Water is one of the most important elements of life, and our health may depend on its quality. Particular attention is given to the quality of food and beverages consumed when a child arrives at home. The human body consists in 60-70% of water and with the new-born child it is even 80%. With babies up to 6 months, there is no need to give water, because such young children are hydrated enough through milk – whether from the breast or formula.
The situation changes if the child has a fever or diarrhea, and for older children, when milk is no longer the basis of food. It is important then to choose the safest solution. Water is the healthiest and the best drink for a child. Juices and drinks contain a lot of sugar, which may result in an increased demand for water. Boiling water removes bacteria and viruses from it, but not contaminants that may appear in the water during its transport from the treatment station to home taps. Dafi jugs purify water of any pollutants that may harm the child’s body, such as heavy metals, or mechanical impurities such as sand or rust. For children it is recommended to drink low-mineralized water and, of course, still water, so as not to cause discomfort for the digestive system.
But water from Dafi jugs can be used not only for drinking directly, but also for preparing milk, teas and meals for children. By filtering water in the jug we can be sure that it is healthy, clean and it retains beneficial minerals (like calcium or magnesium). In addition, the filters eliminate chlorine, which can give the water an unpleasant odour and aftertaste. However, thanks to the features of water hardness reduction, no lime residue is embedded in household appliances, which is important when, for example, we boil water from which a drink for a child will be prepared.