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Just wondering

is it ever ok to use regular water to make formula?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:59 PM on Jun. 25, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes, but you should always boil it ahead of time and let it get to room temp. before giving it to baby. there are chemicals in our tap water so it's best to boil it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:02 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • I used it straight out of the tap. Our water is good and she is perfectly fine.

    Answer by Lauren24 at 12:04 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • how about regular bottled water?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:04 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • Sure.
    If you have well water or if your child has VERY large health issues, you should boil it.
    You do not need to boil regular city water for a normal baby. Boiling kills bacteria and viruses, it does not remove any chemicals.

    Keep in mind that the bottled water you buy in the store is simply repackaged city water. There are no regulations that require extra filters and no inspections to make sure those filters are maintained or cleaned. Often, the bottled waters test lower than city water.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 12:08 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • If you are really worried to go to your water company and they will give you a list of what is in the community water. You can then compare the levels to what the CDC says is appropriate for fluoride and ect. Most water does not have a fluoride content over 0.7mg/L. If yours does use bottled water or a low fluoride water jug from the store.

    Answer by Lauren24 at 12:11 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • you risk your baby contracting gastroenteritis though

    Answer by mummylovebaby at 1:17 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • I use tap water from 3 months on, but I use distilled water before that. (88 cents a gallon at Wal-Mart!!!!)

    Answer by MommyJ0697 at 2:24 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

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