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Baby 3 weeks, What water safe to use with powder formula? Bottled Spring water vs bottled purified water w/ minerals & fluoride. Don't like using tap.

Baby 3 weeks, What water safe to use with powder formula? Bottled Spring water vs bottled purified water w/ minerals & fluoride. Don't like using tap.

Distilled: Distilled water would be ideal at this stage. Fluoride is not necessary until the teeth start to erupt. 'Drinking water' is from a municipal source ( tap water), nursery water is often priced higher and not necessarily superior to Distilled. Spring water quality is variable is quality and consistency. ...Read more

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Is drinking flavored water or sparklibg water the same as drinking water?

Is drinking flavored water or sparklibg water the same as drinking water?

Yes and No: As far as providing fluid to the body both are same. Flavored water may have sugars or substitutes that may provide more calories or adverse effects. ...Read more

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Water kind of water to mix in formula for newborn? Distilled? Filtered? Boiled tap? Regular tap? Mix of distilled and boiled tap?

Water kind of water to mix in formula for newborn?  Distilled?  Filtered?  Boiled tap?  Regular tap?  Mix of distilled and boiled tap?

Depends: The powdered formula is designed to mix with any approved source of regular tap water.You do not have to buy "baby water" sold in stores. If you are comfortable about the safety of your home tap water it is fine for formula use. Ready to feed formulas should not be diluted with water. If your area or house has rusty pipes and questionable water, use bottled water instead. ...Read more

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Are those filtered water bottles safe?

Are those filtered water bottles safe?

Yes but...: Yes, they are safe. Just make sure you're following the manufacturer's recommendations regarding what water can be filtered (swamp water can only be cleaned so much) and that you're replacing the filter or the bottle on schedule. Using a bottle long after the expiration does away with the safety features. ...Read more

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Is tap water as safe as bottled water?

Is tap water as safe as bottled water?

Tap water and bottled water are generally comparable in terms of safety: So the choice of tap or bottled is mostly a matter of personal preference. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees bottled water, while the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates tap water. However, they use similar standards for ensuring safety. The EPA mandates that water utilities provide annual quality reports to customers. These customer confidence reports provide information, such as source (river, lake, aquifer), contaminant levels and potential health effects. However, the EPA doesn't regulate private wells. So if your tap water comes from a private well, you should test your water every year for contaminants, more frequently if needed. The FDA has good manufacturing practices specifically for bottled water. They require bottled water producers to: Process, bottle, hold and transport bottled water under sanitary conditions, Protect water sources from bacteria, chemicals and other contaminants, Use quality control processes to ensure the bacteriological and chemical safety of the water, Sample and test both source water and the final product for contaminants. It's important to note that some people are more vulnerable to getting sick from contaminants in drinking water. You may be in this group if you are undergoing chemotherapy, living with HIV/AIDS or have received a transplant. Pregnant women, older adults and children also may be at greater risk. Talk with your doctor about whether you should take additional precautions, such as boiling tap water or drinking bottled water. ...Read more

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Son is 2y old,still boiling the drinking water for him(although bottled water),in egypt afraid of water even bottled,is okay? Or water loses sodium?

Son is 2y old,still boiling the drinking water for him(although bottled water),in egypt afraid of water even bottled,is okay? Or water loses sodium?

Boiled is safer: Water that has been boiled is safer, because germs and parasites have been cooked. People get their sodium from salt in food. In modern societies, we already eat too much sodium, and therefore need no additional sodium from our water. Other ways to make water safe include using special water filters and adding a specific tiny amount of bleach to partially treated water. ...Read more

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Is warm water safe?

Yes: Likely , if it comes from a tap. ...Read more

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Does drinking purified water instead of tap water really make a difference?

Does drinking purified water instead of tap water really make a difference?

Yes: It depends on your water souce, but most municipal water sources have an unhealthy amount of impurities, and often the amount of chlorine used to make the water better can be a oxidizer to the body. Also there is a growing number of Estrogens found in water sources. As a rule, i drink bottled water or filtered. ...Read more

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Do cool water and warm water humidifiers have the same purpose?

Do cool water and warm water humidifiers have the same purpose?

Humidifiers: Yes. They both increase humidity. Be careful with warm water humidifiers when there are young children around because they could burn themselves when playing around them. ...Read more

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Is boiled water more safer than ro filtered water ?

Depends: Don't know what your are particulary referring to. If you are talking about municipal water, nothing needs to be done. If yoiu have well water, perhaps you need some form of treatment. If you are referring to raw water while camping, specific filters are as good as boiling for safety. One can always boil water but not filter out other agents. You can do both if unsure. Investigate furhter. ...Read more

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Are bottled water bottles hazardous?

Are bottled water bottles hazardous?

No: Bottled water is generally safe, but excessive usage may be harmful for our environment. Buy a reusable bottle! ...Read more

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Is distilled water the same as purified water or are they different?

Sort of: Purified water normally means water that has gone through a filtration process. Distillation is a form of purification but all purified water is not distilled. ...Read more

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Hot water safety?

Hot water safety?

Clarify: Hot water can burn. In the house with small children it is recommended to have the thermostat on the hot water heater decreased to 120 degrees to prevent burns. This prevents burns. Don't jut get in a tub of hot water if you haven't tested to see how hot it is. Basically common sense. ...Read more

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What's more healthy: tap water with added fluoride or bottled spring water with bpa?

Tap water: Fluoridated water has greatly reduced dental caries incidence in the general population. Places that have excessive Fluoride that is naturally occurring in drinking water, have at worst mottled splotchy discorations in teeth. However the carcinogens found in the plastics re detrimental to health. ...Read more

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Is distilled water the same as purified water or are they different?

