When Can I Stop Sterilizing Water For Formula?

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..

Do you have to boil water for formula after 6 months?

Once your baby is six months, you can give her a drink of water straight from the tap, there’s no need to boil it first.

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.

What happens if you don’t boil water for formula?

You should always boil water before using it to make formula milk. Powdered infant formula milk is not sterile. Even though tins and packets of milk powder are sealed, they can still contain bacteria. Water that hasn’t been boiled can also contain bacteria.

At what age do I stop Sterilising my baby’s bottles?

12 months oldIt’s important to sterilise all your baby’s feeding equipment, including bottles and teats, until they are at least 12 months old. This will protect your baby against infections, in particular diarrhoea and vomiting.