In the aftermath of Storm Emma, many homes around the country are continuing to experience water restrictions.

If you generally use your tap water either to prepare formula for baby or as drinking water for baby then you might be unsure about using bottled water as an alternative for them.

In most cases cooled, boiled tap water is the best option when preparing formula or when offering water as a drink option for baby but if your tap water is not suitable for drinking or not available then the best alternative is to choose a bottled water.

However some bottled waters are not suitable for babies so there are a few things to look out for.


What to look out for when using bottled water for baby

  • The bottled water must have a sodium content of less than 20mg per litre. This level will be clearly labelled on the bottle either listed as ‘Sodium’ or as ‘Na’ so be sure to check before buying. Evian and Volvic are two examples of brands that are suitable.
  • This water must still be boiled before use. Up until the age of 12 months all water offered to a baby should be cooled boiled water.

We hope this helps.