Sort of: Purified water normally means water that has gone through a filtration process. Distillation is a form of purification but all purified water is not distilled. ...Read more

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Is it actually better to drink purified water?

Is it actually better to drink purified water?

Than what?: I personally drink "purified" water as a rule.How pure is it ? I don't really know but it sounds better than stream water as advertised by other bottled waters. I'd suggest all bottled water is safe-but i can't prove it. ...Read more

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What are the added benefits from drinking purified water?

What are the added benefits from drinking purified water?

None: Just gives money to producers who claim that purified water is better. True for the us and europe. Different in developing countries. ...Read more

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I realized the gallon of purified water I left out to be room temp to mix with baby formula is cool! is it okay for formula to be cool at room temp?

I realized the gallon of purified water I left out to be room temp to mix with baby formula is cool! is it okay for formula to be cool at room temp?

No worries: The water can be at any normal temperature for mixing, from cold to warm... but when getting ready to feed a baby, make sure the formula is not too cold, and definitely not hot (hot formula is deadly stuff, so if warming up formula, just make it the same temperature as fresh breast milk). ...Read more

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Can purified water help a uti?

No way: This is misleading. Possibly cranberry juice but most importantly, regular water to clear out. Antimicrobial may become useful. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergy to hard water but not purified water?

Is it possible to have an allergy to hard water but not purified water?

Not likely: The difference between hard and purified water should only be the natural minerals. These minerals should not trigger an allergic reaction. Water in general would not trigger an allergy with the exception of the very, very rare case of aquagenic urticaria--or hives from water. It is not based on water temperature, salt or fresh, etc. ...Read more

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Does drinking purified water instead of tap water really make a difference?

Yes: It depends on your water souce, but most municipal water sources have an unhealthy amount of impurities, and often the amount of chlorine used to make the water better can be a oxidizer to the body. Also there is a growing number of Estrogens found in water sources. As a rule, i drink bottled water or filtered. ...Read more

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Can a newborn baby use purified water, that had been opened and unrefrigerated for 4 days, to mix formula?

Can a newborn baby use purified water, that had been opened and unrefrigerated for 4 days, to mix formula?

Need to re-purify: Best to either boil on the stove or microwave and place in the refrigirator to cool, prior to using. After 4 days, may be contaminated with bacteria. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give my newborn cold formula? He is only 4days old our room temperature purified water gallon is kinda cold I didn't realize until now

Is it okay to give my newborn cold formula? He is only 4days old our room temperature purified water gallon is kinda cold I didn't realize until now

Not cold: Most babies seem to prefer their formula at room temperature or slightly warm. Cold formula in such a young baby may cause low temperatures. All the best and I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are there any effective ways to use purified water or salt acids to cure cancer?

Are there any effective ways to use purified water or salt acids to cure cancer?

No such thing!: Curing Cancer is not simple. So do not fall into this "Alternative Medicine" trap using unconventional treatments.. Seek conventional treatment first. You can find good treatment in most major Cancer Centers located in bigger cities. You can also go to your local Medical Oncologist for consultation and advice. ...Read more

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When can my 9month old stop drinking the purified water and start drinking faucet water?

When can my 9month old stop drinking the purified water and start drinking faucet water?

Tap water: There is no reason why you should not give your nine-month-old baby tap water to drink. Advice differs as to when it is safe to do this. Most sources do agree that it is necessary to sterilize babies' utensils and use cooled boiled water until a baby is over six months of age. Here is a link for you: http://www.babycentre.co.uk/x562089/when-can-i-stop-boiling-tap-water-for-my-baby ...Read more

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Baby 3 weeks, What water safe to use with powder formula? Bottled Spring water vs bottled purified water w/ minerals & fluoride. Don't like using tap.

Distilled: Distilled water would be ideal at this stage. Fluoride is not necessary until the teeth start to erupt. 'Drinking water' is from a municipal source ( tap water), nursery water is often priced higher and not necessarily superior to Distilled. Spring water quality is variable is quality and consistency. ...Read more

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My lo's face breaks out whenever i give her a bath. Thinking that it's the faucet water's fault, i tried purified water. And it worked. What gives?!?

My lo's face breaks out whenever i give her a bath. Thinking that it's the faucet water's fault, i tried purified water. And it worked. What gives?!?

Many Possibilities!: Humans are complex living creatures, embodied souls, if you will. Something/several things in faucet water might be relevant, but so may temperature, how the water is used & under what associated conditions/situations applied. Keep in mind that water, after birth, includes the threat of drowning/suffocation, issues which could engender intense, non-verbal reactions & lo's hx drives her responses. ...Read more

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Past decade all I drink is purified water, no tap/no spring. I heard that p water can kill brain tissue/cells and is bad for you.is p water safe?

Past decade all I drink is purified water, no tap/no spring. I heard that p water can kill brain tissue/cells and is bad for you.is p water safe?

Pure water is fine: A normal person drinking normal amounts of purified water, good quality tap water, good quality spring water, or good quality bottled water... should notice no ill effects from drinking that water. The water is fine. Without water like that, our species would quickly go extinct. Normal amounts of water, drunk by a normal person, does not kill any cells or tissues. ...Read more

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Can naegleria fowleri develop in the nozzle or inside the atomizer bottle of commercially prepared saline solution for babies with purified water?

Can naegleria fowleri develop in the nozzle or inside the atomizer bottle of commercially prepared saline solution for babies with purified water?

Only if contaminated: This infection is generally acquired from fresh water sources like ponds and lakes, and from home use devices only rarely if contaminated with an original source with this infection. ...Read more