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Old 05-21-2008, 03:11 PM   #21
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Re: Giving water to babies / water for bottles ?'s

My dd also gets about 2 oz of plain water a day in a bottle.


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Old 05-22-2008, 11:23 PM   #22
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Re: Giving water to babies / water for bottles ?'s

Mine is 6 months old, and i started giving him some sips of water (from my grown-up glass) a few weeks ago, mostly because he kept being intensely interested in it whenever i drank. it's just filtered tap water. at his 6-month appointment i asked the pediatrician if giving him water was ok at this age and he said it was totally fine to give him up to a couple of ounces per day, just not to go overboard.

he's been breastfed since birth but w/ some formula supplementation since 3 months. for that i used regular tap water (not boiled) until about a month ago, when i bought a regular filter (the type you attach to the faucet). i used to use warm water from the tap, but then read somewhere that this is ok for one bottle but not recommended for larger quantities -- it can collect too much lead or other substances from the pipes. so i started pouring just cold filtered tap water, and then heating it up quickly on the stove (but not boiling) to warm it up (so that the formula would dissolve better -- my little guy doesnt actually care if what he's drinking is warm or cold). it only takes a minute on the stove to warm up. but sometimes i just use cold/lukewarm filtered tap water.
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Re: Giving water to babies / water for bottles ?'s

all my grandsons bottles are made from tap, since he had to go on formula at about 2 months old.

We all drink straight out of the tap.
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:48 AM   #24
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Re: Giving water to babies / water for bottles ?'s

our tap water tastes like I think a rubber tire would so we use bottled for Greysons bottles. I use a combo of nursery (1st bottle on the day) and distilled (other 2 bottles) everyday.
ETA: I only dirnk bottled water because our tap water is NASTY

I have been giving him water in a sippy cup since he was 5months old but at that time it was jsut to get him used to the cup. he didnt really start drinking from it till around 7m but did take a few sips a day at 6m.

now i give it to him between bottles and with solid meals and I think he still only gets 2oz or so a day. We dont do juice so its the only thing he gets other than formula.
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