H20 Confessions of a Conscious Parent

Posted by Lauriann Renta on

Water is life. We need it to survive.
 
It’s not that I don’t agree with that. But what I’m most concerned with as a highly conscious parent is the quality of that water that is giving my child life. The saying should read, “Good water is a good life.” Right?

Water isn’t just water. Its quality is directly related to our health, to my child’s health. So why take chances with bottom-of-the-barrel bottled or tap water?
 
I want the best for my child, and I know I’m not the only parent out there uttering these words. Better water, better quality of life. It’s that simple.
 
So what makes some water “better” than others? Great question. There is a lot more than you think that goes into determining the quality of water you’re drinking. Things in the source of the water like:
 
    pH level
    sediment
    runoff
    erosion
    dissolved oxygen
    decayed organic materials
    heavy metals
    fluoride
    pesticides
    toxic and hazardous substances
    oils, grease, and other chemicals
    detergents
 
Phew! That was a lot of scientific mumbo jumbo. But what all this really boils down to is where your water comes from, and the processes it’s put through before it makes its way to you. 
 
The Bottom Line
 
Let me ask you this, would you be okay with giving your child (or anyone, for that matter) a glass of water that had pesticides or heavy metals in it? Would it be okay if it were highly acidic?
 
I’m willing to bet you answered “No” to both of those questions.
 
Why? Because those things would be very harmful. So, I personally do not believe that the water we are drinking out of our faucet or the bottled spring water we buy from the grocery store is the best I can do for my kid. 
 
Our kids deserve the best. We deserve the best. We should all be able to live long, healthy lives, but we can only do that if we have all the facts. That means we need to dig for them.
 
I don’t want my daughter to contract some sort of illness or long-term health problems because I lacked the knowledge to get her the quality water her body needs. If you’re a parent, you know a healthy child is a happy child. If the water you’re choosing to give your child stands in the way of his or her health and happiness, let's do something about it.
 
Let's do ourselves a favor and get the information that matters because we deserve something simple that you can rely on to get better water. Then, spread the word!
 
Knowledge really is power. Read more about avoiding lead in water or how some we're bringing water filters to communities in East Africa.

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