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UV filter for powdered formula

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greynunu Fri 28-Oct-16 14:00:09

We're looking at getting a water filter that has both a physical filter for the impurities plus a UV filter to kill bacteria (99.99%).

The salesperson told me it is safe for making up formula, no need to boil. I have been trying to do my own research to confirm this claim but there is surprisingly little coming up.

Does anyone have any experience of using UV filtered water with formula?

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ItsAllGoingToBeFine Fri 28-Oct-16 14:01:56

With formula it is the bacteria in the milk powder that is the problem, not bacteria in the water. You need to use hot water to kill bacteria in the milk powder.

blamethecat Fri 28-Oct-16 14:02:09

Isn't it the formula itself that needs the bacteria killing not the water used to make it up ?

dementedpixie Fri 28-Oct-16 14:07:44

I agree that the bacteria is in the formula powder not the water so the water needs to be boiled anyway

TooPlain Fri 28-Oct-16 14:24:32

Normal tap water is safe anyway but you neeed the hot water to kill the bacteria in the powder as others have said.

greynunu Fri 28-Oct-16 15:40:28

Good point, thank you. I believe we can have a third custom setting in addition to boiling and cold so I could ask for this to be 75 degrees to at least cut out a little of the cooling time (but still within guidelines).

We're getting the filter as our water is very hard and tastes awful, I got over excited thinking there was the added bonus of quicker baby bottles!

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