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    Default need special water?

    I understand that giving water is not necessary for a BF baby that is starting on solids. however it might help them to drink a little during eating the solids. I have been feeding solids to my 6 Mo only for a week but sometimes he likes liquid with his carrots other times he could not care less. So I want to at least offer it to him.
    My question is: is filtered water from the fridge, slightly warmed up ok? Or do I need to buy bottled water or even worse special baby water? Or should I boil the water I give him?
    I live in New York City, so I guess our water is kind of ok. I myself only drink the filtered water though.
    Thanks!!!
    mother to Noah 9/17/2007
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    Default Re: need special water?

    My understanding is that regular water is fine, especially in NYC, which has excellent water quality by global standards. Check out this article for more on where your water is coming from, and what NYC is doing to protect its watershed.

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    Default Re: need special water?

    heres a page form dr sears:

    http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/t045600.asp

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    Filtered water, especially if you have reverse osmosis or something to remove the fluoride. Baby water, as I understand it, is jacked up with fluoride. This is not recommended and toxic!!

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    Default Re: need special water?

    I am so confused about giving water to my baby. She is 6 mos. and just started solids. Will she get constipated if I don't give her water? And should I give her filtered tap water or bottled water? If bottled, what kind? Thanks!
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    Default Re: need special water?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlotte's Mommy View Post
    Will she get constipated if I don't give her water?
    No, probably not. But a little water certainly won't hurt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlotte's Mommy View Post
    And should I give her filtered tap water or bottled water?
    Filtered tap water is fine. Most bottled water comes from a tap, too- it just happens to be in a factory somewhere!

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    Default Re: need special water?

    thanks everyone . this was really helpful. it really helps me to check in with other mommies, especially when I hear my mom's generation telling me " he needs more tea" or "give him some water".
    mother to Noah 9/17/2007
    wife to Victor 6/20/2006

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