According to the recommendations of the world health organization, breastfeeding does not need to dopisivati water up to 6 months. The required amount of liquid they receive from breast milk. Children growing on artificial mixtures, between feedings is recommended to give 20-30 ml of water. The growth of the child, the amount of fluid also increases.

How much fluid should drink the child

The main criterion for determining the amount of fluid is the child's desire. If he is reluctant to drink – you should not force him to do it. At the same time, if he greedily drinks the water offered, not to take away the bottle when he drinks more than the norm.

The first six months of the child requires 100-180 ml of fluid per day. If the kid is on artificial feeding, offer him 20-30 ml of water in between feedings. Breast milk consists of water by 85%, so no need to forcibly drink the kid, if he resists.

With six months to a year the required amount of liquid increases to 260 ml per day. After a year the child needs 300-400 ml of liquid per day. At the age of four years this figure is doubled and amounts to 800 ml. And the child from four to seven years old should drink about a liter of water per day.

If a child is ill, the amount of liquid can be increased, this will help to bring the infection from the body.

When you need to dopisivati child

At artificial feeding child needs more water than at breast. In the child's body produce large quantities of final products, to remove of which need water.

If the temperature indoors is above 25 degrees, the child is encouraged to dopisivati between feedings.

Water is essential to the kid in case of dehydration due to intestinal disorders or elevated temperature. To determine the dehydration by the following signs: rare urination, dry lips, wrinkling of the skin, drowsiness, pale arms and legs.

Than water baby

If the baby is healthy as a drink suitable juices, fruit drinks, or pure water. Better if this will be a special children's water, it contains minerals needed by the baby. The shelf life of open bottle 2 hours at room temperature or hours in the refrigerator.

In the event of any health problems, your doctor may prescribe herbal teas. Chamomile helps with bloating, dill water for colic, lime tea copes well with the cold.