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When can you put a bucket of water in with the kids? My two (so far) are bottle fed and I do give them warm water in the bottle after their milk. They're about 3 wks old. Can I stop the bottle water and just give them a bucket or is this to early?

-- Danielle (Kinders) (, April 22, 2002


I think you can give them water in a bucket. The bucket should be one that they cannot fall or climb into and drown.

-- Rebekah (, April 22, 2002.

Hi Danielle. Maybe it's because my kids are mom nursed, but they find the water bucket on their own usually within ten days. I agree that probably just putting a bucket out there is fine. I wouldn't think they would need the water warmed up by the way, especially at three weeks old.

-- Lynn (, April 22, 2002.

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