When Is Your Baby Ready To... (Food)
Try a piece of sushi? Drink water? Read on.
Your baby gets enough water from breast milk or formula. Water fills him up so he drinks less of the formula or breastmilk he needs. Explain this to your mom when she insists that the baby must be thirsty. If it's a scorcher of a day, you can always give him extra breast milk or formula. When your baby is ready for solids, between 4 and 6 months, you can let him drink a little water, but limit it to 4 ounces a day. Don't force it. When he's ill, he may need extra water; consult your pediatrician in that case.