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Water - when is tap water OK?

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KingRolo Thu 17-Sep-09 16:40:25

Just that really. When can you start giving babies tap water instead of cooled boiled water?

diedandgonetodevon Thu 17-Sep-09 16:41:34

When they reach 6 months.

FaintlyMacabre Thu 17-Sep-09 16:41:49

I did from 6 months.

KingRolo Thu 17-Sep-09 16:44:40


I have been giving cooled boiled water until now and DD is 11 months.

It just occurred to me that it might not be necessary any more!

Thanks guys!

SofaKingSpecial Mon 21-Sep-09 17:45:42

Thank god for that!

I've been giving tap water to my six month old for the past couple of weeks.

My baby group think I'm about to kill him.

The way I reasoned is that if he picks everything up and shoves it in his mouth (including the dog) then why should I bother boiling?

notasausage Tue 20-Oct-09 21:19:08

I thought it was a year but the water in the kettle never seems to be cool enough when I need it so DD (11 months) has had tap water a few times. Same thought as SofaKing re eating everything she can get her hands on hmm

BertieBotts Wed 21-Oct-09 10:30:12

Yes, it's 6 months. Still boiled water for formula until 1 year though

I think some baby books say 12 months for tap water, Annabel Karmel's weaning guide does.

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