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Quick question re - Evian water salt content

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Shoobiedoo Fri 03-Aug-07 15:29:21

About to stew some pear for my 4 month old son - can I use Evian?

meandmyflyingmachine Fri 03-Aug-07 15:30:40

Why Evian?

Shoobiedoo Fri 03-Aug-07 15:33:27

Dunno Cos it's either that (the bottled water we happened to have in the house) or water filtered with a Brita filter - our tap water is horrid, scummy and bleachy tasting.

I don't mind either way as long as it's not unfiltered tap water.

Mercy Fri 03-Aug-07 15:34:01


It's not at all suitable I'm afraid. D you not have any tap water?

Mercy Fri 03-Aug-07 15:34:59

oh right. In that case use the filtered tap water.

meandmyflyingmachine Fri 03-Aug-07 15:35:25

Don't know about Evian. Tap would be fine (filtered of course ).

Shoobiedoo Fri 03-Aug-07 15:37:48

Are you sure filtered water is OK? I heard that the filter softens it by adding sodium. It says on some baby milk not to use filtered water.

lullamay Fri 03-Aug-07 15:41:46

I would have thought Evian was ok. Don't they use it in France to make up formula rather than going through the boiled water routine?

meandmyflyingmachine Fri 03-Aug-07 15:43:03

Gawd. I don't know. I use unfiltered tap.

tissy Fri 03-Aug-07 15:44:38

as afr as I can remember, water that is labelled SPRING water is OK for bottles (and therefore should be OK for cooking for a baby), water labelled MINERAL water is not OK. Filtered tap water may contain bacteria, as the filters can sit for a month in the water, but tap water, unfiltered, as revolting as it may taste is quite safe.

ib Fri 03-Aug-07 15:45:22

Evian is used in France to make babies' bottles, it says on it that it's suitable for use from birth. So I would have thought it should be OK.

Mercy Fri 03-Aug-07 15:46:12

Have just found this advice re bottled water

NAB3 Fri 03-Aug-07 15:46:17

Make sure you boil the water first. BTW Pears are very watery. Are you sure you need to add water?

Mercy Fri 03-Aug-07 15:50:50

Have just noticed your ds is 4 months old; he should still be having milk tbh.

NAB3 Fri 03-Aug-07 15:54:41

Felt the same but didn't like to set anything off.

meandmyflyingmachine Fri 03-Aug-07 15:56:59

I was about to add a tentative comment along the lines of waiting until 6 months allows you to dispense with the purees. Which makes life much easier IME.

But don't want to cause a ruck. Weaned ds at 4 months, dd at 6, well, 7, which is how I know...

Shoobiedoo Fri 03-Aug-07 15:59:36

Yes I know about the milk, I am not really sold on weaning him at all, wanted to BF for as long as poss, only he is big for his age and has been staring at us eating and has twice tried to grab food from me as I was eating, I was just curious to see what he would make of it. Was only going to offer him a teaspoon.

VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 03-Aug-07 15:59:39

Evian fine.

Pears (at 4 months) not really okay.

But, I'm a stalwart for guidelines

meandmyflyingmachine Fri 03-Aug-07 16:01:50

The big thing is misleading. DD was even bigger than DS (99.7th centile and 98th centile respectively) and she did just fine on milk. Honestly, if you're not sold on it and want an easier life then I would wait. Pre-6 month purees are a right faff.

meandmyflyingmachine Fri 03-Aug-07 16:04:19

But I'm not nagging...

VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 03-Aug-07 16:06:29

absolutely meandmy. Too much of a faff....

Shoobiedoo Fri 03-Aug-07 16:12:49

Sheesh, I was only wondering. I am not one of those feed-em-up-to-get-em-through-the-night types. Also, being lazy, I could do without pureeing for a while. It was really just to see if he would accept or reject it.

Shoobiedoo Fri 03-Aug-07 16:14:29

Sorry - overreacted a bit. Felt bossed about. I have issues with my mother. What can I say?

meandmyflyingmachine Fri 03-Aug-07 16:15:44


I am an evangelical sloth....

meandmyflyingmachine Fri 03-Aug-07 16:16:30

It is a treading on eggshells subject IME.

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