The human body is 2/3 of water. To maintain this balance, an adult is recommended to drink at least two liters of water a day.
But how much water does a child need?
And what it is better to drink?
According to the recommendations of the World OrganizationHealth, children with breastfeeding should not be dosed with water for up to 6 months. The necessary amount of liquid is obtained from the mother's milk. For children growing on artificial mixtures, between feedings it is recommended to give 20-30 ml of water. As the child grows, the amount of necessary fluid also increases.
How much fluid should a child drink
The main criterion for determining the quantityFluid is the desire of the child. If he drinks reluctantly - do not force him to do it. At the same time, if he eagerly drinks the proposed water, do not take the bottle when he drinks more than the norm.
The first six months the baby needs 100-180 mlLiquid per day. If the baby is on artificial feeding, offer him 20-30 ml of water in breaks between the feedings. Breast milk consists of water by 85%, so do not force the baby to drink if he resists.
From half a year to a year, the required amountLiquid increases to 260 ml per day. After a year the child needs 300-400 ml of fluid per day. At the age of four this figure is doubled and is 800 ml. A child from four to seven years should drink about a liter of water per day.
If the child is sick, the amount of fluid can be increased, this will help to bring the infection out of the body faster.
When you need to dopaivat child
With the artificial feeding of a child requires more water than with breastfeeding. In the child's body, a greater number of final products are formed, which require water to remove.
If the temperature of the air or indoors is above 25 degrees, the child is recommended to solder between the feedings.
Water is necessary for the baby in case of dehydrationBecause of intestinal disorders or fever. Determine the dehydration possible by the following symptoms: rare urination, dry lips, wrinkling of the skin, drowsiness, pale hands and feet.
Than to give a child
If the baby is healthy, as a drink fitJuices, fruit drinks or clear water. It is better if it is special children's water, it contains the mineral substances necessary for the child. The shelf life of the open bottle is 2 hours at room temperature or 24 hours in the refrigerator.
In the event of any health problems, the doctor may prescribe herbal teas. Chamomile helps with bloating, dill water - with colic, lime tea can cope well with a cold.