Yesterday, Fyona turned 6 months old. Here’s a picture as proof:
We also got the go ahead to start feeding her “food” food, such as vegetables and eventually, fruits. (Ribs and corn beef have to wait a few more months.) Although we have already been giving her rice cereal and water, this is a big step up, and horrid advancements in flatulence and diaper changing are to be expected. But There is one interesting point our pediatrician made: she insisted we use filtered or bottled water ONLY.
Without getting into the argument of how safe bottled water actually is, I’d rather address the issue of needing “special water.” Obviously, only a fool actually prefers the taste of tap or well water to purified water, but that doesn’t make the tap water “tainted,” or unhealthy. It’s WATER. It’s the elixir of all life on Earth and 60% of our own bodies.
I’m not going to feed my daughter puddle water, but I think that a small, unfiltered amount of whatever will do her more good than harm. If she’s thirsty, she should have some water, not some Dasani. A drinking fountain is okay; no irrational fear of water from pipes should be impressed. And it should make her immune system stronger or something.
Water: available everywhere daughters are thirsty.