What water bottle to her?

Publié par happy-diet mardi 4 mai 2010

What water bottle to her?

Mineral water, spring, tap ... What water is most recommended for baby's health? Item no longer practical to swim between two waters when choosing the H20 it needs.

Water biberonTant it will be exclusively breastfed, your baby does not need water. At the beginning of each feeding, breast milk actually contains more water, which quenches thirst. After a few minutes, the milk becomes richer in fat and protein. In contrast, when a baby is bottle fed, he may need a drink. This demand more when it's hot, he has diarrhea or has a fever. But at the baby, the risk of dehydration is more important, first because of the large proportion of water in her body (75% up to 3 months) and secondly because the immaturity of their kidneys to increase its loss water. It is therefore very important to ensure good hydration.

What water choose baby?

In bottles, choose a low mineral water such as Evian, Saint-Alban, Aquarel, Volvic, Vittel or Valvert and marked "suitable for infant feeding. Water is defined as "slightly mineralized" water whose label carries a dry residue content of less than 500 mg / l. These waters are virtually free of nitrate compounds in tap water at rates vary widely between regions and cities. Nitrates are particularly harmful to the fragile body of your baby.

Before the age of 6 months, your baby's digestive system supports the transformation of nitrate to nitrite. They are poisons that block hemoglobin transport phenomena of oxygen in the red blood cells. That's why pediatricians recommend using water containing less than 15 mg of nitrate per liter.

From the age of six months, when your child is passed to a varied diet, tap water (as long as its nitrate content is low) is perfect for drinking and food preparation. From this age, rates of nitrate between 50 and 100 mg / liter may be temporarily tolerated. Thus, if the tap water may be suitable for baby, she may have more risk of lead poisoning or nitrates.
Put water on the fire

Before six months of your baby and the precautionary principle, it is better to boil tap water and limiting its use for achieving the milk bottles. If you travel abroad or water is not necessarily safe, this will prove an effective solution to remove contaminants. Pour water into a saucepan. When it comes to a rolling boil, count 1 minute. To cool quickly, dip the pan in cold water. Do not use tea, which promotes calcium deposits. Also, some electric kettles stop automatically after a few seconds of boiling, which is insufficient. Boiled water will keep 2-3 days refrigerated in a tightly closed container and sterilized, or 24 hours at room temperature.
Provided it is not sweet

In any case, never use baby (before 6 months) the tap water with a softener or filter. If a water softener reduces the problems of scale, however, it has no effect on nitrates, pesticides, or bacteria. In addition, water softeners eliminate some of the calcium and magnesium, essential for the body and baby significantly increase the amount of sodium in the water. This can be dangerous for infants whose kidneys are not powerful enough to eliminate a too large amount of salt. Furthermore, water becomes too soft corrosive. It can then attack the pipeline and take on some metal compound (Lead. ..) are particularly dangerous for the health of your little one and yours. As for the use of carbon filters known to improve the taste of water holding the chlorine, they are sometimes impregnated with silver metal, known for its antibacterial properties.
Recalls Baby

* Use water with a label bearing the words "for the preparation of infant food" (like Evian, Volvic, Thonon);
* Store it away from heat and light;
* Do not store an opened bottle more than 24 hours;
* Prefer small bottles bottles for your baby to eat them faster;
* Prohibition of drinking "the bottle" in the water baby. Book it to his personal use;
* Avoid water rich in fluorine (as Cristaline) if your baby receives daily from Fluor (Zymaduo, Zymafluor, Fluorex);
* If baby is constipated, use for one to three days of mineral water rich in minerals (such Hepar) that accelerate transit.

Finally, do not forget that your baby can not regulate his own consumption of water: it can not expect to drink when thirsty! It is therefore important to keep an eye on hydration.

Christel Patez, February 15, 2009

Source: AFSSA: French agency for food safety. Opinion on the setting of quality standards for natural mineral waters and spring waters bottled for use with no health risk to infants and young children. December 2003.

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