thread: Cooled Boiled Water for a Baby

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    BellyBelly Member

    Apr 2010

    Cooled Boiled Water for a Baby

    Just wondering if it is alright to give a 3 month old cooled boiled water? I can't remember if I did with my first baby but it is quite hot in our house at the moment and I'm a bit concerned our little man may get a bit dehydrated.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2008

    are you BFing or FFing? if you're BFing i would just offer BF more often & your LO will let you know what he needs. not sure about FF though, sorry!

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2009
    Scottish expat living in Geelong

    Are you breastfeeding? If so then make sure you are drinking lots of fluids and just offer the breast a bit more often. Your baby won't need anything else.

    If you are FF then a small amount of cooled boiled water should be ok just to give your baby a bit more fluid.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Apr 2010

    Thank you!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2008
    In a Nice Safe Space

    I think with FF they advise no more than 30mLs, which in my experience is alot for a 3 month old to drink in one go. If babies at this age have too much water it can be harmful because their kidneys can't process it properly. Hope it cools down for you soon, I never enjoy the warm days.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Apr 2010

    Yeah I won't give him much, just enough to keep his mouth from getting a bit dry! He is drinking quite a lot, he is a big boy and sometimes polishes off 240ml! Can't believe how much he eats LOL
    Hopefully I won't have to worry about it after tomorrow, we are in a new house and have no blinds on all the back windows (just sheets on the front ones) and tomorrow we finally get our blinds installed! Should keep the house a bit cooler thank goodness!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2007
    Middle Victoria

    you can give them a wet face washer to suck which can cool them down.