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    Does anyone know when it's ok to let your infant drink water? Caleb has been grabbing our cups for about 2 weeks now, and I let him try some water tonight. He drank it out of the cup!!!

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    I don't remember how old caleb is, but the general idea is they get plenty of hydration from formula/breastmilk. if they fill up on water though, they will eat less nutritional liquids. you can only fit so much inside a tiny baby tummy.

    I honestly don't know when it is deemed acceptable to give an infant water (according to the AA) but I personally don't plan on giving molly any. She is plenty hydrated and I am more concerned that she gets the nutrients/calories she needs to grow.

    I DO know the AAP says NO well water for infants however.
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    I think as long as it is out of a cup it's ok. I mean now is the time you start cup training anyway. Maybe you could try some juice too. As long as he isn't drinking 8 oz at a time and is still eating properly, it's ok.
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    He's 5 months old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen View Post
    He's 5 months old.
    i started mine at 5 months. They didn't have any issues gaining weight and getting nutrients.
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    5 months old shouldn't be an issue assuming he isn't drinking a lot like cassie said. I mean, now is about when solids are started anyway. BM/F are still supposed to be the mainstay of his diet, but trying little bits of new things shouldn't hurt at all.
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    As long as he eats a good amount too, learning to drink liquids out of a cup isn't going to do any harm.

    I'm definitely with Cassie about trying juice too.
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    He is eating foods VERY well. He Loves Num Num time!

    He also gets about 6 bottles a day. He's definitely not lacking in the growing department. He's over 17 lbs now....my arms ache!!!

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    My mom said she gave us a little water when we were in the 5-6 month range. Sometime's little guy is just thirsty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Britt View Post
    My mom said she gave us a little water when we were in the 5-6 month range. Sometime's little guy is just thirsty!
    He was so cute drinking out of my cup. He'd take a little sip then put his hands out for more!

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