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Offering formula fed baby water in this heat?

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Timetogrowup2016 Tue 19-Jul-16 11:01:56

She is 5 months. Is it necessary to offer cool boiled water in this heat? Very hot here today or is her formula enough. She's alert and plenty of wet nappies and is drinking a lot of milk.

Mycraneisfixed Tue 19-Jul-16 11:32:35

Trust your own instincts. Mums I know always offer water too especially in summer.

FuzzyOwl Tue 19-Jul-16 11:33:27

Yes, I would offer water.

HopeArden Tue 19-Jul-16 11:36:01

I gave my dc water alongside milk. I did it when bf and ff. I know bm is supposed to be a drink as well as food but I figured it's nice to have a change.

Timetogrowup2016 Tue 19-Jul-16 11:37:01

Ok.
How much water would you offer though?
As I heard too much is bad for babies?
First time clueless mum here...

Phillipa12 Tue 19-Jul-16 11:46:48

Little and often, she will spit it out if she dosent want it.

Onionringo Tue 19-Jul-16 11:53:45

I did on hot days when my first was about five months. Just a few sips every now and then.

Foxsox Tue 19-Jul-16 12:01:24

Go with you gut
I would offer it and allow baby to take what she wants.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 19-Jul-16 12:04:17

She'll take what she wants.

TheViewFromTheSheepSeats Tue 19-Jul-16 12:10:51

I offer cold weak chamomile tea (just a tea bag left to sit in some cold boiled water for a while before offering) I find this hydrates and helps with teething pain and general heat induced grumpiness!

shartsi Tue 19-Jul-16 12:40:38

Of course you can give water after all you use water to mix the formula milk.

GrassW1dow Tue 19-Jul-16 13:49:28

I wouldn't bother boiling it first either. I didn't when i offered water at around 5 months. Most people have stopped sterilising bottles by 5 months I reckon.

Timetogrowup2016 Tue 19-Jul-16 16:43:50

Thanks,
She won't take any but is taking her milk.
I think the advice is to sterilise until a year and you don't bred to boil water after six months (hv told me)

glueandstick Tue 19-Jul-16 22:53:12

Try watered down formula. It won't harm for a few days. I'm making up the formula with a couple of fewer scoops as it seems to sit on the stomach a little easier in the heat, otherwise I can't get proper amounts of milk into her.

And I've stopped sterilising as it turns out I was doing it wrong anyhow. Hot soapy water is good enough.

GrassW1dow Wed 20-Jul-16 19:31:27

in France, I don't think many people sterilise bottles full stop....

HelloCanYouHearMe Wed 20-Jul-16 21:39:27

My HV laughed at me when i asked whether i could stop sterilising at 11 months.

She told me there is not much point after 6months - as soon as they are crawling about and putting toys in their mouth there isnt much point.

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