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Old 07-05-2008, 07:16 PM   #11
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Re: What kind of water do you use?

We have used distilled water as the pedi and wic lady said it was best.

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Old 07-05-2008, 07:19 PM   #12
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Re: What kind of water do you use?

We used distilled when all my kids were babies and now we use all natural spring water.
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:38 PM   #13
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I guess I have to do more research because I have heard many people say that distilled water is actually bad for children because it doesn't contain the minerals needed naturally in the body, and therefore the children end up deficient in them? Not sure if this is true but I have a few friends that drink distilled only and were told, as well as researched themselves, that distilled water was NOT good to give their children. Therefore they didn't.
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:48 PM   #14
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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
Do you know if your tap water has added fluoride? I have to ask our pedi about this, but I've heard that it's both good and bad for baby, and I don't know if the filter does anything.
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Re: What kind of water do you use?

We also use just plain old tap water. And Ive also heard that distilled water sould NOT be used for infant formula.
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:01 AM   #16
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Re: What kind of water do you use?

We use water that has gone through Reverse Osmosis if we can, and occasional tap water if not to make DD's elecare. WE are not comfortable, nor is her ped, with the high levels of fluoride and the risks associated with them. I figure she gets the needed amount of fluoride in 4-6 ounces of water (which she drinks by mouth) so we try to make sure to get RO water from the local natural/health food co-op to avoid pollutants/fluoride. She does better and doesn't have mystery reactions on RO water as compared with tap. BUt she also gets a lot of water. She takes 48 ounces of 24 cal elecare with is 42 ounces of free water per day!! She'd be drowning in fluoride if we did all tap.
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Re: What kind of water do you use?

I have used tap water for both of my babies. We'd only use nursery water when we went on long car trips.
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We boiled our water for the first 3 months, then switched to spring water. The local hospital gave us a parenting book that said to do this. My DD is doing really well with the spring water.
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Re: What kind of water do you use?

I just use water straight out of the tap. Our ped said this is fine and is what most people in our area do. as long as you our sure that your tap water is safe, it shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: What kind of water do you use?

We have high iron and flouride in our well water - and although we have various filters and a RO, it was suggested for the 1st three months to use boiled spring water. Then, from 3 months onwards, we just used spring water. Now that DS is older, we've been sticking with our RO tap water.
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