What does water do in your body. Some children drink very much, others very little. But what is normal and healthy? How much fluid should a baby or child drink at least per day? And what about warm weather?
Whether you're breastfeeding or bottle feeding, the number of dirty diapers tells you the first weeks whether your baby is drinking enough. At the end of the first week, your baby will have four to six full wet diapers per day and two to five puffy diapers. In addition to the amount of full diapers, if you bottle-feed, you can see on this feeding schedule whether your baby drinks as much as recommended. Water, a super drink. Drink more water in hot weather.
Do you breastfeed? Then it may be that your child poops a lot less often, because the nutrients in breast milk are almost completely absorbed in the body of your baby. With breastfed babies it is important to watch your baby and your breasts. You can decide whether he has drunk enough.
Drinking enough and eating later is extremely important for the development of your baby. But how do you know what your baby needs the first year in terms of nutrition? We have prepared a handy feeding schedule per month for you.
tip. Bottled water, Tap water or filtered water.
Your child has to drink about one liter per day from his first birthday to stay healthy. That's about five glasses a day. Until the age of four, your child needs two cups of milk a day to become big and strong. In addition, your toddler or toddler only need to drink three glasses of water or other liquid to get the daily recommended liter. If your child does not like regular milk, then you can also choose to give him yogurt or curd cheese. This is not covered by drinking, so that means two extra cups of water or other moisture. For children with cow's milk allergy soy drinks with added calcium and vitamin B12 are a good alternative.
The Nutrition Center recommends parents to have their child drink water instead of lemonade, thick juice or other (soft) drinks. Not only is there a lot of sugar in most other drinks, but your child also gets used to the sweet taste. If you want to give your child something other than water or milk, light tea is a healthy alternative.
Infants and all other children weighing more than 20 kilograms must drink as much as adults: between 1.5 and 2 liters of water per day. Naturally, it also applies to these children that they are better able to drink water than soft drinks.
Warm weather: so much extra moisture your child needs.
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