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    Default How long to boil water?

    Hi Guys, how long do you boil the water for? Most formula tins say boil for 5 minutes....how am I meant to boil an electric kettle for 5 minutes? Should I boil the water in a saucepan instead? Or is a few seconds rapid boil enough to kill any germs?

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    Just let the kettle do a straightforward normal boil. Don't worry bout the minutes. The temp of the water will kill the germs.

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    I've always boiled in a saucepan.

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    I've always just boiled the kettle.

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    I used the kettle and popped the lid up so it will continue to boil for as long as I needed

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    What is your water supply? When I was on chlorinated town water I just used the electric kettle. When on tank water I got a $8 stove top kettle from bigW and put a spoon in to prop open the lid so I could boil for 5 min without it whistling.

    I know there is/was a water biochemist (?) mum on here who recommended the long boil for tank water.

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    Im a water chemist.
    I would do a longer boil for tank water incase there are bugs in there.
    Town supply water would be chlorinated so a kettle boil would suffice

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    While we're on the water topic (sorryOT) has anyone just used bottled water ie MtFranklin without boiling it?

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    Missbear you need to use boiled water as the hot water kills bacteria growing in the formula

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    Missbear you need to use boiled water as the hot water kills bacteria growing in the formula
    Sorry I have never bottle fed a new baby but I thought the point of boiling water was to eradicate germs from the water, not the formula?


 

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