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luvlymum Wed 17-Aug-05 12:24:28

Does anyone know at what age babies don't need cooled boiled water anymore and can take tap water?

Aragon Wed 17-Aug-05 12:46:25


All the literature says 12 months. However, I gave DS tap water from about 8 months. I figured that as he used to chew the handle on the Tesco's trolley (yuk yuk)and stay healthy that tap water was hardly likely to cause any problems.

Seona1973 Wed 17-Aug-05 13:18:20

The food standards agency says you only need to boil tap water for babies under 6 months old although I only found that out recently and had boiled it for dd for most of her 1st year - could have saved myself some

FSA says: For babies under six months old, take water from the mains tap in the kitchen and boil it.

Janbo25 Wed 17-Aug-05 13:20:53

blimey i didn't realise that I will start giving my ds who is 7 months tap water then i think

luvlymum Wed 17-Aug-05 17:33:32

Thanks everyone for info my dd is nearly 7 months so tap water it is!!!

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