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Doctor insights on: Why Do Kids Carry Bottles Instead Of Using Drinking Fountains

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Why do kids carry bottles instead of using drinking fountains?

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

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Heard you should order sugarfree soda on airplanes (less sticky if kids spill). Are sugar replacements ok for kids?

Heard you should order sugarfree soda on airplanes (less sticky if kids spill). Are sugar replacements ok for kids?

WATER best! ; ): Sugar replacements, in common sense amounts, should be fine, but good ol' water best in this age of too much sugar and other refined carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Are plastic bottles of water ok to drink from every day>?

Are plastic bottles of water ok to drink from every day>?

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

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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?

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 more

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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.

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

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When do I stop sterilizing my baby's bottles and boiling water for baby to drink?

When do I stop sterilizing my baby's bottles and boiling water for baby to drink?

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 more

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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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New sitter insists on buying fluoridated water for my 3mo old son.Opinions? I thought that ingesting too much fluoride increases chances of fluorosis?

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 more

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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?

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?

Some may: If the labels on the bottles aren't clear about it, switch to steel bottles for drinking water. Sports equipment stores sell them. Drinking water alone isn't enough to lose weight. As you know,reducing calorie intake and exercise also are needed. ...Read more

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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 more

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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.

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.

Yes.: Anti-aging products are still scientifically unproven. I think it is better to have a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet, exercise, and regular sleep. This will help much more to achieve the results you desire. ...Read more

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We have a 3 yr old that needs to lose weight. We are taking all drinks away except water per her pedi. Are the flavored water packets bad to use?

What is in it?: I am happy to hear you are taking away the sweetened drinks, but make sure child is either drinking fat free milk or getting another source of calcium. I also do not think that large amounts of sweetener can be healthy in the long term. ...Read more

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Hello, I drank about 6-8 16oz water bottles throughout the day today. Is there any risk of water intoxic?

Hello, I drank about 6-8 16oz water bottles throughout the day today. Is there any risk of water intoxic?

Too much H2O: Unless u R replacing excessive fluid loss, u CAN drink enough water to become ill. Cut back to 6-8 ,8 oz glasses per day. No need to force extra. If u have excessive thirst after this amount, C your Doc. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hi goodevening! For my baby's drinking water, can i use mineral water instead of distilled water? Thank you in advance and godbless.

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