Nursery Water

Lauren - posted on 09/06/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Here I go with questions again. But when I was in the hospital after my son was born, they said when I give him formula to use the nursery water. Now I am reading all sorts of stuff about the floride being really bad for him. He hasn't been sick from it so far, I mean he seems to be a picture of health, but now I am concerned that he could get sick over time if I keep using it. Should I continue to use it, or should I use something else, if so what should I use?

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Jessica - posted on 09/07/2009

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i was told by my midwife to use tap water as the fluride and minerals in the tap water are good for him and important for healthy teeth. I was doing his bottles with spring water from the shop because thats what my husband and i drink, but she said no definatly use tap water and boil it. So it must be okay for them.

Charlie - posted on 09/07/2009

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we were told by our doctor and midwife to use plain cooled , boiled water .

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Danielle - posted on 09/10/2009

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actually you can just use regular bottled water (in the jugs) instead of nursery water. my husband read all the things that are in all of them and its the same. nursery water is more expensive anyways

Jamie - posted on 09/10/2009

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Are you on city water? Not a well. Then yuse your tap if you are, that's what my doc said

Melissa - posted on 09/10/2009

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okay well I have been in your situation..... with my first child (now 9 years) I bought the "nursery water" and kept it on the counter (with the lid on it) ... so I could just mix and go.... and she has always had extremely white teeth... HOWEVER she also only drinks milk and water (since she was small) soooo not sure the benefits of the "nursery" water......NOW on the flip side...with my 5 year old ..... I still bought water...but it was the 58 cent distilled or spring water in the gallon jugs..again that was for convience because I kept it on the counter too..... He on the other hand...loves soda, juice and milk (STILL HAS HEALTHY TEETH)....lol so I'm sure there are benefits but the cheap water is just as effective. I can say I only used tap water a couple of times because when we traveled the change in water upset his tummy :(

Stefanie - posted on 09/09/2009

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IMO, you should not use anything with fluoride in it. It is more toxic than lead and lead has no safe amount to be ingested. I would use Reverse Osmosis water.

Nicole - posted on 09/09/2009

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You can buy distilled water. It is sterile like nursery water but without any additives:)

Ashley - posted on 09/09/2009

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Quoting Liz:

Flouride will not hurt him unless he's allergic.

If he was allergic you would know by now.

Please please please continue to give him flouridated water. You dont want to see what happens to kids who dont have flouridated water.

My ex hubbys little sister didnt get any flouride until she was 4 and by then it was too late. ALL of her teeth are rotten, including the buds that have yet to come in. She's going to end up with a full mouth of falsies because her mom just wasnt aware.



i heard the same thing! a friend of my partner, his wife rotted both of her kids teeth because they didnt have water with fluoride in it.

Crystal - posted on 09/09/2009

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I've been using nursery water for my son too, since the day he was born. He is almost three months and he is fine. I would just trust your instincts...mother knows best.

Robyn - posted on 09/09/2009

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flouride should not hurt they suggest the fluroride because it helps their gums and then their teeth stay healthy, if you live in town your probley on the citys water where there is fluroride in the water but if your on a well there is no flouride

Liz - posted on 09/07/2009

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Flouride will not hurt him unless he's allergic.

If he was allergic you would know by now.

Please please please continue to give him flouridated water. You dont want to see what happens to kids who dont have flouridated water.

My ex hubbys little sister didnt get any flouride until she was 4 and by then it was too late. ALL of her teeth are rotten, including the buds that have yet to come in. She's going to end up with a full mouth of falsies because her mom just wasnt aware.

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If your worried about fluoride you may want to double check your city's water supply. I used tap water as well for formula.



The city where I live only fluoridates the military base's water supply but leaves it out for the rest of the city (I had no clue until I googled it as i was curious about it)

the problem then becomes how willing you are to find un-fluoridated water if your city does add it to the tap water.



There are many things i have found out that worry me about fluoride in the water, and some of it does have long term effects.



If your lucky enough to live in a city without fluoridated water just switch and then boil it until your little one has a stronger immune system.



Oh and dont believe everything the hospital tells you, ive had three kids and each time i went to the hospital i ended up with different advice on what to do and how to do it. Basically i had to tell them I was pretty sure I knew what i was doing when my last son was born.



The best advice is to do some footwork yourself and ask around!

Jamie - posted on 09/07/2009

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I used regular water. Personally i think that water is a gimick to make you spend money. Especially when your child has no teeth!

Ashley - posted on 09/07/2009

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i do the same as Evie. formula is expensive enough i wasnt about to go buy water. in the hospital they never told me to use nursery water and they knew i was formula feeding. i used tap water for both my boys and they areboth fine

Evie - posted on 09/06/2009

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All i every used was tap water and boiled it then put in the bottles and put it in the fridge...

Christina - posted on 09/06/2009

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theres as water you can buy in the stores for things like that but i dont see why it would hurt him. but thats my oppinion but you can also call someone who knows like a doctor or something but i would do what your mommy instinct tells yea:) it will all work out:-)

Christina - posted on 09/06/2009

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theres as water you can buy in the stores for things like that but i dont see why it would hurt him. but thats my oppinion but you can also call someone who knows like a doctor or something but i would do what your mommy instinct tells yea:) it will all work out:-)

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