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    Default Re: How do you preare your water for making up formula?

    Say i needed 180ml id measure out around 150ml of cooled boiled water into the bottles i needed for the day then when it was feed time id boil the kettle and add the other 30ml of boiling hot water and mix and then add formula. Was the perfect temp for feed then, just nice and warm and the powder mixed better too than at room temp.

    Does that make sense?

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    Default How do you preare your water for making up formula?

    When I ds1 I use to sterilize the bottles boil water and put them
    In the bottles but with ds2 (sorry if it may seem weird) I used tap water and still use tap water well sometimes I may use boiled water but only if I have left over from the kettle when I make tea...ds2 has been far less sick then ds1 has, I'm not sure if he just got the good genes or if it's all that lack of excessive sterilizing

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    Default Re: How do you preare your water for making up formula?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nila View Post
    When I ds1 I use to sterilize the bottles boil water and put them
    In the bottles but with ds2 (sorry if it may seem weird) I used tap water and still use tap water well sometimes I may use boiled water but only if I have left over from the kettle when I make tea...ds2 has been far less sick then ds1 has, I'm not sure if he just got the good genes or if it's all that lack of excessive sterilizing
    Well... I guess no one sterilizes their nipples before bf, so the excess sterilization theory makes sense.

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    Default How do you preare your water for making up formula?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennaisme View Post
    Well... I guess no one sterilizes their nipples before bf, so the excess sterilization theory makes sense.

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    Yes this is true, but its because formula is of nutritive value, but does not protect against infection like breast milk does, and is also actually a good breeding ground for bacteria and can be easily contaminated. So it's very important to sterilize to prevent bub getting sick.

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    Default How do you preare your water for making up formula?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeddie View Post
    Also it's important to fill the kettle with cold water from the tap because if you use hot water it picks up copper from the pipes. Also I run the tap for a couple of seconds to get any water out that may have been sitting in the pipes
    Good advice. I never would have thought of that!

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    Default How do you preare your water for making up formula?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nila View Post
    When I ds1 I use to sterilize the bottles boil water and put them
    In the bottles but with ds2 (sorry if it may seem weird) I used tap water and still use tap water well sometimes I may use boiled water but only if I have left over from the kettle when I make tea...ds2 has been far less sick then ds1 has, I'm not sure if he just got the good genes or if it's all that lack of excessive sterilizing
    Water should be boiled for at least 5 mins then cooled for formula. Tap water is not suitable for infants. You are potentially exposing your ds to germs etc that his system is too immature to cope with. Please read up on this before continuing, it's potentially dangerous!

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    Default How do you preare your water for making up formula?

    Quote Originally Posted by kayem View Post
    I only just found this out, boiling your tap water does kill the nasties but also highly increases the concentration of flouride. We have a filter on our tap which i am glad about.

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    Ok, I'm a water chemist so am going to reply to this one....

    Say,for example, tap water had 1ppm of fluoride, you would need to let 50% o that water evaporate-without letting the fluoride evaporate too- to increase the amount to 2ppm.
    2ppm is still safe.
    I'm pretty sure the minimum dosage for fatality is 5,000ppm....
    Which would be pretty hard to achieve by evaporation.

    Also, as *most* people boil in a kettle there is much less evaporation than from a saucepan so even less of a factor.

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    Default How do you preare your water for making up formula?

    Quote Originally Posted by kezanazz View Post
    Ok, I'm a water chemist so am going to reply to this one....

    Say,for example, tap water had 1ppm of fluoride, you would need to let 50% o that water evaporate-without letting the fluoride evaporate too- to increase the amount to 2ppm.
    2ppm is still safe.
    I'm pretty sure the minimum dosage for fatality is 5,000ppm....
    Which would be pretty hard to achieve by evaporation.

    Also, as *most* people boil in a kettle there is much less evaporation than from a saucepan so even less of a factor.
    DD is past the bottle stage but just curious. Does boiled water in a sterilised bottle lose any of its sterility by sitting at room temperature vs in fridge for say 12-24 hrs???

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    Default How do you preare your water for making up formula?

    Quote Originally Posted by bezzy View Post
    DD is past the bottle stage but just curious. Does boiled water in a sterilised bottle lose any of its sterility by sitting at room temperature vs in fridge for say 12-24 hrs???
    I think it would be ok for 24 hours but I wouldn't leave it longer than that at room temp...

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    I had a stove top kettle which I'd boil for 5 mins. if I could be bothered I'd fill all bottles and put them in the cupboard, if I couldn't I'd leave it in the kettle and fill as needed. the water was changed every 24 hours.


 

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