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October 26th, 2011, 12:15 AM
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For formula fed babies what do people do for the water now a days? We used to have to boil the water on the stove, let it cool and then put it in the bottles. But I saw something called Nursery water the other day. What is that? Is bottled water safe for a baby now?

Yeah, I feel like a total newbie.
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October 26th, 2011, 12:25 AM
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You could buy a Brita pitcher and just filter the tap water if you're unsure about the quality. I think that's what we did. We filled the bottles with water to put in the diaper bag then we went out and mixed in the formula only when he was hungry.
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October 26th, 2011, 08:29 AM
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I use gallon drinking water that I buy. But only because we have well water and it's not the best for baby. If you have "city" water, you can use tap. Just be careful with anything with flouride. You don't want the stuff that adds flouride. It's not good for them. Also, I keep the water at room temp, so I just mix in the formula and they can drink it without having to warm it up or anything.
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October 26th, 2011, 08:58 AM
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They have special marketed water for babies, but it's the same as bottled water it just costs more.I agree with Jenny, I used gallons of purified drinking water for DD.
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October 26th, 2011, 08:59 AM
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I agree on the Brita filter. It actually makes our tap water taste really good (aka fresh with no flavor, lol). Nursery water I think is just a way to make people pay more for the same cheaper water in the gallon jug next to it.
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October 26th, 2011, 10:38 AM
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The health nurse and Chloe's pediatrician both say that the bottles etc. should be sterilized until 4 months or when they start putting things in their mouths. They also say that the water should be boiled on the stove for 5 minutes, then the bottles should be made 30 minutes after the water is turned off because powdered formula is not sterile and the water should still be hot enough to kill anything that's in it. I use this for making formula and I love it! The water in bottled water is filtered, free from flouride and many minerals but it is not sterile. I'm unsure about nursery water, but I would think it would be easy enough to boil water and save the money. I plan to start using bottled water at the same time I stop sterilizing her bottles.
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October 26th, 2011, 11:15 AM
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we just boil the tap water and use that
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October 26th, 2011, 11:25 AM
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I just used bottled purified drinking water, sometimes the nursery water if it was on sale up until he was about 4 months old, then we started using tap (daycare used tap so most of his bottles were tap anyway)

I'm hoping to avoid all of it this time and just go with BM.
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October 26th, 2011, 03:32 PM
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Ask your pediatrician, but when I had my son 3 years ago they told me to use the nursery water or tap water. Told me specifically NOT to use bottled water.
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October 26th, 2011, 06:25 PM
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I boiled water for the first month wiht Max and then switched to regular tap water after that. Our tap water does not have fluoride, and as far as i understand, that would be the only reason to use tap water (as infants shouldn't get fluoride right away, though I'm not sure why).
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October 26th, 2011, 06:26 PM
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I boiled water for the first month wiht Max and then switched to regular tap water after that. Our tap water does not have fluoride, and as far as i understand, that would be the only reason to use tap water (as infants shouldn't get fluoride right away, though I'm not sure why).
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October 26th, 2011, 07:13 PM
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I guess I am the odd one out because I use the nursery water and have for all my babies.
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October 27th, 2011, 10:47 AM
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I would always have freshly boiled water in the kettle ready and just warm it up when needed. I guess I do it the old fashion way. Now I use the microwave to warm up her milk.
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