Should I Filter Baby’s Water?

Nice clean, soft, purified water. Yes, it is for drinking, and also for baby’s other needs. The whole family can benefit from a water filtering system, to be installed shortly. You can install them on sink faucets, as in the kitchen, or the whole house. I love the idea of better water in the shower. It makes your skin feel smooth and less chemically attacked. Your hair comes out better and less tangled after washing. It’s just a good all-around policy if you care about toxic things floating in the fluid.

So, yes, the baby gets filtered water for drinking and bath. All the kids want it. I have spoken of it and have sung its praises enough to friends on the phone. I have researched it on the Internet and in magazine articles. They have piped in with their high-pitched vocal support. I don’t think these little tots even know what they are talking about, but they are in!

Water filter systems aren’t as expensive as they seem. Yes, you can just get a budget one for drinking water and keep pitchers and bottles of clean water in the fridge. You just change the cartridges from time to time. I am talking here about one of the better whole house water filter systems though. which are more costly. I think that it is worth it in terms of its many benefits, especially for the baby. Over time, I don’t think we will notice the increase in budget. At least I will save money on hand and body lotion! The good ones cost a couple hundred dollars to a thousand with additional outlay for replacement parts. If you do your research, you will find just the right one.

What do you get? First of all, you purchase a model that suits the number of rooms in your home. Upon installation, you get spring-like water right in your own home. It comes with a tank and various valves. Presto, no more itchy skin or chemical smells during bathing. A company comes out to do it for you so you can be assured it has been correctly placed. Replacing the inner filters is easy. You can go battery or electrical and both types come with warranties. So there’s no worry or guesswork.

Other pluses besides baby-quality water is that filtration systems cut down on bacteria and they don’t waste water. No guilt needed! And…drum roll…you get better tasting coffee and tea. Who knew! I am liking this more and more. It’s because that nasty chlorine and those dreaded heavy metals are nowhere to be seen. Herbicides and pesticides aren’t likely to be in civilized city water systems, but if they should rear their ugly heads, they will be dealt with apace.

Companies that sell filtering systems for household water tout the latest technology with catalytic carbon this and ion exchange that. I don’t care how it’s done, just that it works. I am doing something good for my family and that makes me feel great.

Bath Time Made Better Thanks To My New Kitchen Sink

I love my children, but I’ll be the first to admit that I hate bath time. If you want to give your baby a bath, you’ve either stuck with a massive amount of safety equipment that sits in your bathtub that hurts your back as you lean over the side of the tub… or you’re stuck holding up your newborn in the sink and the faucet doesn’t actually cover the entire child. If I had a nickel for every time I had to splash my newborn to clean off the soap, I’d have a kitchen full of nickels!

With my new pullout kitchen faucet, however, life is a lot better in this area! Sure, I didn’t have the budget to buy one of the best kitchen faucets on the market, but that didn’t stop me from getting something that meets my needs (and my budget). The big I don’t have the back pain from leaning over the bathtub and I can quickly rinse down my child with a gentle spray that makes bath time fun for both of us! I love the giggles and clapping that happen now!

Why Is a Pullout Kitchen Faucet Better?

Bath time is a lot better because of the detachable hose and sprayhead that comes with my new pullout faucet. I get about two feet of extra length, which is the perfect amount of space to help me get the back of my baby’s head washed without causing water to go everywhere. I can also lean my child back in the sink and wash the top of her head so there’s no extra water, soap, or shampoo running into her eyes and causing her irritation.

Maybe it’s a little thing, but I find it to be incredibly important. I use a lot of natural items in our family to limit our chemical exposure, but there’s nasty stuff in just about everything today. Would you want to put formaldehyde into your eyes? I know I sure wouldn’t! And I also wouldn’t want to cause my baby to have the discomfort of these chemical solutions either. The entire setup is nice and easy, letting me make sure that bath time is fun so we can do it again instead of painful and making it become a power struggle.

My Faucet Helps Me Save Water Too!

I’m guilty of wasting a lot of water. Whether it’s cooking or it’s bath time, I tend to just leave the faucet on because I’m too lazy to turn the water on and off in-between the chores I’m doing. With my new faucet, however, I’ve got a little toggle that lets me pause the flow of water coming from the sink and then lock it in. That way if we want to splash around a little during the bath, we can because I’m not wasting water AND I don’t have to turn the faucet completely off.

With just the push of the toggle, I get water when I want it. When I don’t, I can just toggle it to pause again until I come back. Yeah… I’ve got a friend who is a plumber and says I probably shouldn’t be doing this because I’m causing pressure on my plumbing, but for me it’s about establishing new habits. We now have a new bath habit and it’s awesome! I’m also working on a new habit of conserving water and that will help me walk my talk when it comes to the life lessons I’ll be teaching my daughter over time.

I can’t tell you enough how much I love my new pullout kitchen faucet and how it has improved bath time! If you’re tired of leaning over the tub and you don’t have one of these in the kitchen, then get one. It’s a lifesaver!