I've asked this question countless times as I was advised by the elders to feed bub water when he was only a month old as he was getting hiccups very regularly. The standard answer I got from midwives and nurses from the baby clinic is once you start the baby on solids, you can give a few teaspoons after they eat. Hope this helps.
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6 months for water. Ribena, I personally wouldn't.
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01-01-2014 10:07 #13
I'm not planning to start giving water till she starts on solids
01-01-2014 10:25 #14
In really hot weather, lukewarm boiled water is fine from birth. The middies gave it to my son and daughter born in december and november during their first nights in hospital while I slept so it won't harm them from any age.
If you're you're bf, you're better just to feed but if you're ff, you can give boiled water in between regular feed times on really hot days if they're unsettled or thirsty, especially in the afternoon.
When you go back to work, if you're expressing, your carer might find water a substitute if they run out - my bf kids preferred it to formula sometimes.
A teaspoon of cooled boiled water is good for bringing up wind, as someone else mentioned.
Ribena is no different to cordial. Diluted unsweetened fruit juice can help with constipation in ff babies, though. I had to resort to it with my ff bubs at times.
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