of the day (but it has been quite hot). I also have it sitting on the kitchen bench and when he sees it he makes a funny little sucking mouth aski8ng for a drink without words!

    I also did BLW and offered lots of practice sips from my glass which help a lot I think.


 

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