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    Default When did you introduce water?

    I did when he showed interest (around 9 months). I'd let him drink a little from my cup. Around 10 months, I started giving him water at meal times because he'd stare at me like "Why aren't you sharing?" while i was drinking water Now that he is 11 months, i offer every now and then, in addition to meal time, because it's super hot and humid outside. What about you?

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    Default Re: When did you introduce water?

    When we started solids - offered a cup with water with meals.
    Didn't do much water besides at meals probably until after LO were 1 yo. After 12 mo I was more likely to offer water at other times, especially if I didn't want to bf at that moment.
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    Default Re: When did you introduce water?

    same as Lynn - i think I started giving her access to a cup of water whenever she wanted soon after one.
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    Default Re: When did you introduce water?

    When they could open the fridge, and pour the water into a cup. they all drank there fair share of bath water before then.
    I just re-read what I wrote and it sounds a lot awfuller than I meant it to be.
    I did not make a conscious effort to ever give my kids food or drink until they were way past baby-age, and fairly self motivated.
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    Default Re: When did you introduce water?

    i only give water if i absolutly have to, like this one time i walked to walmart to go grocery shopping, and luna was starting to fuss on the way home, well its not like i oculd wip my boob out in the middle of the street lugigng things like milk and frozen pizza (i dont have a car or license) so i took my gaterade, and pourd a small bit in the lid and gave it to her that way... i would also share soetmies small amountd of juice im drinking, but never a lot all the time. ive shown her theres other things to drink than mum mums, but not all the time./
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    Default Re: When did you introduce water?

    Around 7 months I'd give her a sippy with ice cubes in it and she'd sip the melted water and play with the cup like a rattle.
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    Default Re: When did you introduce water?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*norasmommy View Post
    Around 7 months I'd give her a sippy with ice cubes in it and she'd sip the melted water and play with the cup like a rattle.
    I like that idea!
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    Default Re: When did you introduce water?

    Our LO is so funny, she hates her sippy cup...but reaches for the glass and although messy, she loves to sip water...what a sight it is, I've never seen anyone so excited about water and a glass!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*bubs.mum View Post
    Our LO is so funny, she hates her sippy cup...but reaches for the glass and although messy, she loves to sip water...what a sight it is, I've never seen anyone so excited about water and a glass!!
    My DD is the same way! Can't stand the sippy but always wants to drink water from my cup!! So funny to see a 9 month old mooching my water :-)
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