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How Much Water Can I Give My Baby?

Help, how much water can i give my baby? Useful answers to this question can be found below.
Once your baby is eating solids you can offer him water in a sippy cup 30 to 50 mls at a time increasing the quantity as he becomes more competent at drinking. It is not recommended by Health Professionals to give your baby water unless you are advised to do so until he is eating solid food.
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  1. Natasha says:

    According to the NHS website – If your baby is only breastfed, they don’t need any water until they’ve started eating solid foods. Formula-fed babies may need some extra water in between their usual formula feeds in hot weather.If your baby’s under six months old and you’re giving them water as a drink, remember to boil fresh tap water and allow it to cool before you give it to your baby. Water for babies over six months doesn’t need to be boiled. Bottled water from a shop isn’t recommended as a drink for your baby as it may contain too much salt (sodium) or sulphate. If you do have to use bottled water to make up a feed, check the label to make sure the sodium (also written as Na) level is less than 200 milligrams (mg) per litre. The sulphate (also written as SO or SO4) content shouldn’t be higher than 250mg per litre.
    Like tap water, bottled water isn’t sterile, so you will need to boil it before you use it to prepare a feed –

    When I used bottled water, before giving it to my son I would check the back of the bottle to see if it was suitable for babies. Water bottles with a baby on the label or if it says suitable for a baby should be ok. For example, evian is one bottled water that has this baby mark on it.

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