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giving tap water to toddlers?

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adee1974 Wed 23-Jul-08 22:11:26

Our dd is now nearly 18 mo and I was wondering if its ok to give her tap water. What would you advise? Thanks smile

snickersnack Wed 23-Jul-08 22:11:57

From 6 months, I think. Mine lived to tell the tale.

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CHOCOLATEPEANUT Wed 23-Jul-08 22:12:15

why not?

Spoo Wed 23-Jul-08 22:12:17

I think tap is fine. What water are you giving her now?

cyanarasamba Wed 23-Jul-08 22:12:35

DS is 16m, I have been giving tap water for 6 months....

Tis fine after a year I think.

Thomcat Wed 23-Jul-08 22:13:32

My 10 month old went from breastmilk only for 6 months to solids, tap water and breastmilk from 6 months and 1 day!

andiem Wed 23-Jul-08 22:13:33

mine has had tap since 6 months as well goes well with the puddle water he likes to lickhmm

bluenosesaint Wed 23-Jul-08 22:14:08

I have given all my dd's tap water since they were around 7 months old.

Whar are you giving her atm?

bluenosesaint Wed 23-Jul-08 22:14:51

what blush

Seona1973 Wed 23-Jul-08 22:17:11

tap water is fine as a drink from 6 months. DS probably had it a couple of weeks before then as I couldnt be bothered waiting for the boiled water to cool.

adee1974 Wed 23-Jul-08 22:20:56

Sorry for the confusion, I meant as in straight from the tap, silly question and I feel dumb now as I usually give her cool boiled water. Thanks all for the advice blush

33k Wed 23-Jul-08 22:22:54

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Jajas Wed 23-Jul-08 22:24:47

Bottled water for children?


IdrisTheDragon Wed 23-Jul-08 22:25:36

I gave DS and DD ordinary tap water (ie not boiled first) from around 6 months.

StealthPolarBear Wed 23-Jul-08 22:25:52

DS has, seemed silly to worry about it when he would drink the (wee wee) bath water!

adee1974 Wed 23-Jul-08 22:34:39

Thanks again all

Umlellala Wed 23-Jul-08 22:47:08

thames water don't even add fluoride... hmm

we used tap from 6mo-ish

partaria Wed 23-Jul-08 23:01:52

oh dear, should i have stopped ds3 drinking from the hose pipe at 12m ?

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