Tap water for pregnant women
Water plays a fundamental role in a safe and healthy pregnancy and foetal development. Water intake helps to maintain the volume of blood circulating in the body, and to carry the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that are essential for the child's growth.
The tap water distributed by SWDE is perfectly suitable for pregnant women. Our regular checks ensure the quality of the water.
Pregnant women are advised to drink at least 1.5 to 2 litres of water per day (more in hot weather). To mix it up a little, they can consume the water in the form of tea, soup or herbal tea.
Tap water for babies
Careful attention must be paid to hydration, especially during hot weather and in cases of acute diarrhoea or high fever.
Tap water can be used for bottle preparation. However, it is important to follow a few hygiene tips:
- the water must not have been filtered or softened;
- after opening the tap, the water must run for a few moments before being collected;
- domestic pipes must not be made of lead;
- the water must be taken from the cold water tap (never from the hot water tap and pay attention to the position of the mixing valve);
- the sink and tap must be clean and maintained regularly (descaling).
Although its bacteriological quality does not make it necessary to boil tap water, it can be done if in doubt. Be sure to let it cool before preparing the bottle.
A baby that has eaten may still cry out because it is thirsty. They will gladly accept a bottle with a little water, without sugar or flavouring. A habit to be picked up from an early age.