The tender baby is full of hydration
The tender baby is full of hydration
We often say that 8 glasses of water a day is good for your health.
Does this apply to babies?
Newborn baby’s body has a strong metabolism. If the water supply is not timely, it is easy to cause transient or mild symptoms of body water shortage, so timely water supply is very important!
But when should we start hydrating our baby (WHEN)?
What water (WHAT) should I drink?
How to drink (HOW)?
What to pay attention to (TIPS)?
Let’s solve these four problems one by one!
When does TOP 1 start hydrating?
WHEN In general, babies under six months of age are best to drink only breast milk or formula, because it contains all the nutrients and liquids necessary for the baby’s body.
After six months, with the addition of solid food, parents should start hydrating their baby, limited to 30 each time?
So can babies six months ago drink water?
Mothers can try without interruption, such as after the baby drinks breast milk or formula, or occasionally give the baby a spoonful of boiling water, which will help to clean the baby’s mouth, and second, it can develop in the baby’s taste buds.In the early stage, let him be exposed to the faint boiled water taste, which is very helpful for cultivating your baby’s good drinking habits in the future.
Of course, in hot weather, a small amount of water can also help keep the baby from losing water.
Warning: If your baby is six months old, drinking too much water will affect his ability to absorb the nutrition of breast milk or formula, and even cause the symptoms of “water poisoning”, which may seriously cause coma.
What water does TOP 2 drink?
How to choose the right water for your baby, we have three different types of choice: boiled water, replace mineral water and pure water.
Boiled water-mainly from tap water, is water after chemical purification.
There are some chemical components in tap water, including chlorine and aluminum, these are substances that may cause cancer.
Experts suggest that tap water is best filtered and added after boiling.
Incorporating mineral water-It is expected that mineral water will be processed from the underground water source without any pollution.
This water contains some trace mineral elements and is good for human health.
You can use this water to wash your baby’s milk powder or use it directly.
Purified water-Purified water uses tap water or water from rivers, rivers, lakes as the source of water, and is processed by ion exchange, electrodialysis, reverse osmosis, distillation and other methods.
After treatment, bacteria and other impurities in the water are removed, and potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, strontium, zinc and other essential minerals are also removed, which is not conducive to the nutritional balance of the baby.
Many European countries have stipulated that pure water cannot be used directly as a doping agent.
The China Consumers Association also officially issued a consumption warning that young children and the elderly should not drink pure water for a long time.
Tip: Experts from the American Society of Health Disease Nutrition believe that bottled water is healthier than tap water. Unlike the tap water chemical purification process, alternative mineral water is completely free of chemical pollution, so it is more suitable for babies to drink.
How to drink TOP 3?
HOW babies should pay attention to the method of drinking water. First, they must “drink” and eat more.
Don’t drink because of thirst, because when your baby really drinks, it indicates that the body’s water has lost its balance and the body’s cells start to dehydrate.
In fact, when your baby is very thirsty, you should drink a small amount of water first, and then wait until the physical condition gradually stabilizes.
If the body is short enough to absorb too much water, the blood concentration will drop sharply, which will increase the workload of the heart, and may even cause panic, shortness of breath, and sweating.
In addition, experts also recommend that babies should be encouraged to drink water as soon as possible and quit drinking bottles around one year old instead of habit. This is because most liquids contain sugar. Using a pacifier will delay the formation of new teeth, leading to reduced teethFormation.
TOP 4 Tips 1 Tips, drink juice carefully If you want to give your baby some juice, it is best to keep the following points in mind: ● Fresh fruit juice contains raw sugar, so you need to use a very cold boiling water to replace a bit of fruit juice.
● The absorption of juice for babies under 2 years old should not exceed 100ml per day.
● Babies under 3 years of age cannot drink drinks with artificial sweeteners.
● Do not give your baby puree containing artificial additives, certain sweeteners and pigments.
2. Drinks cannot be used as water ● Your baby’s stomach capacity is very limited. Drinking too many drinks will inevitably affect your baby’s appetite, is not conducive to the absorption of nutrients, and hinder your baby’s growth and development and health.
● The sugar and acid content in the beverage is too high, which will corrode the tooth enamel and cause broken teeth.
Recent survey data show that babies around the age of three have a significantly increased chance of broken teeth.
● Drinking too much beverage will increase gastrointestinal burden, cause digestive disorders, and lead to diseases of the digestive system.
● Pigments and preservatives in some beverages can cause damage to your baby’s brain development.
3, do not drink ice water Drinking ice water in large quantities can easily cause gastric mucosal blood vessel contraction, which not only affects the child’s digestion, but may even cause intestinal obstruction.
4. Do not drink water before meals. Drink water before meals to replace gastric juice, which is not conducive to food digestion and affects appetite.
Babies under 3 years of age cannot fully control urination after deep sleep. If you drink too much water before bedtime, it is easy to wet the bed. Even if you do not wet the bed, it will affect the quality of sleep.
5, baby water shortage warning diapers-no more than six wet diapers within 24 hours, or no wet diapers within 6 hours; urine-always dark yellow; cardia-the softest part of the baby’s head will sinkMouth-lips dry; skin-less and less elastic.