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Water for newborns? Topic: Water for newborns?
July 20, 2019 / By Astaroth
Question: Okay, I know I asked about giving water to a newborn. And the common answer was to give them cooled boiled tap water. The problem is the tap water in our city was tested and it has enough chlorine in it to satisfy chlorine standards for a pool. And there are always things floating in it. We have made jokes that ours is the only tap water you can eat and drink at the same time. What about bottled water? Like Dasani or Ozarka? And I'm not suggesting giving water as a formula replacement for those that preach against that. I mean if they come in from being outside or in the car and their cheeks are red and you give them a couple of ounces of water. Good grief. Laurie: well the Ozarka I drink says natural spring water so i guess that would work. but of course i'll ask my doc first and foremost. thanks everyone. i was just asking because i said in a previous post that it gets to over 100 degrees easily (40 for those in european countries) and having had heat exhaustion, i wouldn't want my child to get that. i'd never give more than 2 or 3 oz at the most but in texas, it can be hot and dry and i find it important to not dehydrate a baby.
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Abaegayle Abaegayle | 1 day ago
I would offer formula, or breast milk first, but there is "Nursery Water" that is made for babies and its not expensive. Just remember baby needs calories.
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Abaegayle Originally Answered: My water pipes exploded with water is this gonna show up on the water bill?
Oh yes it is. Don't you know where the water comes into the house? Where is your water meter? There will be a shut off right there. Otherwise call a plumber or your local municipality to shut the water off to your house immediately and stop messing around on the computer! Good luck man!

Sonnie Sonnie
Bottled water should be fine. Just an ounce or two at most, but at the risk of sounding like 'preacher', they don't really need it if they are less than 2-3mths old as they haven't worked up a thirst like we would (not being able to walk/run around and all). If you didn't give them water it would be fine too. Just their normal feeds, unless its really hot weather, is fine until 2-3mths and then small sips of water in hot weather is good. When the weather is hotter they tend to drink/feed more anyway so they keep hydrated enough.
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Osbourne Osbourne
If you need to use bottled water, use natural spring water instead of the ones like Dasani. Read the labels very carefully to make sure.
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Lenny Lenny
Babies don't need water- all the hydration they need, they will get with formula or breastmilk. But if you're going to give it anyway- use the nursery water made with flouride (good for baby's developing teeth) it's cheaper than bottled water at about $1.00 per gallon. A lot of people use that to mix with their formula on a day-to-day basis.
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Jairus Jairus
Boiled cooled water out of your tap,or Gerber form water is what I used. it really is fluoride free. yet when all you've is the nursery water and in no way some thing else,then use it. purely replenish on the water at the same time as they have it in save. i'm getting the Gerber form at Wal-mart. it really is in straightforward words $a million in protecting with gallon,so i purchase like 5-6 at a time.
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Jairus Originally Answered: I just replaced my water heater because i had no hot water, i still have no hot water. please help?
Don't lose it. It's probably something very simple and overlooked. Who installed the new water heater? Did you do it yourself? If not, get whoever put it in back and make him fix it. If you did it, there's a checklist you can go through. Check the obvious first. Did you get the right heater? Water on? Thermostat up high enough? Does the thing kick on at all? When you first installed it, did it kick on and warm up the water at all? If it's gas, you should see it working. Are you getting any water at all from the hot water side in your sinks? Bathtubs? If you give more information, I can better help you fix the problem. But losing it won't solve anything. It'll just make it worse. Believe me. Okay, so the pilot is lit. It's gas, and you have the gas on. I'm assuming the tank is full. The next thing to check is your thermostat. Turning it up should make it kick on. Does the pilot go out if you turn up the thermostat? EDIT This isn't probable, but I once came across a natural gas water heater hooked up to a system that ran on propane. If this is the case with you, DON"T USE IT. Shut off the gas and replace it. It's a very dangerous and explosive situation. It's probably not the case with you but I thought I'd mention it. EDIT II I think moonjumper hit it on the nose. It must be the fill tube. When you (or whoever put it in) carted it home, did you lay it down? Or bump it in any way? The tube could have popped off or cracked. That's why you should never lay them down, among other things. Basically, the fill tube brings the incoming cold water down to the bottom of the tank where the heat is. If it wasn't there, the cold water would come in at the top and go right over to the outlet without getting hot. The way I see it, you have two choices. Either take it back to where you bought it and exchange it, or fix the problem yourself, or have it done. Personally, I'd exchange it because you might have gotten a defective unit. It might not even have a fill tube. If you opt to repair it yourself, shut off the water, disconnect the inlet flex and nipple, and then you should be able to remove the fill tube by sticking your finger into the opening and pulling out the tube. It's blue or white and it's just slid in there loosely. Check it out for cracks or breaks. If it's broken, you'll have to order the part from the heater manufacturer which will take some time. So I'm back to advising you to exchange the whole unit. Good luck to you.

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