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When do you offer tap water as opposed to cooled boiled water?


Posted anonymously, 14th April 2015


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  • 12 months


  • I think I waited till 12 months too.


  • I was bought up on cooled boiled water all my life because my mother never trusted taps. However , I was told by the obstretcian when I was pregnant , I should drink tap water because it has more fluoride in it . The problem was I had no filter and was told by plumbers not to drink from our taps so I was totally confused . I think in some way it did affect my childrens teeth so not sure about this one till now .


  • Great question. I have been wondering this too.


  • My l. Is 1 today and we have just started him on tap water, :)


  • After 12mths is my understanding


  • I started with just little bits from the age of 1.


  • to build up my kids’ immune systems, i gave them tap water from the age of 6 months


  • 17 months. I stopped stressing. Try to filter it as much as possible but she stuffs everything in her mouth i felt it was ok


  • I swapped my son to filtered tap water at 6 months, and he will be two in a few weeks and he has tap water (though I prefer to use filtered in my area). I chose to do it at 6 months because he was having less bottles (formula) so I figured anything in the water would be too tiny to do anything anyway. hope it helps :)


  • I started to give my daughter tap water when she was around a 1 year old


  • second child been getting tap water straight from 6 months. I hope that was ok


  • I waited until she was drinking cows milk which was around 1 year mark.


  • I waited until 12 months as advised by my maternal health nurse


  • Like others have said, I waited until my babies were 12 months too.


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