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Doctor insights on: Kids Crafts With Water Bottles

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Bottled water safety; are the plastic bottles safe for kids to drink from?

Bottled water safety; are the plastic bottles safe for kids to drink from?

Safe? yes needed? no: Plastic bottles from deer park or aquafina are fine for single use. However, there is nothing inherently safer about bottled water that you can't get from your tap. Especially if you have a refrigerator filter or a faucet filter like brita. It's much more economical for you and the environment to have a special stainless steel thermos they can use, or bpa free plastic one. ...Read more

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What is the safest reusable water bottle for children? Plastic? Steel? Etc.?

Metal: Plastic bottles have raised issues with possible chemicals that could leach out of plastics and into the water. Washing plastic bottles may not be a good idea as the heat of washing may also cause leaching of chemicals. ...Read more

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I have always given my 3 & 2 years old kids nestle bottled water . Do plastic chemicals get into such water? Is it safe?

I have always given my 3 & 2 years old kids nestle bottled water . Do plastic chemicals get into such water? Is it safe?

Yes: It is safe to drink the water. Everything in life involves risks versus benefits. Even if they could measure femtogram amounts of plastic in the water then the question becomes how much of it would be absorbed by your children. I don't know about the water supply where you actually live but keep checking on it. ...Read more

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Can bottled water increase tooth decay in kids?

Can bottled water increase tooth decay in kids?

No: The only reason bottled water would cause decay is if it is flavored with sugars , acids or carbonated. Plain bottled water should have no adverse effect. ...Read more

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Are bottled water bottles hazardous?

Are bottled water bottles hazardous?

No: Bottled water is generally safe, but excessive usage may be harmful for our environment. Buy a reusable bottle! ...Read more

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Is the pH in bottled water imporant?

Is the pH in bottled water imporant?

No guidline on PH: According to the who, there is no health based guidline for ph in drinking water. The who measures the corrosivity of water by measuring its ph. The lower the ph, the more corrosive it is. The ph of pure water is 7. Although the who claims that ph usually has no impact on people who drink it, its important in determining the health of the distribution system. ...Read more

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Should I mix formula with bottled water?

Should I mix formula with bottled water?

Depends: Most urban and suburban America has monitored high quality water supplies. They monitor for purity and add needed fluoride that may or may no be present in some bottles supplies. If you have any concerns about your own plumbing, bottled water may be a better choice.I would look into where it is sourced and what it contains .It may not be as well monitored as your city supply. ...Read more

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How many bottles of water do you need a day?

How many bottles of water do you need a day?

What size?: You can comfortably drink 6 to 10 glass of water a day, depending on your needs and activity. It's a good habit to drink minimum 6 glasses of water a day. ...Read more

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How long can you safely reuse water bottles?

How long can you safely reuse water bottles?

Depends: If they are glass bottles and cleaned thoroughly between uses, they can be used forever. Plastic bottles may break down and release plastic into the water especially if they are left in the sun. ...Read more