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Megan - posted on 01/16/2010

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Tap water for my girl, the city I live in has very good tap water so I'm not worried about it.

Dina - posted on 01/14/2010

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Our pediatrician just told us to start using tap water so Miriam get the flouride her growing teeth will need.

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Jess - posted on 04/17/2011

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Hi Ladies,

This thread has come back to the top of the board, due to its age I'm just going to lock it now as its not really needed.

Thanks !

Alice - posted on 04/13/2011

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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..

Shelisha - posted on 01/16/2010

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i use great value drinking water u get from walmart. they r no different. plus my daughter spits up more wit h nursery water

Sheri - posted on 01/16/2010

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bottled water. my tap water is gross and filled with lots of chlorine. i don't even drink it!

Catlin - posted on 01/16/2010

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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

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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!

Hilarry - posted on 01/14/2010

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We use nursery water but our doctor told use we could use tap water as long as it was boiled! If you are on well water it has ALOT of limestone so just watch for that!

Melissa - posted on 01/14/2010

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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.

Alecia - posted on 01/14/2010

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I ALWAYS use filtered water from the fridge even when we go out I always make sure to have a water bottle filled with filtered water in case I need to make her a bottle while we are out.. I don't trust tap water @ all.

Natalie - posted on 01/13/2010

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Nursery water? Good to hear that major money making companies are still scaring the crap out of mums. I don't even sterilise my bub's bottles.

Jessica - posted on 01/01/2010

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I use the premixed stuff from the store as well as powder mixed with tap water...so far so good :)

Cheryl - posted on 01/01/2010

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my doctor told me to boil my water but i never do. straight from the tap and and babys fine with it.

Laura - posted on 12/31/2009

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I use bottled spring water (not purified water - that is just tap water), but I don't use the Nursery brand water because it has added flouride and I have heard that flouride is not good for babies.

Kellie - posted on 12/30/2009

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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.
http://www.rd.com/your-america-inspiring...

An article on bottled water.

Rachel - posted on 12/30/2009

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I too use bottled water, and when my son gets teeth i will use the nursery water cause it contains flouride. which is good for there teeth...

Nicole - posted on 12/20/2009

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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!!

Janell - posted on 12/19/2009

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I would use boiled tap water... but our water has tons of iron in it... boiling it isn't going to make it much better

Micaela - posted on 12/19/2009

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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.

Sandriel - posted on 12/19/2009

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tap water but i boil it first.... think bottled and nursery water is over rated its no big really

Chelsea - posted on 12/17/2009

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I use boiled tap water... I have never heard of nursery water before now.. I don't think we have that in Australia?

Lauren - posted on 12/04/2009

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I use filtered water from the fridge; or when we are on the go I use bottled water.

Alison - posted on 12/03/2009

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bottle because right before she was born the city found ecoli in our water and didnt tell anyone till 2 weeks after

Lani - posted on 12/03/2009

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Quoting Rashmi:

Filtered tap water boiled.



yep def boil the water first.



we keep a big sterilized glass jug in the fridge full so we dont have to worry about letting it cool down before bub can eat :)

Gail - posted on 12/03/2009

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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

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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.

Christella - posted on 11/30/2009

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it all depends on what you feel is better for your baby. I use water that comes from the refrigerator, for my daughters formula.

Mandi - posted on 11/29/2009

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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.

KaiCee - posted on 11/23/2009

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i use boiled tap water, except occasionally i have used just plain tap water when i have forgottten to boil any. i dont think it affects my baby either way

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