|hi everyone .I have 2 questions ...
1) .When can .I start giving .Kaylee water? & .I was told to put a little bit of sugar in it when .I give it to her but how much exactly is "a little bit"?
2) .Can .I clean her ears with a qtip or is that something that is better off with her doctor doing it until she's a bit bigger? .I noticed her ears are kinda getting yucky...
.Thanks a lot ladies
.Oh & thank you all for the comments on .Kaylee's pictures .I posted the other day!
|i just googled it because I couldn't remember why water is bad for infants. Here's a bit of what I found...
"for healthy adults, nothing seems to quench a thirst better than plain, pure water. We're encouraged to drink several glasses a day to keep our systems in balance. But for children under 1 year old â and especially during the first nine months of life â drinking too much water can be dangerous.
In fact, according to pediatricians like james p. Keating, md, medical director of the st. Louis children's hospital diagnostic center, too much water dilutes a baby's normal sodium levels and can lead to seizures, coma, brain damage and death.
breast milk or formula provides all the fluid healthy babies need. If a mother feels her baby needs to take additional water, it should be limited to two to three ounces at a time and should be offered only after the baby has satisfied his hunger with breast feeding or formula."