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Whether you’re a first time mum or if you’ve done it all before, the health and safety of your baby is at the top of the agenda. With so many food and drinks claiming to be the best health boosting component of your baby’s diet, it can be difficult to know which myths to believe. This article is going to look at the benefits of alkaline water and whether it’s safe to give to your baby.

What is alkaline water?

Before we go into the details of what benefits it can provide your baby, it’s important to first understand exactly what alkaline water is.

Alkaline water is a form of filtered water that has a pH higher than 7. Normally filtered with a faucet based ionizer, there are a wide range of benefits for drinking this type of filtered water. If you have a diet rich in acidity, drinking alkaline water can help to neutralise this acidity and allow your body to return to its normal pH level.

Kangen Water® is one of the industry leaders in creating ionizer units that filters your tap water. The process in which this is achieved is called electrolysis. The innovative technology behind Kangen Water allows you to predetermine the alkaline and acidity of your water depending on its purpose.

Learn about the 5 Types of Kangen Water »

Can you give alkaline water to a baby?

The short answer is yes, but like everything there are some exceptions.

Although babies greatly benefit from the properties of alkaline water, it’s important to remember that there are some scenarios where alkaline water will be inappropriate for your child.

If your child is under the age of 6 months, then it’s best to speak to your doctor or nurse beforehand. Currently there is no scientific evidence to suggest that alkaline water has any negative effects under the age of 6 months, but whilst they’re still breastfeeding, it’s best to avoid this type of Kangen Water altogether.

Important things to remember

If you do want to give your child alkaline water, then be sure to avoid doing so 45 minutes before or after meals. You’re baby’s digestive system is very delicate and so it’s important that you don’t agitate it. This will also allow your child time to digest what they’ve eaten.

You also shouldn’t use alkaline water when mixing formula. Formula is designed to be made with normal filtered tap water and so by mixing it with alkaline water could cause problems.

Some of the benefits of Kangen Water

There is a whole range of benefits from drinking alkaline water, including:

  • Providing the body with antioxidants
  • Preventing dehydration
  • Preventing the skin and hair from drying out – a particularly important benefit when it comes to caring for children and babies
  • Helping to regulate blood flow
  • Helping with the proper functioning of the kidneys – alkaline water helps to protect against kidney diseases

With such a wide range of health benefits, it’s important to include this type of filtered water in your baby’s diet but be sure to speak to health specialist first as they will be able to give the most appropriate advice and recommendation.