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    Default When did you stop sterilising tank water?

    Anyone on tank water? And when did you stop sterilising the water for bub?
    Ds2 is 12 months next week and I can't remember when I stopped for ds1, I think it was 12 months but we were on scheme water then.


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    Gosh - never thought of that - sterilising tank water for bubs. I used to be on tank water two or three years ago. Now we're in town on chlorinated town water. When bub hit six months and started drinking water I used to boil a full kettle every night and the next morning that was his source of the water for the day. I did that until he was one-ish. I was paranoid (probably without reason?) about the chlorine hurting his sensitive gut flora.

    I thought tank water was much better for you than town water. But I guess that depends on the condition and age of your tank. Could you get the tank water tested?

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    Never heard of that, have been on tank water my whole life and apart from a simple filter on the kitchen tap never sterilised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debsch View Post
    Gosh - never thought of that - sterilising tank water for bubs. I used to be on tank water two or three years ago. Now we're in town on chlorinated town water. When bub hit six months and started drinking water I used to boil a full kettle every night and the next morning that was his source of the water for the day. I did that until he was one-ish. I was paranoid (probably without reason?) about the chlorine hurting his sensitive gut flora.

    I thought tank water was much better for you than town water. But I guess that depends on the condition and age of your tank. Could you get the tank water tested?
    Ours is brand new.
    It is better than town water but as it runs off the roof I can imagine there's dirt, leaves and maybe a bit of bird poop that goes in lol

    I do the same. I boil the kettle each night and fill 5 bottles plus a sippy cup.
    Bub has 3 bottles each day and the test he has as drinking water.


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    We have had tank water since DS was just over 6 months and I've never used boiled water only ever the sink filtered tap.

    I figured he was licking the floor so rainwater was far better than that!! Plus our tank is under 5 years old

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    I just thought it was normal to sterilise babies water?
    Sterilising removes bacteria. Tank water would not be without bacteria.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lexim View Post
    I just thought it was normal to sterilise babies water?
    Sterilising removes bacteria. Tank water would not be without bacteria.


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    A filter would work though, we dont boil at all, I have a water filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shani2 View Post
    I figured he was licking the floor so rainwater was far better than that!!
    Ha ha! Good point!


 

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