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newmommie12 17 kids; Michigan 601 posts
May 11th '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
May 11th '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; Olympia, WA, United States 5481 posts
May 11th '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.

Crystal Gems 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beach city, CA, United States 17670 posts
status May 11th '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
May 11th '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
May 11th '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
May 11th '13

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

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

This. :!:

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Olympia, WA, United States 5481 posts
May 11th '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 3568 posts
May 11th '13

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

Jenny&Boopy 3 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 9735 posts
May 11th '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 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Essexville, Michigan 5736 posts
May 11th '13

Fluoride is essential. Babies need it.

Mommy to B&B 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 968 posts
May 11th '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 968 posts
May 11th '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

user banned 33 kids; British Columbia 2986 posts
May 11th '13

we boil tap water.