Ask Holly: When Can a Baby Drink Coconut Water?

by Holly on November 13, 2009

Hi Holly! When is coconut water safe to give to your infant? I have a girlfriend who has been giving it to her baby for months now. Is it safe?

Bernadette

North Hollywood, CA

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Holly November 10, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Hi Bernadette! As soon as the baby is eating solid foods it’s ok to give coconut water. Before that the baby is getting all of his or her required liquids from breastmilk (hopefully) or formula.

Jenny November 13, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Hi, I give my 8 months old daughter a water down O.N.E. Coconut Water. SHE LOVES IT!!!!

Abigail September 25, 2011 at 11:57 am

I think its safe and healthier. So don’t be scared. I gave my 7months old baby coconut water and he loved it.

Kat November 9, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Hi, I am giving my son who is 12 months old now water of 1 coconut/day. Is this too much and is it bad for his teeth? Thanks.

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