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Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
11th May '13
Quoting Mama to EC:" I have had friends hound me about using tap water with my baby asking if I knew how dangerous it was ... [snip!] ... on using bottled water... You might be interested to check out the movie "Tapped" ... Bottled water isn't all we think it is!"


yeah that's what my pedi asked to when I had to switch to formula, she has no problem with it, and where we live our water is good as well. If we have bottled water my husband will drink the crap out of it and a 24 pack will only last a week maybe half a week and we just cant afford to be going out and buying THAT much bottled water and nursery water. I mean hell my son drinks like 6 8 oz bottles a day along with plain water with his meals. We would be broke if we were buying bottled water and/or nursery water for his bottles, just a gallon of nursery water where we are is $4 and some change with tax.

newmommie12 17 kids; Michigan 601 posts
11th May '13

I have never heard of it making them retarted I use bottled water we buy a case of what ever is we come across at sams club and I also buy a 2-3 gallons of water at the store too. We live in a city and the tap water is fine to use but I won't drink it I have ran out before and had to use tap water it just upset my sons tummy.

Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
11th May '13
Quoting Mama to EC:" 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!"


im scared to because when he was 4 months old even a slightly room temperature bottle made him spit up a ton so we had to make sure his bottles were warm and I haven't given him a cold bottle since, even when our electricity got turned off for a few hours I went to our neighbors house to get warm water because I wasn't gonna give my son a cold bottle knowing it upset his tummy.

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4828 posts
11th May '13

I always use tap and was praised for by all of my kids pediatricians(we moved a lot) because it has fluoride in it.

Iyahna :^P Southern California, CA, United States 13488 posts
11th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Moo-mmyஐ:</b>" We got the refillable jugs from walmart and used that water"</blockquote>




This saves so much money.My Mil got me into those.

Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
11th May '13
Quoting Mom of 3 Little Boys!:" I always use tap and was praised for by all of my kids pediatricians(we moved a lot) because it has fluoride in it. "


see that's what I don't get, ive heard fluoride is bad but also that its good

j.a.c 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 2165 posts
11th May '13

tap water around here taste and smell awful.. so i used bottled water.. figured i won't drink tap so neither would he.

Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
11th May '13

Filtered tap, but I've used regular tap before too.

ρiηkie ρie 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Kentucky 21902 posts
11th May '13
Quoting BlackVelvet:" For the first few months nursery water after that tap"

This. :!:

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4828 posts
11th May '13
Quoting Brantley + 1:" see that's what I don't get, ive heard fluoride is bad but also that its good"


Yeah, I don't get it. My water smells nasty and I definitely wouldn't drink it but the pediatrician keeps saying 'just use tap' so I go with what she says.

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
11th May '13

I didn't use formula long but when I did I used bottled or filtered tap.

Jenny&Boopy Due June 26; 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7410 posts
11th May '13

We use filtered tap water but our pediatrician recommends using regular tap water especially once they have teeth because the fluoride is beneficial. Our tap water is really good though.

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

Fluoride is essential. Babies need it.

Mommy to B&B 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 931 posts
11th May '13

I've always used nursery water :/ our tap water here is awful and I don't drink tap either so I won't expect my kids too.....

Mommy to B&B 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 931 posts
11th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brantley + 1:</b>" yeah that's what my pedi asked to when I had to switch to formula, she has no problem with it, and ... [snip!] ... bottled water and/or nursery water for his bottles, just a gallon of nursery water where we are is $4 and some change with tax."</blockquote>




Wow!! I use nursery water and its only 84 cents a gallon here