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BigBeeristheBigBeer Sun 23-Sep-07 21:25:54

Can I stop boiling water for my 9 month old DD's formula now? I just heated up tap water and put the milk powder in earlier, as I thought oh well WTF. But is it ok generally?

kittywits Sun 23-Sep-07 22:25:25

I'm not sure, but i would have thought so smile

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kittywits Sun 23-Sep-07 22:29:14

I use a mixture of freashly boiled and cold tap, never had a prob.

yelnats Sun 23-Sep-07 22:35:55

mmm not sure - dont think I would do it. With dd1 I used boiled water always when making up formula. dd2 is breastfed with occasional bottle and I always boil the water. I have a friend who still boils her dd's drinking water and she is 22 months shock - I really dont think theres any need to boil after 1 year.

MegBusset Sun 23-Sep-07 22:36:06

Don't know about formula 'cause DS is BF, but I have been giving him tap water to drink for a month now, with no ill effects (he is 7mo)

BigBeeristheBigBeer Sun 23-Sep-07 22:54:39

When I've offered her water (from 6 months) I've given it her from the tap. Not that she'll drink it unless she's parched.

So I guess I should have been boiling that...

Anyone know why we have to boil it? As all tap water is treated in this country?

willowsmom Fri 28-Sep-07 21:29:57

You actually never needed to boil the water (provided you don't have well-water). People will still tell you you need to but you don't. Ask your doctor. I never once did.

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