Adults have to drink water to stay alive, but babies under six months? If they consume water, it can kill them.
With all the baby advice out there, you’d think the dangers of newborns drinking water would be common knowledge. However, there are many people who have no idea that water can be fatal to infants. Today, parents everywhere are trying to spread awareness about when it’s okay for babies to start drinking H2O.
You probably never thought to tell the babysitter not to give your child water. Incredibly, even just a little bit of water can be fatal to a baby under six months old.
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Until six months of age, babies get all the fluids they need from breast milk or formula. Even on the hottest of days, all a baby needs to cool down is a bit of milk.