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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:02 AM
Do you boil for your 6-12mo?
I live in Melbourne and have a clean water supply. If you do, do you sterilize cups etc?
What about bottled water like mt Franklin - is that ok occasionally?
Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:14 AM
I stopped boiling once DS started crawling - I figured that once he started putting who-knows-what in his mouth, it was a bit redundant boiling water
Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:14 AM
I still boil water for my almost 10mth old. I'm sure I don't need to, but it's habit now. Boil the kettle, cool it down, throw it in the bench brita...
Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:30 AM
our mchn has told us there really isnt a need....
we live in melb
tap water is safe
although out of habit we use boiled water for bottles but filtered for drinkng - go figure
Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:53 PM
I have been for DD up until now (10mths) but it is a bit hit and miss now. I think she will be right with just tap water
Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:01 PM
I started giving both my girls water at about 5ish months .... and never boiled it. I'm in Melbourne also, the water is very good here! Once they're eating food and sticking all manner of stuff in their mouths it's really not necessary.
Yesterday I found 6 month old DD sucking on a shoe. Gross! But yeah, I think that's a bigger worry than a sip of clean tap water
Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:03 PM
I never gave my ds boiled water. He started on reflux meds at two months old, which were dissolved in water. I asked the Pediatrician whether the water needed to be boiled and he said no. So, I always just gave him tap water.
I also gave him bought bottled water when we were out and about. I can't see a problem with that.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:44 AM
What exactly is in tap water that can cause issues? (Excuse my ignorance)
I'm just talking about water for drinking not for use with formula.
Since starting solids DD poo is more pasty and she's going less regularly so I think she'd benefit from more water but I'm always forgetting to boil it up, then I end up just not giving it to her. She's bf so it's ok I guess but I'd like her to get used to drinking From a cup or bottle so I can get some time out :0
Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:58 PM
I boil our water (in Melbourne too) and pass it through the Brita filter before giving to bub. I just did it to be safe, no other reason. I use that same water for making formula too. I intend to stop sterilising things once he can have solids.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:59 AM
The advice I was given was once they're well established on solids, the water doesn't need to be boiled.
I ended up stopping boiling around 10-11 months, but that was more because I'd got into the habit of it.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:11 AM
Nope, not a boiler either. The kid has all sorts of nasties in his mouth most of the time!
Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:55 PM
I boiled and steralised everything until DD was about 6.5 months old. By then she was eating solids and sticking everything in her mouth, so boiling seemed pointless...
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