What liquids can babies drink?

Suggested Daily Water & Milk Intake for Infants & Young Children​ ​ ​
6-12 months 12-24 months
Water 4-8 oz/day 0.5-1 cup/day 8-32 oz/day 1-4 cups/day
Milk* None 16-24 oz/day 2-3 cups/day

Can babies drink anything other than milk?

Once your baby is 1 year old, feeding from a bottle should be discouraged. When using a bottle or trainer cup, don’t put anything in it other than breast milk, formula milk or water and do not add anything else (including sugar, cereals, baby rice or chocolate powder) to the feed.

What liquids can a newborn drink?

Breast milk is the best drink for babies.

Alternatively, infant formula milk (and water) can be given. These are the only drinks that should be offered before 6 months.

What can I give my baby instead of juice?

Provided you’re sticking with the recommended serving amount of fewer than 4 ounces per day, your tot can enjoy some 100 percent fruit juice. You can also add a splash to sweeten up plain yogurt, oatmeal, homemade smoothies or homemade popsicles in place of sweeteners like sugar or honey.

What liquids can I give my 1 year old?

From ages 1-3, your toddler only really needs two things: Water & Milk. Water is a great go-to drink throughout the day (1-4 cups of water per day). Milk is great for mealtime. Starting at age 1, plain whole milk is recommended (2-3 cups of milk per day).

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What juice is best for babies?

Types of juice you can give to your child

  • 100 percent pure fruit juice.
  • 100 percent pasteurized.
  • mild flavors; apple or pear are good ones to start with.
  • no sugar added.

What age can I give my baby water?

If your baby is under 6 months old, they only need to drink breastmilk or infant formula. From 6 months of age, you can give your baby small amounts of water, if needed, in addition to their breastmilk or formula feeds.

Can I give my 3 month old apple juice?

The sugars in these fruit juices aren’t digested very well, so they draw fluid into the intestines and help loosen stool. As a rule of thumb, you can give 1 ounce a day for every month of life up to about 4 months (a 3-month-old baby would get 3 ounces).

When can I give my baby apple juice?

It’s best to wait until after a baby is 6 months old before offering juice. But even then, pediatricians don’t recommend giving babies juice often. That’s because it adds extra calories without the balanced nutrition in formula and breast milk.

How much apple juice do you give a constipated baby?

A small amount of pure apple juice can help soften stool. After a baby reaches 2–4 months of age, they can have a small amount of fruit juice, such as 100-percent prune or apple juice. This juice may help treat constipation. Experts may recommend starting with about 2–4 ounces of fruit juice.