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How old was your baby when you started using tap water for bottles?

My son is 7 1/2 months old. I use bottled water for his bottles, juice, and everything else. I was just wondering when it is safe to use tap water

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Asked by jeni0323 at 1:42 PM on Dec. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I always used tap water. Our water supply is just fine.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:47 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • Tap water here issues

    Answer by chefronswife at 2:24 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • I always used tap water. The ped tested our tap water years ago when we moved in (for our older children).

    Answer by missanc at 2:34 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • we have a water purifier/softener so we've always used out tap. My mom used bottled until my daughter was about one. Not sure she changed it. It jsut depends on your water quality.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:44 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • I personally don't ever use tap water, ever. Fluoride is NOT recommended for babies anymore, so says the ADA.
    Continue to get filtered water but make sure it's been purified using the process called reverse osmosis. That gets all the bad things out.
    Seriously, some nasty chemicals in tap. Don't do it.

    Answer by Autumn22 at 3:04 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • It depends where you live and how clean and safe your water is... maybe call your water company and see what they recommend... people have been drinking tap for ever.. i've used tap for my daughter.. a little minerals won't hurt him

    Answer by Jan0609momma at 3:17 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • I always used it.

    Answer by mompam at 3:38 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • I always used Nursery Water for my babies bottles. It is sold at stores by the bottled water!

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    Answer by lovinglife1127 at 3:42 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • I've always used tap water and haven't had any problems.

    Answer by xavierlogan09 at 3:45 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • My son started tap at 4 months old per doctor's orders.

    Answer by rjpetty605 at 5:01 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

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