Water and other drinks

Water and other drinks

  • After milk, water is the next best drink for your baby.
  • Your young baby doesn't need extra water -if the weather is hot, offer an extra feed.
  • Once your baby starts solid food, you can offer her a cup of water so she can begin to lean to drink from a cup.
  • Don't offer your baby fruit juice - under 6 months, she may find it difficult to digest. If you do introduce her to juice, you may find that she rejects water and milk in preference to the sweetened stuff.
  • Try to offer freshly cut fruit and a drink of water instead of juice.
  • If you want to give her juice, dilute it with water as most juices are unnecessarily sweet.
  • Don't let her have more than 1-2 little cups of juice a day. Milk and water should be her main drinks.


This article was written by Ella Walsh for Kidspot. Sources include SA Government's Parenting and Child Health.

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