As mothers, you’ll do everything to protect and nurture your babies. Their health is your priority, even more so in the midst of this pandemic. As their bodies are still developing, you want to give them the proper nutrition to help them reach every baby milestone successfully.
The best way to do this is through breastfeeding. However, for one reason or another, some are unable to do so. The next best thing is formula-feeding. Whether you’re just supplementing or exclusively formula-feeding, this entails more planning. Make sure to build your baby bottle basics so your baby gets nourished well and stays protected while making feeding time more convenient, if not a breeze.
After deciding on the most suitable milk formula for your baby, it’s crucial that you choose the safest water for your little one, too. Unclean water with chemicals, bacteria, viruses and other contaminants is a legitimate concern. For peace of mind, most mommies opt for bottled water to safeguard their baby’s health.
There are different kinds of bottled water.1 It’s important that you choose the best bottled water so your baby’s health won’t be compromised.
- Mineral Water contains high quantities of dissolved minerals that may naturally be present from the source like groundwater or spring water.
- Purified water comes from rivers or may be tap water that goes through a couple of processes to improve the taste. It may also contain some natural minerals that give it a unique flavor.
- Distilled water is water without any dissolved minerals or gases.
- Sterile water has been treated to ensure there is no bacteria in the water by going through filtration, distillation, and sterilization.
The World Health Organization (WHO) advises boiling water even if it is bottled2. This aims to kill microorganisms in the water to protect babies’ weaker immune systems.
Only sterile water passes WHO’s requirement for safe water for baby-feeding without the need for boiling. Ordinary, boiled water can still be unsafe for infants. Aside from being inconvenient, it may be re-contaminated with airborne pollutants because of improper preparation and handling. What’s more dangerous is if the water contains nitrate, boiling can concentrate it and transform it into its more toxic form, harming your babies more in the long run.
Euro-Med Laboratories, one of the largest manufacturers of fluids in Asia and the leading manufacturer of high-quality intravenous (IV) fluids in the Philippines, offers the only sterile drinking water in the Philippines–Dr. Edwards Sterilized Drinking Water.
Mineral and purified water goes through filtration. Distilled water goes through filtration plus distillation. Only Dr. Edwards Sterile Drinking Water goes through an additional sterilization process.
Dr. Edwards’ three-step medical-grade water treatment ensures that not only does it not have harmful chemicals, sediments and minerals, it also makes sure it’s free from bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms.
1. Multi-grade filtration
– removes sediments and compounds, and eliminates chlorine, unpleasant taste, and odor
2. Multi-stage distillation
– takes out the impurities filtration cannot remove
3. Autoclave sterilization
– each bottle is sealed and pressurized saturated steam kills every single microbe, powerful enough to wipe out even bacterial spores
This rigorous process is the same one used in the production of sterile intravenous (IV) solutions so you can be sure of the high standards and quality of Dr. Edwards.
Even the bottles used by Dr. Edwards won’t compromise health. Unlike others, its bottle doesn’t have any toxic chemicals like BPA or Bisphenol A linked to major health concerns. The BPA-free bottle is ready to use as a baby feeding bottle. All you need to do is scoop in the right amount of baby milk formula and screw on the feeding nipple. It’s truly safety and convenience in a bottle!
Dr. Edwards comes in 750 ml and 270 ml bottles, with 2 variants: Plain and Fluoride Plus Formula. Plain is recommended for mixing baby formula, even purees. It’s also safe for adults with compromised immune systems and sensitive stomachs. Fluoride Plus Formula is ideal for kids with growing teeth. The fluoride it contains promotes healthy teeth development and strengthens tooth enamel. Make sure your kids have an adequate intake of fluoride to protect their teeth .
Dr. Edwards Sterilized Drinking Water is no-boil, ready-to-drink, baby-safe and no-compromise — protection for babies and comfort for mommies. Trust the Doctor. It’s truly #WaterLikeNoOther.
1Bottled Water for Babies: When Can They Drink It and How Does It Differ from Baby Water? Retrieved from www.momjunction.com
2How to Prepare Powdered Infant Formula in Care Settings. Retrieved from www.who.int
Choose healthy and hassle-free water today. Pick a bottle or a box or two at Mercury Drug stores or your favorite supermarkets.
For more convenience, have it delivered to your doorstep. Just call (02) 8750935, 0917-1230985, 0939-9340925.
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