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... I have never boiled the water for my little girls formula. I do however use the nursery water which contains flouride. I don't drink water from the tap myself, so i figure if i don't drink it why should i make her. Our city water has been tested and it isn't good. I would want to drink. ... (6 replies)
... With my daughter, we never boiled water for her formula. I never even thought about it to be honest. But her dr said city water was fine straight from the tap, and like you said, it's because of the flouride. But now where we live, we have well water. ... (6 replies)
... We have well water and are planning to buy bottled water. Although, I do not understand why city water is considered cleaner than well water. ... (6 replies)

... I have always used bottled water, because I don't like having flouride in the tap water. When you stop to think about it a baby that is drinking lots of formula is ingesting lots of flouride. ... (6 replies)
... Thanks for the input. My MIL is driving me nuts about using tap water because her daughter used bottled water. ... (6 replies)
... I was told the same thing you were by the doc. I only make formula occasionally, but when I do I use distilled water with flouride from the store. I only do that because our apartment tested over the legal lead level in the water and we are still waiting on the Air Force to move us to another building. ... (6 replies)
... The can of formula says to boil the water and cool it before making formula. Does anyone do this? ... (6 replies)
... Do you use the running water from the tap to boil? ... (1 replies)
Formula Question
Oct 9, 2007
... I use Similac formula powder. ... (14 replies)
... We always used tap water for formula, our ped told us that A. nursery water is a scam and b. you only need to boil the water if there is a risk of some sort of contamination. ... (3 replies)
... Hi everyone. I am caring for a 3 month old during the day as a job. I already have a son but was trying to remember everything I used to do when it came to preparing bottles. The mom brings me boiled water for the baby's bottles. It is cold by the time I use it so I heat it in the microwave. ... (7 replies)
... Wow, what a story! Thank you for sharing. I am definitley going to call my ped. tomorrow to discuss this with him. I can't believe how the Enfamil Gentlease worked. ... (12 replies)
... A few things, you should steam and not boil fruits and veggies 'cause it traps in the nutrients. When you boil, you lose a lot of what's good for your baby. Bananas and avocados do not ever need to be cooked, but fruits such as apples, peaches, plums, etc. do 'til after 8 months. ... (6 replies)
... I use a scrub sponge just for veggies. ... (6 replies)
A few questions
Nov 9, 2005
... rst bought them. I was told by a health nurse that the sterilizing comes from the fact that years ago the water wasn't always the cleanest so in order to ensure you baby wasn't digesting any bacteria it was recomended that bottles, and water that you mix the formula with be sterile. ... (10 replies)
... You don't need flouride until they are six months old. We use well water, I do use a filter water pitcher because we have hard water with some sediment in it. Our dr told me there was no reason to boil it. ... (8 replies)
... months. I tried the Dr. Brown's bottles and hated them. For me they did nothing except cause more dishes in my sink. She is my third child, so I stuck with the Avent bottles. ... (12 replies)
A few questions
Nov 10, 2005
... sterilizing I just follow the instructions with the bottles and the formula. I boiled all the bottles and nipples the first time and now I just wash with soapy water and air dry. As far as I know too much heat can cause the nipples on a lot of bottles to deteriorate faster. ... (10 replies)

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