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water for formula?

I hate wasting all the plastic for bottled baby water, can I just boil the water from my tab and use that?(I have a filter for the sink)

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:07 PM on Jan. 24, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yes

    Answer by MrsMWF at 10:10 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • I have always just used filtered tap water. No need to use special water!

    Answer by missanc at 10:11 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • I just used it right out of the tap. There are no issues with it. If you are worried, ask your pediatrician.

    Answer by ashisamom at 10:12 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Yes. I used hot tap water, it is safe. But if you are worried boiling it and storing it is absolutely safe.

    Answer by Seven07 at 10:15 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • I used tap water for my one son, and he got diarea and spit up a lot. My doc. at the time, and the lady at the WIC office were horrified that I had even attempted it, and insisted that he had the diarea and was spitting up so much bc of the tap water. I switched to the gallon jugs and he still spit up a lot (ended up having to put him on soy), but the diarea stopped. So who knows. Maybe ask your dr, or just do what you feel is best.

    Answer by HappyEndings at 10:20 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • I agree if you have a filter on your sink it should be fine.

    Answer by genagina at 10:21 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • I just used regular tap water.

    Answer by Snewo at 10:27 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Um regular tap water was just fine for my kids.

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:31 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • I have formula fed 5 kids over the last 10 years (in 4 different states) and have always used plain tap water (only when we lived in PA did we have a filter on the tap). If it's drinkable for me it's fine for my kids, including the baby.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 10:36 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • I guess you can use tap water, but the tap water in my city has added flouride...I think its a bit too much for newborns...

    Answer by MaiasMommy619 at 10:37 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

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