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Does my "bottle child" have to drink additional water?

In the first few months, your child does not need any extra fluids, because the baby's milk quenches the thirst.

Only from the third porridge should babies regularly drink about 200 ml of fluid per day. It is important that not a milk meal is replaced by water.

So it's best to always give your baby only small amounts of water to drink and spread that throughout the day. If the baby is younger than six months, then the drinking water should first be boiled and then cooled down accordingly.

Midwives often recommend adding water for digestive problems such as constipation. Fluid generally keeps the stool supple and facilitates drainage. Water is particularly suitable in this case. In the case of illness (for example feverish diseases), for example fever, the lost fluid must also be replaced so that dehydration (dehydration) does not occur. The fluid deficit should not be compensated by milk alone.

In supermarkets and drugstores, there is a wide selection of drinks, especially made for babies and toddlers. Investing in such baby water or baby teas is often superfluous because they are either too expensive or the teas may contain sugar. Boiled and cooled tap water is usually better than any special baby drinks from the supermarket.

Pure water has the added benefit of preventing your child from getting used to the sweet taste and then always drinking fruit juice or something similar - which would increase the risk of tooth decay.

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