How much water is okay?
DS2 (9.5 months old) has discovered water. He loves water. He will steal my straw cup and slurp and slurp away at it if I let him. It's to the point that he will occasionally refuse the breast if he sees my water cup nearby. I even bought him his own straw sippy, and he goes berserk when he sees it!
I went through this with DS1, but that was 2.5 years ago, and I don't remember how I handled it.
So... how much water can he have? I read that for 6 month old babies, a couple ounces a day is fine, but is more okay an almost-10 month old? He loves solids; he will sample anything and everything, including hot sauce -- man I wish I had a video of his reaction! Is it okay to give him a couple ounces of water with his "meals"? Or should I focus on pumping a few ounces a day to give him in a sippy?
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