Does Your Little One Need Special Baby Water?
Special Baby Water?
I was recently in a big-boxish store—not naming names, here, because I think they may all be guilty of the same crime—and saw a mom stocking up on baby water. If you’re finding yourself wondering, “What is baby water?!,” I’m sure you’re not alone, since the product likely didn’t even exist when our generation was born. It’s sterilized water that is being marketed to moms to mix in with formula, or to give their babes to drink in small quantities.
And while the American Academy of Pediatrics highly recommends using only sterilized water for babies, there’s no need to go shelling out your hard-earned cash for the stuff! Just do as I have done (and as mothers around the world have for decades!) and boil regular water for one minute, and then allow to cool to room temperature before using. If you want to be extra safe (and I always do), use filtered water from the start, boil it, cool it, and you’re good to go.
Not only is it better for your bank account, but it’s better for the environment to use regular water at home instead of buying plastic bottles of “baby water” that you don’t need. Win, win!
What other unnecessary baby-specific products have you seen? Tell us about them in the comments!
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