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catnaps1995 Sun 26-Jan-20 07:07:42

We are going on holiday in May and our daughter will be 9 months old....obviously I am very anxious about it (part of me doesn't want to go). Anyway by 9 months she will be drinking a small amount of water with food as well as her usual breast milk. My partner says you shouldn't drink straight from the tap when your out there (we are staying in a hotel) and that we should drink bottled water as the tap water can make us ill but bottled water can make our daughter ill due to salt and mineral content. Can I boil and cool down the tap water or am I stuck? I feel like it will be quite difficult to get bottled water out there where I can easily check if the salt content is lower than 200mg per litre because it may be in a different language?
As you can tell u am very anxious. I wish we were going away in the uk but my partner insisted on us going abroad.

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DesLynamsMoustache Sun 26-Jan-20 07:11:14

I would just use bottled. She won't be taking enough of it for the salt content to matter. The issue is when you're using it to make multiple full bottles of formula a day, not to have a few sips with a meal.

justtheonethen Sun 26-Jan-20 07:14:06

Evian is safe for babies and generally available anywhere. If you can't get it I would use bottled over boiled tap. She won't get enough of it to worry about the salt.

Marmitepasta Sun 26-Jan-20 07:19:53

French people make all their babies bottles of formula with bottled water so I think you'll be fine. They mostly use Evian and some other brands that I can't remember now.

Marmitepasta Sun 26-Jan-20 07:21:09

Not I think you'll be fine. She ll definitely be fine. Try to stop stressing and enjoy your hol!

PullingMySocksUp Sun 26-Jan-20 07:21:42

Where are you going? Prob need to know that to answer the boiling question.

catnaps1995 Sun 26-Jan-20 07:40:31

Going to Spain.
Thank you for replying. Obviously it's just anxiety playing it's tricks again.

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PullingMySocksUp Sun 26-Jan-20 07:47:51

You can goodness some water brands before you go.
Also google translate ‘salt and sodium’ and then you can work it out.

Google where in Spain you’re going and drinking water because most areas are fine these days.

PullingMySocksUp Sun 26-Jan-20 07:48:10

Google not goodness!

Avacadoandtoast Sun 26-Jan-20 08:04:37

We went to Thailand when DS was 8 months old and I had the same worries after everything I’d read online - I was actually really surprised that we were able to read the contents of all bottled water we picked up and it was all significantly below the upper limits.

SooticaTheWitchesCat Mon 27-Jan-20 13:30:16

Drink bottled water and just check the mineral and salt content on the bottle. To be honest for a couple of weeks it won't matter, there isn't that much salt in any water for you to worry about.

drivingtofrance Mon 27-Jan-20 23:43:05

If you are going to a popular holiday resort in Spain then the tap water is fine to drink. Might taste a little different but is safe.

Bottled water is cheap and available. I don't think you need to worry about the minerals and salts as it isn't the main source of water for your baby's feeds.

It will all be fine. Enjoy the holiday.

Embracelife Tue 28-Jan-20 11:27:19

Spain is fine eg evian they use bottled water from birth to make milk.
I think they have a baby symbol on them .and at 9 months old you dont need to worry so much. But her ethic card and travel insurance.
Also ask gp about some CBT maybe online courses to address the anxiety

Embracelife Tue 28-Jan-20 11:27:52

Get EHIC card I mean

Embracelife Tue 28-Jan-20 11:34:24

You dont need to understand spanish

the first long table lists all spanish brands suitable from birth nacimiento

The second from 6 months 6 meses

Embracelife Tue 28-Jan-20 11:35:23

Obviously you can use the ones from birth also after 6 months as well

saywhatwhatnow Tue 28-Jan-20 11:37:49

We went to mainland Spain with our formula fed 12 week old and all the water safe for babies (and making up formula) had a picture of a baby/baby bottle in a small circle on the label to indicate they were safe.

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