What kind of water to give a newborn
Child Development / / April 04, 2016
have the smallest demand for drinking are very individual and depend mainly on the power, weight and age of the baby, as well as health and climate characteristics.In general we can say that a healthy baby to a year need 100 ml of fluid for every kilogram of weight.When a child reaches 10 kg, the calculation becomes slightly different needs: Now a day the child is necessary to obtain 1 liter of liquid, plus 50 ml per kilogram of excess basic ten.
when, to whom and how much?
for drinking and cooking, you can use the usual freshly boiled and filtered water from the tap or bottled water baby.Pediatricians usually advised to use purchased water, because it is safer for the baby's health.The main reason for the pre-emptive use of bottled water - the minimum concentration of mineral salts.
Buying nursery water, do not forget that it is divided into two categories: drinking water, and to restore the (intended for the preparation of baby food from the dry mixture).Drinking water isrecommended not to give kids younger than 6 months and used for the preparation of infant formula, as its mineral composition differs markedly in some indicators.
From the first days of life, you can give your child the so-called water for recovery - it is softer and is considered dual-use water.If a child is sick, the doctors recommend to increase the amount of fluid intake to 120-150 ml per 1 kg of body weight.This "water" mode will quickly excrete all toxic substances, and if necessary, to reduce body temperature.
Drinking plenty of fluids and more frequent feedings are especially needed sick kids grudnichkovogo age.The best remedy in this situation is, of course, mother's milk, but also warm chamomile tea also does not hurt.Importantly, do not forget that because of their age and the small volume of the stomach (250 ml), the child is unable to drink plenty of fluids immediately.
Many mothers complain that the kid is naughty and does not want to drink the usual fresh water, so they have to resort to sweeten.In fact, nutritionists do not recommend children to teach babies to the sweet taste, but if you decide to make the water bole attractive to the child, instead of sugar, use fructose, and do not overdo it (no more than 1 teaspoon per 200 ml).
as vitamin supplement the sick child age 6-7 months, good fit various juices.This would ensure weakened body baby necessary nutrients (glucose, fructose, organic acids), as well as vitamins and trace elements.Juices necessarily diluted with water, and offered the child after the main meal or in between.For the little juice should only be monocomponent, and children older than two years and can offer Multifruit drinks.
main therapeutic drink for children of all ages - it is herbal teas.For babies up to a year, there are special children's teas from medicinal herbs - chamomile and fennel, which mom can offer their own child.These teas have anti-allergic properties help fight intestinal colic, inflammation be prevented and resolved from the 1st month of life.
All other herbal teas (of melissa, peppermint, St. John's wort, lime) are appointed and applied strictly on doctor's advice, as they have a pronounced preventive and therapeutic action and are used to treat certain diseases in infants.
Kids who were bottle-fed or receiving artificial milk formula as a supplementary food, herbal teas can offer is already on the third or fourth month.But even in this case it is necessary to comply with reasonable care and first time use only ready baby herbal teas for infants first six months of life.
For children older than 12 months can be selected and herbal drinks, having a multi-component composition, but they also need to coordinate with the pediatrician.More "simple" tea drinks (based on mint, oregano, St. John's wort) mom can give the child alone with the proviso that the baby does not appear to be any signs of allergies.If
teas are used not only to quench thirst, but also as a medicine, it is important to remember that its effectiveness is highly dependent on proper use.There are herbal drinks that act on the nervous system (calming or toning), other teas improves biliary excretion and increase appetite.Some herbal teas should give the baby to eat, and other active ingredients is much better absorbed after ingestion.All these features must be considered when using phototherapy agents.
Most medicinal herbs you can buy in a specialized children's tea, packaged in bags for single use.As a rule, they are designed for specific age groups and you do not have long and hard to select the required dosage.In addition, all teas can be divided according to cause effects: on the preventive and therapeutic and prophylactic.
By fitosbory with preventive action are mainly vitamin teas.They include most of present plants with a high content of vitamin C, essential oils, volatile and immunostimulants (rosehips, anise, raspberry, blueberry, lime, oregano).All fitosbory this group improve immunity and have a slight tonic effect on the body.Among the medical and preventive teas decided to allocate gastrointestinal fees, which are able to normalize the functioning of the digestive system as a whole and its individual organs.
basis of most "stomach" is fitosborov fennel, chamomile and mint with the addition of anise, thyme, marigold, chicory.Typically, these fees are assigned to children with a penchant for flatulence, disorders stool, appetite disorders.
Another large group of medical and preventive treatment fees - soothing teas that are recommended for use in children with increased excitability and instability of the nervous system, sleep disturbances, and mild forms of neurosis.The most common structure of such fees include lemon balm, motherwort, hawthorn, lavender and valerian.
third group of classic herbal - teas with it antipyretic and anti-cold effect.They are often mistakenly referred to as "breast" charges.The main components in this case: lime, raspberry, licorice, mother and stepmother, nard, sage, eucalyptus.
For convenience, pharmaceutical companies usually offer several forms of manufacture of children's therapeutic teas.Some people prefer granulated instant drinks, some prefer disposable dining sets Tea bags with herbs.Regardless of the form in the effectiveness of therapeutic effects teas almost the same, and need to make a choice depending on the particular consumer.
So, for the little ones are more suitable soluble granules of tea with chamomile or fennel (without any additives) - they rarely cause resentment among children.For older kids, you can choose packaged monocomponent tea - it has a hypoallergenic properties and a more predictable response to the body, which is especially important for children who are prone to allergic reactions.
If the herbal tea is used as a prophylactic or just to quench their thirst, the child is older than 1 year can offer granular-based drink herbal extract with vitamin C and fructose or glucose, enhance the taste.
as a therapeutic agent is better to choose tea bags that are easier to dose and mix with other drugs.So basically the choice of a form determined in the first place, age recommendations, as well as the peculiarities of your child's reaction.Generally among pediatricians have long been widely believed that the use of child herbal tea is the most preferred method, both prevention and treatment of many diseases.
main thing to remember that phototherapy - this is very serious and requires an appropriate attitude on the part of parents.Separate use of herbs and domestic drugs based on them could have negative consequences for the sensitive child's body.Therefore, this treatment should be driven only with the consent of your pediatrician and under close medical supervision.
Once again I want to remind all moms that to treat the child in any case can not be applied independently collected wild herbs or buy them elsewhere than pharmacies.In this situation, there is no guarantee that the treatment is safe and effective.Use only ready charges, past certification and sold in pharmacies.