Becoming a parent can be the most terrifying and simultaneously enthralling experiences you may ever encounter in your life. However, to some of our dismay, there are so many things we forget to consider before baby is born! Now, if you are not a strict water drinker who abides faultlessly to the recommended daily intake, chances are, you’re not going to consider water intake a priority. We’ve traipsed some reliable sites to give you guidelines on how much you should be giving your little bambino per day, and other ways of having them reach their daily recommended amount that will cause a little less grey hair for you
How Much Water Should I Give My Baby: Ages 6 Months and Above
It’s important to note that it’s a rule of thumb to only start giving babies plain water from about 6 months and above. According to BabyCenter.com , babies’ daily water intake requirements before 6 months of age can be met by their intake of breast milk or formula. A baby over the age of 6 months who is learning to use his or her cup may be given a few sips of water, two or three times per day. The recommended maximum is 60ml in a 24 hour period. Anything more than this may affect baby’s comfort levels, and decrease his or her appetite and they will end up eating smaller amounts as they are already “full” from the water.
How Much Water Should I Give My Baby: One Year
Yay! One of the biggest milestones has passed and your baby’s age can now be measured in years – for the first time Now is a great time to start teaching your baby (albeit subtly and by means of encouraging water intake) to choose drinking water over sugary and gassy drinks. Since your baby is likely now on solid foods, the water density of those foods is probably to slow to reach their daily intake requirements. It’s a great way to introduce water into your toddler’s diet by using a “sippy cup”. If you’re fortunate enough to have a baby with no milk allergies,it’s suggested you perhaps offer your baby some milk with his or her solid foods, and water at other times. A rule of thumb is to not exceed 230ml of plain water for your toddler. If your child’s urine is pale yellow, they’re probably getting enough water already.
How Much Water Should I Give My Baby: Two Years
BabyCenter.com suggests the following: A toddler between the ages of 1 and 3 years old needs bout a litre of FLUIDS per day. No, I’m not shouting, I just want to emphasize that the daily intake is of all fluids – NOT water alone! There’s no hard and fast rule of required water intake for this age group, it’s a case of checking how your child reacts to temperature, activity levels and when they become thirsty – handing them water to drink. If your child begins suffering from constipation, dehydration, if they are exposed to extreme heat or are ill – and also if they show signs of wanting more liquids – you can adjust your daily intake accordingly. A handy tip may be to offer your child a half a glass of water every time you fetch yourself one; try do this on the hour, so you can keep tabs on their (and your own) water intake.
How Can I Get My Child To Drink Water?
So, you’ve found yourself in the difficult position where your child simply does not want water. Here’s where “Parenting 101” kicks in. Trick them a little. Add their water with a tiny amount (5-10ml) of low calorie flavouring squash in their favourite superhero or animated character cup. Whatever it takes, right?
Whatever you must do, do it according to YOUR child’s needs.
Disclaimer: This is only a suggested, subjective guideline. Consult your pediatrician for accurate details.