When did you stop boiling water for your baby's bottles?

Kim - posted on 07/11/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My son will be one on the 23rd and I was wondering at what age did you stop boiling water to make your children's bottles with?

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Jennifer - posted on 07/11/2010

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i think it all depends on where you live. we breastfeed but our doctor told us that if we ever use formula not to bother boiling because our water here is good. i live in milwaukee wi and here we are instructed to just run cold tap water for 2 minutes depending on what kind of pipes our house has but thats it.

talk to your ped, they should be familiar with what kind of water you have in your area.

Lory - posted on 07/11/2010

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when we had well water i always used bottled and didnt boil it, when we got public (city) water i boiled it for about the first 2 months, i would ask your babies dr

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Angela - posted on 07/13/2010

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I only boiled the bottles in water when I first bought them. But I wasn't using formula, either. I breast fed for her first year. When she did get a bottle feeding, I just made sure the bottle was clean and well rinsed after each use and stored well to avoid dust etc from getting in them.

Kelina - posted on 07/11/2010

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4 months. That is what the public health nurse said when I asked and even though we have a good water system here it still needs to be boiled until then as babies immune systems can't deal with the natural bacteria in the water until then.

Nikki - posted on 07/11/2010

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We NEVER boiled water, we used bottled water instead.... SO MUCH EASIER!!!!!!!!!

Claire - posted on 07/11/2010

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I never boiled water for my kids. We have a water filter system, which does a great job.

Kim - posted on 07/11/2010

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now would be good and I would see if he would like a sippy cup instead of the bottle. if you"ve never givin him anything cold go luke warm then go colder day by day good-luck

Sarah - posted on 07/11/2010

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I'm still boiling water for my almost 10 month old, but I'm wondering now if it's unnecessary. Our water here is fine, so I don't know...

Amy - posted on 07/11/2010

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I primarily bf but now that I'm back to work my daughter is getting some formula, I have never boiled water for either of my kids.

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