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Aaliah1234 Sat 13-Jan-18 16:39:11

Hi all,

I know I can give water but can I give bottled water or cool boiled water

TittyGolightly Sat 13-Jan-18 16:41:11

What’s wrong with tap water? How old is your baby?

ImAMarshmellow Sat 13-Jan-18 16:49:58

If they are under 6 months cooled boiled water. If they are over 6 months tap water will be fine

Aaliah1234 Sat 13-Jan-18 18:49:07

He's 6 months. Can I not give mineral water

TittyGolightly Sat 13-Jan-18 18:59:50

Some mineral waters aren’t suitable for babies.

TittyGolightly Sat 13-Jan-18 19:00:47

Mineral water generally has higher levels of sodium (salt) than tap water.

Celticlassie Thu 18-Jan-18 13:51:24

Why would you give mineral water instead of tap water? As a pp said, the salt levels are generally higher in bottled water than tap water.

FartnissEverbeans Fri 26-Jan-18 17:09:49

If you look at the NHS guidelines on mineral consumption and compare it to the mineral content of the vast majority of bottled waters you'll find that they're generally nowhere even approaching unsafe. In fact Evian is specifically marketed for babies in France (hence the rollerskating babies in the advert).

I know because I live abroad and we can't use the tap water here, so I had to check all the different brands before we used them to make up our son's formula.

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