Hi eveyone, my baby is 8 months old now and i was just wondering when it's ok to start giving her tap water instead of boiled water?

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Melissa - posted on 04/17/2009

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I never boiled water for either of my kids. Their dr told me that if the tap water is safe for me to drink then it is fine for them too.

Orangegloves - posted on 04/17/2009

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We gave her tap water in a sippy cup from 6 months and she's been fine. No stomach upsets or anything.

User - posted on 04/15/2009

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thank you all. i have started giving my daughter tap water now and she is fine so thanks again for all your comments they really helped.xxxxxxxxx

Stacy - posted on 04/15/2009

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My doc said it is fine to give my daughter tap water as long as the floride is less then 1 parts per million.

Terri-ann - posted on 04/08/2009

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i was told 6 months. I stuck to that personally as my daughter was a very sicky baby in the first few months of her life. It is up to you reli i think i dont know if being in a harder/ softer water area makes any difference?

Traci - posted on 03/17/2009

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I would ask your Pedi in regards to your water. Some fluoride is good but you do not want to over do it on the flouride. It is usually in tap water. If babies have too much fluoride it can discolor teeth and ect. Doctors usually know the levels in water.

Amanda - posted on 03/17/2009

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I never boiled water for either of my kids. We don't have city water and we have a filtration system through out water softener so I have always given my kids the filtrated water out of the tap. At 6 mos. my pediatrician gave me fluoride drops to give both my kids daily since we didn't have it in out water.

Jennifer - posted on 03/17/2009

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We started when they were 6 months. As long as the water is safe in your aea you should be fine.

Carrie - posted on 03/17/2009

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my doc told me that they need floride for there devopling teeth if you ask your doc to they should give you vitamins to give her once a day and you can go to tap. that is what they just did for my 7 month old

Dawn - posted on 03/17/2009

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i've never boiled water for either of my kids...and they are both just fine. their dr told me not to actually. she said that since we have city water it wasn't neccesary and she wanted them to get the flouride in the water. but if you don't gave city water check with your dr...but i think you'll be ok.

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