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Water in Spain for 6month old

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Ihatemyneighbours1234 Tue 24-Jul-18 08:45:51

Hoping someone can help as I can’t seem to find a clear answer anywhere!

6 and a half month old breastfed baby, she’s weaning and drinks water. Here in the UK you can use straight from the tap at 6months old. We’re going to Spain in a week and wondered if anyone knows what she can drink? Is Evian safe straight from the bottle into her cup? Does it need to be boiled? Thanks!

dementedpixie Tue 24-Jul-18 08:52:31

Bottled water for drinking. No need to boil it. Check for lowest sodium level you can find

Cbeebiessavesmyafternoon Tue 24-Jul-18 08:56:52

We took DS to Spain when he was 11months old. He just had bottled water, didn't boil it. DH did check all the bottles in the supermarket for lowest sodium level though!

dementedpixie Tue 24-Jul-18 08:58:31

www.babycentre.co.uk/x554972/how-can-i-manage-bottle-feeding-while-we-are-on-holiday

Says: When giving bottled water as a drink, boil it if your baby is under six months old

Also:
When buying bottled water, check the mineral content of the water. Steer clear of bottled water with a high mineral content, and try to use still water that’s low in sodium. Look for Na on the label, which means sodium, and choose one that contains 200mg or less of Na per litre. Check the levels of sulphate (SO or SO4), too. The sulphate levels should be no higher than 250mg per litre

0hT00dles Tue 24-Jul-18 08:59:52

In Spain there’s usually a little pink bottle mark on the water meant for kids with the lowest sodium levels. Keep an eye for that! I’ll get the exact name of one particular brand that’s really good.....

Ihatemyneighbours1234 Tue 24-Jul-18 09:35:00

Thanks for the help, does anyone know the name of the water they’ve previously used? Right ok so if there’s a pic of a baby it is safe and doesn’t need to be boiled. Excellent

dementedpixie Tue 24-Jul-18 09:37:42

It doesn't matter which brand as long as you check the sodium and sulphate levels

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