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Old 03-19-2012, 08:58 AM   #1
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Is tap water okay?

I am weaning my 9 month old, and have been giving him tap water to drink out of his cup, but he's never really gotten more than a few ounces a day. When DD was weaned to formula we were living in Morocco, so I boiled her water daily. do I need to do the same here?
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:40 AM   #2
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Re: Is tap water okay?

Where do you live? We never boiled our water, we just gave DD tap water, even to mix her formula. If you are concerned, contact your city or water company for a water quality report, which will give you detailed information about what is in your water.
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I think depends where you live, Our city was voted 3rd best water in the world, but I still use the gallons of gerber water.
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Re: Is tap water okay?

Younger than that, I'd boil. But, its fine to use tap. I'd just filter it (fridge or britta)
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I think tap is probably just fine
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Unless there's something wrong with your water, you don't need to boil it. I might filter it if it tastes odd, but it should be fine. Even for formula making they don't recommend boiling or sterilizing past about 4 months.
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Unless there's something wrong with your water, you don't need to boil it. I might filter it if it tastes odd, but it should be fine. Even for formula making they don't recommend boiling or sterilizing past about 4 months.
thanks- I drink it straight from the tap so I'm not too worried!
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We had well water so we didn't use that. We used distilled water. As to whether I'll use tap water w/ our next baby, I'll have to read our local water reports.
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Re: Is tap water okay?

With the last 2, we used nursery water for a while and then tap. With this one, we use distilled water and will do-so until he's off of formula. Our water here is heavily treated. It tastes like pool water to me. If I won't drink it myself, I'm not about to give it to my 6 month old.

If your water tastes good to you, chances are it's just fine for your baby.
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Re: Is tap water okay?

ive always used tap water even in my kids formula the day they came home from the hospital. i think shell b ok
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