Using Water to Dilute Juices
Diluting your child’s juice with water can help prevent potential health issues that may come from drinking too much juice. Too much juice may cause tummy aches and perhaps even childhood obesity.2 It may also curb your child’s appetite and cause her to miss out on important nutrients she would normally get from regular meals. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends most children up to the age of six should have no more than four to six ounces of juice per day.1 Based on these recommendations, diluting your child’s juices by half with steam water may prevent these potential health issues.
Health Benefits of Drinking Water
Once your child begins eating solid foods, the benefits of water will become more and more evident. Water plays an essential role in your child’s health as she grows and develops by aiding digestion, preventing constipation, transporting nutrients to cells and regulating body temperature.2 Adding water such as Nursery® Water to your child’s diet provides a pure and safe water source. Getting in the habit of drinking water instead of sugary juices or sodas can also help your child maintain a healthy weight and avoid dehydration while playing or exercising.