The reply is that, similar to all human beings, babies do need to take in water in order to live. But they don't really need to swallow water-in fact, pediatricians give advice against giving your baby plain or distilled water awaiting him or she is six months old. Babies get their water needs met by consumption breast milk or formula, both of which are typically water. The cause your doctor will tell you not to nourish your baby plain water is that it's easy to plug up an infant's stomach; a few little ounces will do the job. Babies should be filling up on sustenance—getting the nutrients they require from every feeding. On one occasion your baby has been teething, he or she will need fluoride to hold theNew teeth, so giving drinking water is a superior way to get together that need. But until then, let your baby acquire water in his or her common feedings of mother's milk or formula.