When Is A Good Time To Quit Boiling The Water

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torbman - January 23

Joel is 8 months old now, do I still need to boil the water that I make for his formula? I really don't mind at all but just wondered when everyone else has stopped this?

 

Kara H. - January 23

Do you have well water or city water? If you have treated city water you should be fine. If you have well water, I would continue to boil it or use bottled water. We have city water, but it seems like we have a boil ordinance at least once a month and you don't know about it until the next day when they put it in the paper. So hubby and I don't even drink the water. We get the reverse osmosis water at the grocery. You bring your own gallon container or buy theirs for like $.10. I think I pay $.30 a gallon for the RO water.

 

torbman - January 23

We have city water. The chlorine won't hurt him though? I mean it doesn't us and we have never had a problem with it. I just wasn't sure when you normally stop doing this.

 

Kara H. - January 23

my ped said we didn't have to from day one. But I think that the chlorine would be there even after you boil it. I know that gases like sulpher will cook off, but I don't think chlorine would. But either way, the chlorine won't hurt him. :)

 

ash2 - January 23

I have been using nursery water for the whole time. It is already sterilized. City water you do not have to boil.

 

Kara H. - January 23

Now we chose not to use nursery water because of the flouride. Our town's water supply has TOO much chlorine in it sometimes, so we didn't want him to get any more than he does from the baby food I make and other places he picks up a bit of city water. If children get too much chlorine they get flourosis (sp?) which can discolor and pit their teeth. Our dentist said that flourinated water is great for low income families that can't afford proper dental care, but if you will taking your LO to the denstist regularly, topical floride (the kind that goes directly on the teeth - not ingested) is the best and will never cause flourosis. So we will be doing a painted on floride with Max is 2 or 3 to protect his teeth.

 

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