Why Do You Have To Use Boiled Water For Formula?

Is it OK to use tap water for baby formula?

You can use any type of clean water — tap or bottled — to prepare liquid-concentrate or powdered formula.

If you use well water or you’re concerned about the purity of your water supply, talk to your baby’s doctor or the water department.

Well water needs regular testing..

When can I stop boiling water for formula?

From birth until your baby is at least 3 months old, all water used for formula should be boiled and cooled to room temperature on the day you use it. Make sure you leave enough time for the boiled water to cool to room temperature (until it no longer feels warm) before it’s needed.

Can I stop boiling water for formula?

According to Health Canada, any water you give a baby under four months of age should be brought to a rolling boil for two minutes and then cooled to make sure it is sterile and will not make your baby sick. You should always boil water to make powdered formula milk, whatever age your baby is. Cold tap water is best.

How long does boiled water stay sterile?

You can put cooled, boiled water in sterilised bottles and store them sealed with a ring and cap in the fridge until needed. You should use these bottles within 24 hours.

What happens if I give my baby tap water?

If you have an infant at home, you shouldn’t ever give them plain water. Water can interfere with a baby’s ability to receive proper nourishment or could even make them sick. Once your baby reaches six months, it’s okay for you to offer some water, but you should still give them breast milk or formula as well.