Can tap water treated with chlorine be harmful to a baby?
The water that is run to the house is treated at a government plant with chlorine. At times the scent of the chlorine is very strong in the water and leaves a residue on the baby's bottles when they are sterilized. is this dangerous for the baby?
All you have to do is boil the water and most of the chlorine will boil off. Another thing to do is draw off the water into a jug and store in the fridge for 24 hours, and most of the chemical will evaporate. Get rid of residue on the baby's bottles by pouring boiling water over them before use.
To answer your question as to whether or not it is dangerous, I don't know. I also live in an area where the water is chlorinated and sometimes running a tap smells like an indoor swimming pool, or a hospital.
Thanks IzzyM. We boil the water but that makes the chlorine get hard and the big white stuff gathers in places hard to reach. We'll try storing it in the fridge and see how that works.
i didnt give tap water to my babies until they were at least a year old. boiling the water or buying bottled water would be a safe bet. if you can smell the water or chemicals it contains, i certainly wouldnt give it to the baby.
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