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if you formula feed Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
11th May '13

If you formula feed what water do you use in the bottle? Striaght from tap? Boiled water after its cooled? Bottle water? Nursery water?




I use warm water straight from the tap and am tired of hearing how that's gonna make my baby grow up to be retarded and kill his brain.

JΔ$ Georgia 78871 posts
status 11th May '13

Bottled water or filtered tap water.

m o m ♥ 2 kids; Ontario 7948 posts
11th May '13

I used bottled water because I myself won't even drink tap.
Just tastes to chlorinated (mine does anyway)




I'm sure your baby will be fine.

BlackVelvet 1 child; 1 angel baby; Aurora, Illinois 4404 posts
11th May '13

For the first few months nursery water after that tap

Iyahna :^P 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Southern California, CA, United States 14292 posts
11th May '13

Bottled water.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
11th May '13

I always used tap, but it was filtered. I don't like the chlorine taste, and I don't like the fluoride they put in, and my filters get all that out.

Moo-mmyஐ 52 kids; New York 27164 posts
11th May '13

We got the refillable jugs from walmart and used that water

* Clairebear * 1 child; Ireland 2941 posts
11th May '13

Cooled boiled water. Here it's recommended to use boiled water till 12 months. And the water where I live is horrible anyway so I wouldn't use it without boiling first.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5437 posts
11th May '13

Depends on your city. Check their water reports.

Emma's Mama ♥ 1 child; 1089 posts
11th May '13

I just use tap water. BUT, I have heard that you shouldn't use warm tap water.. Only cold and then warm it afterwards.

orchidlovingmama 2 kids; Santa Rosa, California 1769 posts
11th May '13

There's a ton of chlorine, salts, sometimes flouride, and who knows what other solids in there. I don't drink tap and I wouldn't expect a baby to. Im very accustomed to drinking purified water, but every once in a while we run out and I have a glass if tap, it smells so much like chlorine that it feels like I'm drinking bleach water. And I swear it Burns my throat. Granted I am used to purified clean water so its a lot more potent to me than someone who is used to tap water. That being said, to each their own I just wouldn't ever give it to my baby if I did formula feed.

Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
11th May '13
Quoting Mama to EC:" I just use tap water. BUT, I have heard that you shouldn't use warm tap water.. Only cold and then warm it afterwards."


ive heard that too, but at the same time your not suppose to put it in the microwave so then you end up having to boil water anyway to warm the water in the bottle up and it takes 15 minutes to do that and at 4:00 in the morning when I am half asleep fixing a bottle while my son is screaming for food I am not gonna spend 15-20 minutes letting him scream his head off probably to the point of throwing up so I can do things the "proper" way, KWIM?

Emma's Mama ♥ 1 child; 1089 posts
11th May '13

I have had friends hound me about using tap water with my baby asking if I knew how dangerous it was and blah blah blah. It's not something I'm worried about. We drink tap water and so does she, and we live in an area where the water is OK. At the pedi they ask me if I have city water and if I use it for her bottles. Some people insist on using bottled water... You might be interested to check out the movie "Tapped" ... Bottled water isn't all we think it is!

Emma's Mama ♥ 1 child; 1089 posts
11th May '13
Quoting Brantley + 1:" ive heard that too, but at the same time your not suppose to put it in the microwave so then you end ... [snip!] ... 15-20 minutes letting him scream his head off probably to the point of throwing up so I can do things the "proper" way, KWIM?"


I definitely do!! Lol

Emma's Mama ♥ 1 child; 1089 posts
11th May '13

I used to warm my daughter's bottles and then I realized that she didn't mind it cold so I just stopped warming them. Have you tried this with your son? It is definitely easier!