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Is Swimming Good For Babies What About The Pool Water
Depends on reason: I find infants/toddlers/kids do well in the water and enjoy the process when used as a a fun activity. Parents need to understand that it must be closely supervised and kids warned never to go near water unless an adult is with them. Swimming "lessons" are a problem when uses as a "safety" measure in children. You can NEVER drown proof a kid,ever, with lessons and I don't suggest them before 4y. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The answer depends on your age and the type of water exercise you're doing: Small children and older people typically prefer pool temperatures to be a little warmer. Swimmers training for competitions may need cooler water, so they won't overheat. In general, pool temperatures between 83 F (28. 3 C) and 88 F (31. 1 C) are usually comfortable for most types of water exercise. Pools that are used for physical therapy typically have warmer water to help relax muscles and make stretching exercises easier. Water exercise is a good choice for people who have arthritis because the buoyancy of the water helps protect joints from weight-bearing impacts. ...Read more
The tap water at my house seems to have a lot of chlorine, does this pose any health risks to drink?
All Depends-Relative: No way to answer remotely. Likely most of what you see in the water, especially sediment once water has evaporated, is caco3, see: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/calcium_carbonate (dissolved limestone), not chlorine, see: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/water_chlorination ; other minerals/solutes. Low dose cl to kill bacteria is typically healthier than not, but h2o analysis required to better know. ...Read more
Not at normal levels: Any pool that stinks too much of chlorine is probably not great for anybody as the gas formed as it escapes the water is a lung irritant. At normal levels it is fine for all swimmers including baby. ...Read more
What are the risk of fluoride in my baby's water for her formula? Do u reccomend a good brand of water for my baby to mix with her formula?
No risk: Fluoride in the baby's water is a great idea but your pediatrician should know the amount of Fluoride in the water in your community and whether or not the baby is using tap water or other source of bottled water which may not have Fluoride so they can advise whether a Fluoride supplement is indicated, . ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What is the best water to use to prepare my 6 mo old baby formula? Tap water, bottled, or tap water that has been boiled?
Depends: If you live in a city with an approved water supply, and are confident about the plumbing in your home to drink it yourself, use tap water. If you have a well, and it passes tests for impurities+good plumbing, it is fine.If your plumbing has sediment or adds a funny taste, city water is not that great, or have untested well water, boil and or use bottled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to blow bubbles OUT of nose under water when swimming in fresh water lake? Concerned about N Floweri. Thank you!
Nargleria: Naegleria fowleri is a rare parasitic disease acquired from fresh water with the risk being highest when the water is warm, in the US there have been 133 cases reported from 1966-2014 according to CDC and 80% have been in children. So, while the risk is there and it is a deadly disease, the probabilities of getting the disease is low ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
WATER dries out skin: Dry, itchy skin is caused by being in the water too long. This washes away the natural oils that coat the outer layer of the skin drying it out. Tiny fissures (cracks) can form, which leads to itchy skin. You should rinse off your skin after pool use and use plenty of moisturizer. ...Read more
Smartwater is vapor distilled. Is this brand of bottled water bad for you, and how is this different from distilled/deionized water?
Myths: Have you really bought into the myth that bottled waters are different than tap water? Water is water. ...Read more
Usually after 6 mos.: The jogging stroller companies usually have an age recommendation in their pamphlets/website. I recommend that babies have good head/neck control before entering the world of the running parent. This stability can occur earlier that 6 months so if the makers of the stroller set an earlier age, see how your baby is doing at that limit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it OK to swim in hot springs and chlorine pools 2 weeks after having my ear lobe pierced? I read 6 weeks is optimum but Id like to return to train as soon as possible. Any particular care? Any advice is welcome. Thank you!!!
Ear pierce: I would discuss with your piercer. Who knows the water in your area I hope. ...Read more
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