When can infants drink water?

I've researched a lot and keep getting different answers: when can my infant drink water? And how should I introduce it to her?

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Sydney posted September 3, 2019

Everything I’ve read has said to not give your baby water until they’re at least 6 months old. Even then, you’re supposed to introduce it slowly, which shouldn’t be too hard because your baby probably won’t love the taste of it immediately after only drinking breast milk or formula for so long! 0 Likes

Gabriella posted September 3, 2019

Not until after six months! And don’t rush with things like juice because you don’t want to start your baby on sweet drinks like that so early. 0 Likes

Vibion Pullins posted September 4, 2019

Consult your pediatrician about the appropriate age for water. I completely agree with Gabriella about not introducing your child to juice to soon they have plenty of time for sweet drinks and sweets 1 Like

Maureen posted September 12, 2019

6 months is the recommended starting age to introduce infants to drinking water. Bottled water that is low in fluoride is best and will be labeled as purified, deionized, demineralized, distilled, or prepared by reverse osmosis. If your baby has any health concerns, you many want to ask your baby's healthcare provider for recommendations for specific brands. 1 Like