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Drinking water for bubs?
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Posted 15 June 2006 - 12:00 PM
I ask this because I just got home from shopping and this happened while I was out.
DD is 15months old and loves her sippy cup with water. It is attached to her hand from morning to night. While out shopping, I realised I forgot to fill it up before I left, so we went to the parents room and filled up the cup with water. Another mum was there with her two children and remarked about me filling up DD's cup with 'public bathroom water'. I honestly did not know what to say. She then went on and told me if her DD ever needed a cup of water, she would buy a bottle from the shops, and NEVER come to a public restroom to do what I just did. I couldn't get out of there quick enough.
But now I am thinking...is that wrong? Is tap water from the parents room disgusting? Or am I just too stingee (sp?) to spend $2 on water? FYI, I always fill up DD's cup at home with water straight from the tap as is..
My DD has consumed far worse things then bathroom water....bark, bugs, moth wings....surely this cant hurt?
Posted 15 June 2006 - 12:06 PM
i htink it doesn't matter all tap water is the same whether form home or public toliet tap she's probablya germ-a-phobe don't worry as you said your dd has eaten moth wings and dirt don'ttake any notice of her
Posted 15 June 2006 - 12:08 PM
There was a piece on drinking water on that show "What's good for you" earlier this week. Drinking water from a tap (excl QLD, as they don't have flouride (sp) in it) does have an amount of copper and lead from the pipes, but does have the flouride. Bottled water does have a little flouride, but the one that came up best on their findings was water that was filtered through a water filter such as a Britta water jug or something similar.
I personally don't think there would be anything wrong with the tap water, DS has had it before and I'm sure he'll have it again.
Posted 15 June 2006 - 12:56 PM
Water is water, it won't hurt her. How many of us drank from the hose or outside tap when we were kids? My dd drinks bath water and I am sure there must be the odd kid who has had a sip from the toilet bowl. We all survive.
Posted 15 June 2006 - 01:20 PM
Hmmmmm how is her judging you on tap water different from others judging on rollups/chips etc.
Judging others is judging others no matter what it is.
Glass houses and all that.
FWIW I think tap water is fine - but if if SHE was the OP I bet the responses might differ.
Edited by surprisebaby, 15 June 2006 - 01:24 PM.
Posted 15 June 2006 - 01:26 PM
I wonder why she thinks 'public bathroom water' is any different from any other tap water? Some people are just strange.
Posted 15 June 2006 - 01:29 PM
It's tap water ***! There are some odd people out there.
DS drinks tap water - the tap water in Canberra is fabulous and at least as good as what I grew up drinking in Scotland.
Hmm, I wonder what she'd think of my childhood habits - I used to drink directly from the source on the hills behind our house. One foot either side, bend down, scoop up spring water and drink. Gorgeous!
Posted 15 June 2006 - 01:43 PM
It's not like the tap water is coming from the toilets...
Posted 15 June 2006 - 02:21 PM
WOW I am the odd one out here!
There is no way I would fill my babies cup with water from a public tap.
I would spend the $2 and buy a bottle of water... (you could get three bottles for the price of a happy meal )
I actually saw a women do this the other day and had this conversation with both my husband and mum and they both agreed with me.
Personally I wouldn't use a tap that people had touched after using the toilet.
Call me a nutcase, odd, strange, moron, blah blah, blah...
In fact at home I boil our drinking water or purchase bottled water. For me the fact that our local dam is so low and the extreme age of the pipes in our area I think it's best to be safe then sorry.
We are all different....
Posted 15 June 2006 - 02:26 PM
I would wash the tap first, but other than that I think it's fine!
Posted 15 June 2006 - 02:42 PM
Oh FGS, it's not like you dunked the bloody cup in the toilet.
Posted 15 June 2006 - 03:34 PM
Perhaps she thinks her water runs straight from heaven in a gold pipe.
he he he
Posted 15 June 2006 - 04:22 PM
I wouldnt be suprised if bottled water comes straight from the good old tap. Thats why companies are making a fortune.
I'm sure everyones noticed EVIAN is backwards for Naive - for spending heaps on bottled water. As long as your bub doesnt drink from the toilet
Posted 15 June 2006 - 04:33 PM
Some mother's do have 'em.
Tap water from a tap, is still tap water I am quilty of this daily then! Ds cup gets filled wherever is the handiest for me...
Some women amaze me
Posted 15 June 2006 - 04:39 PM
I haven't even considered filling up my sons cup out from the tap in a shopping centre toilet. I always buy a bottle of water when out and about.
We drink tap water at home though - I couldn't even tell you (to be honest) why I do buy it in a bottle whilst out....
Maybe its because I hate them so much that I try to stay as far away as possible! (public toilets that is ROFLOL)
Edited by Lexico27, 15 June 2006 - 04:44 PM.
Posted 15 June 2006 - 04:44 PM
Gosh we have become so prissy havent we. I dont think there was such a thing as bottled water when I grew up!! Think I'm fine ... hmm maybe not, maybe it was the water that turned me into a looney eb mum that lurks around what do you think posts?
But seriously, water is water. No, I wouldnt have filled the bottle out of the toilet but the water out of the tap is fine!! Why is water that costs $2 out of a bottle that supposedly comes from a natural spring, with who knows what sort of animal s drinking from it let alone doing anything else in it, running over/through lots of dirt and rocks, any better?
Posted 17 June 2006 - 05:19 PM
My hubby knew a guy who worked for one of the companies that you get filtered water from, they filled the containers from the tap! Water is water, admittently if they start filtering sewage for drinking water I will start buying bottled water but for the moment what we get out of the tap is fine, let it sit for a while and even the chlorine taste goes away.
And the water in Townsville is does have fluoride in it, the rest of Qld is just slow catching up!
Posted 17 June 2006 - 05:54 PM
like it is any of her business anyway!! The nerve of some people... sheesh!!
I used to always use the water form our jug in the fridge but now it is too cold!! So now it is usually from the tap in our kitchen because it isn't as icy.
Ugh i can't get over this womans nerve. It's not as if you took water from the toilet!!
Posted 17 June 2006 - 06:00 PM
I probably wouldn't do it (I am a bit of a priss with those sorts of things; probably a little to my DD's detriment!), but frankly, it is none of her goddamn business. What is wrong with people?! Can't a woman even top up her baby's water cup in peace? Honestly! You shouldn't have to feel bad. You didn't do anything wrong.
Posted 17 June 2006 - 10:03 PM
I have a jug with a filter, Siobhan drinks her water from that. If we are out and run out, I buy bottled water. However I would not have given you a second glance if you filled your child's drink from a tap.
Posted 17 June 2006 - 11:35 PM
Perhaps she thinks her water runs straight from heaven in a gold pipe. Perhaps she's a moron...
I nearly fell of my chair laughing when I read this. I have to totally agree!!!
I too have filled my kids cups up from a tap in the parents room, and will do it again I am sure.
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