Moms that formula feed
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Alice - posted on 04/13/2011
That depends on several things actually: most tap water is fine to use, but I have always boiled it first, being careful to let it cool to at least room temperature because using hot water can destroy the vitamin content of formula ! Its a good idea to have your water tested at your local lab if you are in doubt though...Iron and floride can be issues as some town water systems are fortified with either or..so if the water has these added its good to know because too much floride or too much iron is not good..
Catlin - posted on 01/16/2010
I use just regular distilled bottled water (in a gallon jug), not the nursery water that has floride in it (after all no teeth yet to worry about!). Here I can get it for about 85 cents a gallon after tax, so a negligable cost when it comes to my baby's health. i wont even drink the city water here, too many softeners in it. I have boiled it before to sterilize it for a bottle, but it leaves a white scum in the bottom of the pot so I refuse to use it for her bottles. And when we go out shopping, we have to drive an hour just to get to a walmart or target, so I make bottles ahead of time at home, keep them in a little insulated lunch bag with freezer packs to keep them cold. I have a little soup Thermos that I prime with hot water and fill with boiling right before we leave to warm up bottles on the go, but my mom just got us a portable bottle warmer that plugs into the car for xmas - excited to try it out!
Katy - posted on 01/15/2010
I am amazed that people used bottled water! I would have never even thought of it. It must be a pretty expensive way of making formula, mind you i guess everything is much cheaper in the states? I just use tap water and boil it. We are on tank water but it is filtered!
Melissa - posted on 01/14/2010
When I make bottles I boil a kettle so it is sterile, but originally it is from the tap. He drinks the canned formula so we have a thermos that we keep hot water in to add when he is hungry. It also works better this way when we go out.
Kellie - posted on 12/30/2009
I guess most have not heard that bottled water is mostly "glorified tap water." Not every company but a good amount are. I remembered hearing this on the news a few years back and wasn't completely sold on this. I made sure to get a report of our tap water from the town before drinking. My area has great tap water...we use tap for ourselves and our baby's bottles. I don't worry about it.
An article on bottled water.
Nicole - posted on 12/20/2009
our formula in nz just says to use pre boiled cooled water, i usually let jug water cool right down fill sterlized bottles half up with this then put in fridge till feed time then just top up the bottle with new boiled water so its warm. no nursery water here!!
Micaela - posted on 12/19/2009
I use filtered water or bottled water. I feel like the tap water has stuff in it that she shouldn't be drinking. But when I get lazy I give her tap water. I'm sure she doesn't notice, I just want my daughter to be drinking the best water I suppose.
Gail - posted on 12/03/2009
i use a freshly boiled tap water as that was what i was told to do when i had my first son who is nearly 9 now. you don't reboil the kettle it has to be fresh and then i let it cool down abit before i mix the milk as i find the milk mixes better with warm water xx
Janelle - posted on 12/02/2009
I've used both and it didn't make a difference on how my daughter ate or how much, neither types upset her stomach, she didn't have a preference to either. I like to keep a couple small bottles in the car for portability, but when we're home tap is fine.
Mandi - posted on 11/29/2009
I use only bottled (for on the go in the diaper bag) or nursery water (at home) It just easy and one less thing to worry about since with a newborn (especially for us first timers lol) there are already so many things to fret over why let something like WATER be one of them lol, better safe than sorry I say.
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