Do you boil and cool down the water you give to your baby?

Maria - posted on 04/21/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I am currently boiling the water I give to my baby (7month old). Then I cool it down in the fridge. I was wondering untli what age you boil the water. Do other mums actually boil the water of the baby? I boil bottled water as i think it is safer.

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Kristy - posted on 04/22/2009

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Quoting Antonia:



Quoting Marnae:

I don't boil my water, but I buy infant water. Most grocery and department/pharmacy stores have it. It's 99 cents a gallon. My mom told me about this she recommended I either get this or boil the water. This is just easier.






Infant water? Sounds to a bit suss to me..... whats the diffence between infant water and any other water?





Infant water has added flouride in it and it's alot easier to buy the water and just pour it right out of the jug into the bottles, no need to boil it and no need to keep it in fridge, keep it on the counter and pour as needed. This helps when you don't have time to boil. I work two jobs and try to spend as much time with my kids as possible it just makes it easier to not worry about boiling/cooling the water. We as moms already have our hands full anything that makes it easier to spend time with the kids is a plus in my book.

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Sarah - posted on 04/24/2009

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my son won't drink water!!

tried him on some of that flavoured baby water from boots .. is a bit fussy with that too ..

he'll only have juice ... or milk obviously

Veronica - posted on 04/22/2009

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I give my 8 mo old Brita water or the Nursery water. Never boiled it. Prob will always give her Brita thats what I drink too.

Nancy - posted on 04/22/2009

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Actually, I was told that I could use the water from my Brita starting at 4 months. I live in a city that does regular testing (bottled water isn't tested as rigerously as we'd like to believe). Contact your city and find out how frequently they test their water. Chances are it's very safe.

Marnae - posted on 04/22/2009

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Steam distilled, no chemicals. Same effect. Boiling isn't hard, just takes time and remembering. I don't remember to pull the veggies out the freezer half the time before my son needs to eat and when he wants them, he wants them now. so I have to defrost and then cool... it's just easier for ME to do it this way.... whatever works best for you I'm sure is fine.

Antonia - posted on 04/22/2009

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Quoting Marnae:

I don't boil my water, but I buy infant water. Most grocery and department/pharmacy stores have it. It's 99 cents a gallon. My mom told me about this she recommended I either get this or boil the water. This is just easier.



Infant water? Sounds to a bit suss to me..... whats the diffence between infant water and any other water?

Antonia - posted on 04/22/2009

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I bf my son for 9 mo so there was no need to boil water for him then, but i think i used boiled water for him until he was 8-ish mo. I never would boil the jug so that he would have water, i just used what there was and topped it up with tap water. Boiling water doesn't neccesarily take out all the baddies anyway, and I figure by the time that bub is moving around a bit and sucking the carpet, or trying to eat bits of fluff or shoelaces, they have been exposed to all the bugs that may be in our tap water

Melissa - posted on 04/21/2009

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Quoting Marnae:

I don't boil my water, but I buy infant water. Most grocery and department/pharmacy stores have it. It's 99 cents a gallon. My mom told me about this she recommended I either get this or boil the water. This is just easier.



whats hard about boiling? i always boil the water in the kettle when i fill it up, then all i have to do is pour it in the bottle as needed.  free and easy! It seems like more of a hassle to go out and buy  the water!



 

Marnae - posted on 04/21/2009

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I don't boil my water, but I buy infant water. Most grocery and department/pharmacy stores have it. It's 99 cents a gallon. My mom told me about this she recommended I either get this or boil the water. This is just easier.

Sarah - posted on 04/21/2009

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i boiled tap water for my oldest and used bottled water for my 2nd but since now im hearing that not even bottled water is exactly what its claimed to be, i prob will go back to boiling water for my 3rd. i was thinking about getting one of those brita water pitchers as well. they seem like they would be a good investment to make.

Sara - posted on 04/21/2009

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My baby is six months and I either give her water out of our Brita water filter or I give her distilled bottled water. I will probably continue to do this until she's 1 or so.

Natalie - posted on 04/21/2009

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I do too. My baby is 8 months. I did the same with my first unil he was 12 months. Got rid of the bottles the day he turned 1 and stopped boiling water. I'll do the same this time round. It makes me feel better that the water is 100% clean.

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