When should babies start drinking water?
If your baby is around 6 months old, you can offer small amounts of cooled boiled tap water but you should not replace their breastmilk or formula feeds. Breastmilk or formula should still be their main drink up to 12 months of age. After 12 months, their main drink should be water and cow's milk or breastmilk.
How do I introduce water to my baby?
Introduce your baby to drinking from a cup or beaker from around 6 months and offer sips of water with meals. Using an open cup or a free-flow cup without a valve will help your baby learn to sip and is better for your baby's teeth.
Cool boiled water\n\n Offer your baby cooled boiled water in a cup at mealtimes or at snack times. Continue to boil and cool both tap and bottled water for your baby until they are 12 months old.
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