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Specialty Waters for Babies

Specialty Formula Water: Kid Friendly or Are You Kidding?

Should baby be drinking the same water as mommy? Mamas who turn to powdered formula to nourish their lil ones face a choice when mixing their bottles. While many mothers simply turn on the tap, others turn to bottled versions to ensure they are giving their newborns the most sterile option available. In addition to the dozens of plain bottled-water options that are regularly available, there are several waters being marketed directly to moms. The people behind Nursery Water and Gerber Pure claim their products are best for mixing with formula, but cost a pretty penny when compared to the kitchen sink.

Would you pay more for formula-specific water?

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wonderchris3 wonderchris3 6 years
The bottled water is transported in HOT trucks and the chemicals from the plastic leech into the water. Overall, you are far better off to invest into a really good water filter then go with bottled water.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
grigio, some women aren't able to breastfeed or don't produce enough milk. but thanks for the helpful comment.
Gruberr1 Gruberr1 6 years
Anonymous 9, my doctor told me the same thing about Brita. We keep a Brita pitcher on the counter and constantly refill it to make our bottles. My sons' doctor also loves to remind me that Evian spelled backwards is Naive!
starbucks2 starbucks2 6 years
I don't know, things might be different here in Germany. We are known to have the best tap water there is. You're just supposed to boil it before use to kill off bacteria. That pretty much makes it distilled water. But even if your tap water isn't safe (you're not supposed to drink it in Southern areas of Europe) like bchicgirl and misssushi said, why buy water specifically for formula mixing when regular bottled water is the same?!
radmama27 radmama27 6 years
Breastfeed!
bchicgrl bchicgrl 6 years
what's the point of buying this water when you can just buy regular bottled water for a lot cheaper.
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
You have to worry about bacterias, contaminants, etc in the water, so yes, you're right it depends on the water in your area. The taste really has nothing to do with the negative content of your water. The under the counter filters cannot remove things like that. My tap water tastes fine too, and it has been tested multiple times for large amounts of diarrhea causing bacterias. The nursery water is ridiculous, but we purchased normal distilled gallons while she was on formula.
amandachalynn amandachalynn 6 years
I think it depends on the water quality where you live. My Dr told me tap was fine. The water out of my tap tastes just like bottled water.
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
You aren't supposed to use tap water with formula for infants.. most doctors reccomend distilled bottled water.
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