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Do I have to boil & cool bottled water for formula?

(9 Posts)
EvieBear Sun 16-Aug-09 02:56:45

I can't do this as will be in the airport - is that ok?

oopsacoconut Sun 16-Aug-09 06:35:46

There are certain bottled waters that are okay to give babies but not all are suitable. Can you not get some ready made formula cartons? Most airports have a Boots airside and if you phone beforehand they will keeps some for you and you can use it. Or you could ask one of the coffee shops/retaurants to boil you some wate for a bottle.

EvieBear Sun 16-Aug-09 09:42:49

great idea- thanks oopsa!

castille Sun 16-Aug-09 09:47:54

No need to boil bottled

Most bottled waters are suitable for babies, only highly mineralised ones (such as Contrex) aren't. Spa waters are fine.

MrLSG Sun 16-Aug-09 15:13:48

Bottled waters described as "Spring" waters should be okay. Bottled waters described as "Mineral" waters are not okay - due to the amount of minerals they contain.

Seona1973 Sun 16-Aug-09 15:40:41

you are still supposed to boil the water as the water is not sterile. The water is also supposed to be hot to kill the bacteria in the formula powder. Cartons would be a much easier option

MrsBadger Sun 16-Aug-09 15:43:59

Seona you care close
you are supposed to boil the water as the POWDER is not sterile, and needs hot water to kill any bugs in it

sterility of the water is not an issue, if it's clean enough to drink it's ok

take some cartoons, small ones, save the hassle imo

castille Sun 16-Aug-09 16:25:17

Actually most mineral waters are fine.

French parents have been using Evian and other mineral waters forever to make up formula, no boiling necessary. Evian is positively advertised here as the "best" water for babies.

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