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Why Do Kids Carry Bottles Instead Of Using Drinking Fountains
Bottles for kids: It is an interesting social development. The bottles are more convenient; it is often hard to find a water fountain. Bottles are very frequently lost/left behind. Those parents who provide these for kids are mostly buying new ones every week. If they're filled w water, they're fine, even a good idea. If they are filled with any beverage that contains sugar, they are a terrible idea. ...Read more
Heard you should order sugarfree soda on airplanes (less sticky if kids spill). Are sugar replacements ok for kids?
Yes but: Most bottled water is really tap water put in bottles. There are many studies showing the composition of the contents of these bottles and you will be paying a lot for what you can get from your faucet at home. Check 'consumer reports' on google for data on this. Bottled water is convenient but does not usually have the health benefits advertised. A few think their are toxins in the plastics. ...Read more
Is it okay/healthy to continue giving distilled water to my 8 month with her feedings? We use arrowhead mountin spring water and they offer distilled water as well. Do babies meed flouride in their water?
Yes & yes: A water supplement is certainly ok for kids of any age. Distilled preparations do not have Fluoride & many bottled waters do not either.Fluoride would help baby form stronger enamel while they are building their teeth so it would be reasonable to make sure baby attained it in some form.Check with your doc about supplements if needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do doctors believe that drinking bottled water from plastic bottles is ok? Or should I try to get water in glass bottles? Thx for any guidance.
Best avoid plastic: I can't speak for other docs but i prefer to avoid plastic bottles. I believe fluoridated water is unhealthy. If your community water is not fluoridated then get a water filter & drink filtered tap water- you can put it in glass or steel bottles to drink when away from home. If your water if fluoridated a filter won't help. In that case, drink reverse osmosis or spring water from glass bottles. ...Read more
Rarely Need to Start: True sterilization is usually not done with the attendent need to wear protective gear, gloves, etc.In the old days and in 3rd world areas, this is still beneficial, but in our world, probably not needed. The only exception I am aware of, is the use of well or bottled water where boiing the water should take of any bacterial contamination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats the deal with flouride? Why do water bottles made "safe" for young children now say "with natural flouride?" arent we supposed to keep them flouride "free?"
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
As cashiers in store touch items to ring up, such as drinking glasses i just bought, I worry of germs. Is washing with dish soap enough before using?
New sitter insists on buying fluoridated water for my 3mo old son.Opinions? I thought that ingesting too much fluoride increases chances of fluorosis?
Not to worry: Most communities in the US fluoridate the water supply, If fluoridated she is wasting her money. If not, you may still have naturally normal levels of fluoride in your home water source. Ask your water department. The CDC regards water fluoridation as one of 10 major public health advances of the 20th C, I presume your 3 mo old is not drinking much wtater after formula, so not to worry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I live in hostels so i don't get proper milk in hostel mess so I use tetra pak milk by amul and i make banana shake. Are there any harms of using it?
No: If you use those from reputable sources and buy undamaged packages, i would not have concerns. ...Read more
I'm trying to lose weight by drinking water. Do plastic water bottles and sports bottles have bpa in them? What can I drink out of to lose weight?
Buying water that says steam distilled w/added flouride to make my 23 day old formula. Just wondering if its safe for him to drink?
Yes, it is safe: Small amounts of Fluoride are both safe and help protect the erupted teeth from tooth decay. Like vitamin c, iron, oxygen, and other things to much is not good. To much Fluoride over an extended time can cause dental fluorosis of permanent teeth and in extreme cases skeletal fluorosis. This will not happen from drinking water that is optimally fluoridated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it too early to start using anti-aging products? I'm 25. I always use SPF in my make up, drink a lot of water. I don't smoke, don't drink alcohol.
Hello, I drank about 6-8 16oz water bottles throughout the day today. Is there any risk of water intoxic?
I really hate drinking water. I only drink 2 bottles of dasani or ozarka and quit. In order for me to get more in, is it okay to add crystal light etc?
Yes: Many people do not like drinking plain water and prefer something with flavor. Flavored waters are in general a good way to take in more water without all the added ingredients of other types of drinks. ...Read more
What can keep my urine from being "diluted?" I'm pregnant and drink lots of water and tea trying to avoid caffeine but I have to take random drug tests. They claim they are diluted And I'm not purposely doing so...
Hi goodevening! For my baby's drinking water, can i use mineral water instead of distilled water? Thank you in advance and godbless.
Not recommended: Mineral water may contain levels of sodium or other chemicals that are difficult for young kidneys to deal with. By 2 years of age, this is likely no longer a concern. Distilled does not have any of those problems, but remember that the child requires fluoride supplementation. ...Read more
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