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Old 07-04-2008, 08:35 PM   #1
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What kind of water do you use?

Ever since our son was put on Neocate for allergies, I've been making his formula with boiled tap water. I've been doing this since late April, so I don't know why I'm only wondering about this now (mama brain?) ...

What do you use to mix with your baby's formula?

I don't normally buy bottled water, and I would rather not for baby unless it really is the best to use for his formula. We have a Brita filter pitcher for drinking water. I don't know how hard or bad our tap water is, though I do know our city started to add fluoride since November 2007.

I haven't asked DS' pedi yet, but so far I've read that fluoride is both good and bad. What have you heard or been told? Should I boil filtered water for baby's formula instead of boiling from tap? Or should I just grit my teeth and buy water??


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Old 07-04-2008, 08:47 PM   #2
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Re: What kind of water do you use?

We use neocate for our almost 4 mo. old too and we buy bottled great value (walmart) distilled water (gallons).
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Re: What kind of water do you use?

nursery water is what we use. we were told flouride is good. you hear so many different things it is hard to know what is right.
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Re: What kind of water do you use?

I have always used just straight tap water, he's been FF since 1 week old.
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Re: What kind of water do you use?

we are a neocate house too...we use straight tap water. afa floride goes, where we live if they dont have it in the water the ped will give a script for it at 6 months anyways.
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Is there any reason why filtered water would be bad?
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Re: What kind of water do you use?

the brita is good...it wont take out any floride thats in the water, i think it pulls out anything that doesnt taste very good KWIM? we have one too and i cant stand out tap water but i will drink it after its gone though the brita
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Re: What kind of water do you use?

Hmm we have a brita filter on our tap too.. we've always used distilled gallon water.... at what age is it recommended to do just tap water. I've been told by healthy friends (shaklee lover) that tap water is bad.
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Re: What kind of water do you use?

my dd is 18 months and didnt start the formula until she was 12 months, but our pedi;s have always said to use tap water
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Re: What kind of water do you use?

we used bottle water, untill all of that BPA plastic stuff came out, and after doing some research on the regulations of bottled water, we no2w just used filtered tap water.

Oh and we use neocate too
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