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Tap Water vs. Bottled Water: A Solution

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been writing about how important exercise is in pregnancy — and especially how incredibly vital water is for pregnant women. And Caitlin gave us easy ways to drink more water.

But do you drink tap water or bottled water to stay hydrated? I admit that I’ve had a bottled water addiction, and I’ve been meaning to kick it for a long time.

Not only am I frustrated with the amount of waste (especially plastics) and money I’m throwing away, but I’m skeptical that it’s really better for me. I’ve read several reports that the EPA’s water standards are much stricter than the FDA’s, meaning that those pictures of shining glaciers and crystal clear streams on bottled water doesn’t mean the contents are quite that pure. The NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) spells it out pretty clearly, and it’s made me realize that a change is needed.

And I’m happy to say I’ve taken that first step — and so can you:

I’ve been wanting to try out this Brita water bottle (BPA-free) for awhile now — which filters tap water on the go. And now that I’ve been given the chance (Thanks, Brita!), I can confidently say that my hard-earned money will no longer be spent on bottled water. It’s lightweight, easy to clean, and is just as convenient as any purchased water bottle. Except I finally know that my water is as safe as possible — which is what pregnant women need now more than ever.

Buy your Brita water bottle for $9.99.

Thanks very much to Brita for sponsoring this post. Check out more posts in this campaign.

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