Summer carelessness marked by safety, or how to supplement baby’s drinks properly

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All children, regardless of their age, love summer play. We must remember, however, that the younger our offspring, the bigger risk of dehydration. Therefore, on hot days a bottle of crystal clear water Mammy and me will be necessary, as it was created with a sensitive body of our children in mind. Dr Marek Michalski – specialist in paediatrics and neonatology, Head of the Department of Neonatology at the J. Gromkowski District Specialist Hospital in Wrocław – gives advice on how to supplement the baby’s drinks in the summer.

A source of relief

A delicate body of a baby requires constant care and attention, especially when outside temperatures are alarmingly high. The body of a small child, made up of 80% water is at risk of dehydration not only during the summer; nonetheless, the health risk increases proportionally to the increase in temperature.

During first 6 months of a child’s life the best food is mother’s milk, hence the infants should simply be fed more often in the summer – says Dr Marek Michalski, from the J. Gromkowski District Specialist Hospital in Wrocław. However, later the child’s diet should be additionally complemented by other drinks. In such situations spring water with low mineral contents becomes a reliable help, as we can administer it with a spoon or use to dilute modified milk and daily meals – adds the expert. It is important to boil and cool the spring water before serving it to babies, and the open bottle should be stored in the fridge for no longer than 24 hours.

Mum, vacation and I

In the summer the key to the safety of our offspring shall become a bottle of a crystal clear Mammy and me spring water, which in a natural and mild way will stabilise the content of fluids on the child’s body. This recommended by the Child’s Health Centre water is obtained straight from the source, located at the depth of 170 m within the boundaries of the Słowiński National Park. Eco-regions of its origins are the guarantee of its purity, and the low level of mineralisation makes the Mammy and me water a safe way to protect the baby against negative effects of dehydration. During summer travels the comfort is extremely important, hence the Mammy and me water, in addition to the standard bottles with a capacity of 1.5 l, is also available in a smaller, half-litre version, which is additionally equipped with a handy “spout”.

Mammy and me water is a recipe for a peaceful and healthy family vacation, because regardless of whether we go for a longer trip, or just a short stroll, it will take care of health and well-being of our baby and the whole family.

Marek Michalski, MD specialist in paediatrics and neonatology

Expert bio:

Specialist in paediatrics and neonatology, Head of the Department of Neonatology at the J. Gromkowski District Specialist Hospital in Wrocław. Through a competition appointed for the post of the Head of the Department in 1990; currently he holds his fifth term. For many years he has been a member of the Polish Paediatric and Neonatal Society. Teacher and mentor of many generations of doctors.

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