What kind of water should a baby drink?
Water from your tap or well that meets safety standards, and bottled water, are good choices as long as your baby is at least six months old.
What kind of bottled water is best for baby formula?
Any bottled water that’s low in fluoride and has labels indicating it’s been purified, distilled, deionized, demineralized, or has gone through reverse osmosis, is fine.
Why can’t babies have bottled water?
Bottled water isn’t recommended for making up infant formula feeds as it may contain too much salt (sodium) or sulphate. If you do have to use bottled water to make up a feed, check the label to make sure the sodium (also written as Na) level is less than 200 milligrams (mg) per litre.
Can you use purified bottled water for baby formula?
You can use any type of clean water — tap or bottled — to prepare liquid-concentrate or powdered formula. If you’re concerned about the purity of your water supply, talk to your baby’s doctor or your water provider.
Can babies drink distilled water alone?
If it contains more than the recommended levels of substances such as fluoride, then mixing your formula with distilled water will be a safe option, but giving it on its own is not recommended at all for children under six months.