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Water for Babies
First foremost, whether making formula or giving your baby water, always use fresh, filtered water to ensure your baby’s health. Tap water can contain harmful chemicals, chlorine, giardia cysts, drugs, and other contaminants which are dangerous for anyone and especially babies. Jump to: Water filters to ensure drinking water for babies is safe. Now, let’s consider water for babies: can you give a baby water?
Formula may contain a higher concentration of salts and nutrients than breast milk. More water is often essential for the kidneys to excrete that additional salt. Formula fed babies lose more water because they are still struggling with metabolic efficiency. Although breast milk is about 88% water, formula is not. Some pediatricians urge that formula fed infants be given sips of water from six months of age or when solid foods are launched. It’s not absolutely necessary to give your baby water though. In fact, it may even be dangerous. ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR PEDIATRICIAN FIRST.
How much water for babies? (If you decide to give your baby water)
If you do choose to give your child water, it is recommended to limit infants water ingestion to 2-4 ounces of water per day. You do not want the water to move or displace the ingestion of breast milk and or formula. Provide a water in a sippy cup. A sippy cup also reduces nipple confusion for a breastfed infant. Add several ice cubes to give the cup a design and be more fascinating. As always, please use extreme care when offering water babies.
Toddlers who drink an excessive amount of water can suffer water intoxication. For kids under 12 months – and particularly throughout the first 9 months of infant’s life – drinking an excessive amount of water may be dangerous. Breast milk or formula provides all infants healthful fluid needed for infants to live. If a mother feels her child needs to get water, it really should be limited to two or three ounces at a time and may be suggested that after the infant has satisfied his hunger with breastfeeding or formula.
Best water filters to ensure that water for babies is safe
This under sink reverse osmosis system uses water on water technology resulting in 500% less water waste. Plus, it takes up about a third less space compared to conventional reverse osmosis systems. Give your family the purest water possible.
Stage 1: 0.2 submicron nanofiber cartridge removes bacteria, cryptosporidium, giardia, parasites, endotoxins, sediment, cloudiness, DNA, iron, manganese, and more.
Stage 2: 5 micron coconut shell carbon cartridge removes chlorine, taste, odor, chlorine, chloramine, trihalomethanes (THMs), methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs). This cartridge also has scale inhibitor for hard water.
0.02 submicron membrane reduces dissolved solids, bacteria, cysts, viruses, silt, colloids, silica, clay, iron, and sand. High performance 0.50 submicron carbon filters that reduce volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), chlorine, chloramines, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, lead, trihalomethanes (THMs), methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), and more.