Welcome to motherhood! Oh and, welcome to all the influences from
one side or another. Breast-feeding to formula feeding, cloth diapers to
disposables – the possibilities are endless.
I promise not to bore you with endless statistics and facts, just
a simple read at how Nursery Water is the “Game
Changer” in my crazy-formula-feeding, two-under-two world!
I’m sure there are many of you moms out there, that are just as
overwhelmed and tired (exhausted is what I really meant to say) trying to make
it to that magical bedtime routine every day. Let’s face it, some days are
better than others, and as time goes on, everything does get just a little
My new found discovery of #NurseryWater is why I want to share my
crazy life with you!
I’m a young mom, who recently moved to a rural community from the
big city. I have a just two year old daughter, and an 8 month old son.
I had my first little babe back in 2016, and I convinced myself
that if I didn’t breastfeed I would be shamed!
I couldn’t let it slide, I took all the courses, I spoke to
lactation consultants; I even hired a home nurse to come and help me, teach me
and guide me to get this whole breastfeeding thing down pat.
But deep down, aside from all of the guidance and “helpful” advice
I was receiving, it just wasn’t for me. However, the guilt held me down; I made
it to 6 months – barely.
that was that. The end of one thing and the beginning of another.
Formula provided both my babes with the nutrition they needed, when
I just couldn’t handle one more cracked nipple. If you’re a mom like me – who
switched to formula feeding after giving breastfeeding a shot, then you get my
In my first few attempts at formula feeding, I figured it was just
as easy as reading the label, and bingo – all set. I mean, how hard could it be right?
But, no. There’s tons of info, what to use what
not to use. Which bottle will work best for my baby? Will they want a warmer
bottle? Will they drink it cold? Is this formula too harsh on babe? There are
so many questions – before you even consider if the water source could play an
Nursery Water – Perfectly
ready for me to use, right then and there.
Had I of known then the convenience and security it has brought to
my formula feeding lifestyle, I would have jumped on the bandwagon a whole two
let’s get to the point.
found Nursery Water – There’s no Turning Back
Nursery Water is so practical, more than just for formula feeders!
Its 2018 – we can’t deny that we live in a world where convenience and “best”
for baby are our top priorities. Nursery
water gives you that convenience of being right there, when you need it –
wherever you need it. It also gives you total confidence that your baby is
getting the best, safest “treated” water that we can serve them.
Whether you live out in the country living on a well water supply,
or in-town on a town water supply, both have their pros and cons. Living in the
country means you generally are
sourcing your water directly from the property you reside at; which is great
for saving money on that monthly water bill, but what about the groundwater
contaminants that can quickly pollute your water source.
Ground water sources are fresh tasting, but can be aesthetically
unpleasant from hard minerals in the ground. Such minerals can be iron, manganese,
sulphur and magnesium. All of which can contribute
to hard water, odors within the water as well as physical colour within
In-town you may notice that the water smells like chemicals
– generally a chlorine smell. Again, not unsafe for us to drink based on
strategic guidelines, but can make the water distasteful and harder on our
body. Town water follows guidelines set out by the American Dental association
which recommends that all North Americans drink water that contains added
Added at the treatment plant, the fluoride is available in
the water to assist us with dental hygiene. The topic of added fluoride can be
scary to some, and research to discuss both benefits and losses at the consumer’s
level are few and far between. High doses of fluoride, like anything, can be
harmful however leaving the treatment plant, water carries fluoride ions at 0.7
In-Town vs. Rural
So, overall – in plain language there are pros and cons to
The benefit of Nursery Water means that you can avoid any
question – and any further thought about what our fragile little babes are
getting their mouths on. Nursery
Water is treated at its source without the use of chemicals, rather stream
Steam Distillation is a process where water from its source
is distilled (water in its purest form) and then steamed and filtered. By
converting the water to stream, dissolved contaminants are left behind. From
there, the water is bottled.
Nursery Water uses this strategy, to ensure that its water
is 100% transparent – meaning that what you see on the label, is what you’re
going to get within the bottle. Nursery Water has been trusted for over 70
years – and rightly so!
Nursery Water is available in stores all throughout Canada;
Wal-Mart, Real Canadian Superstore, Loblaws, Toys R Us and Babies R Us to name
a few. On shelves you can find Nursery Water in 4L bottles, and in most of the
above stores you can also find smaller, convenient travel size bottles.
Both of which are great – I keep a large bottle in the
fridge, to give to the kids with their meals in an open cup, one in the kitchen
where I prepare my youngest babes formula bottles (at room temperature), and
small travel size bottles in the diaper bag for making bottles on the go –
which we do a lot!
Label - dated 2000's
More than just for ‘Bottles’
Nursery Water is perfectly ideal for preparing formula – but
its use doesn’t just end there!
You can use Nursery Water to mix baby cereals with, dilute
juices and just for straight up drinking!
Nursery Water is recommended for use for babies from six
months to twenty-four months, however your doctor may recommend using it from
birth if you use a well for your water source in home, as fluoride levels could
be lower than 0.3ppm.
At six months of age, babies can begin to drink water alone,
but prior to, babies should maintain an exclusive breast milk or formula diet.
That being said, Nursery Water can be boiled for use with formula as well as
sipped from an open cup.
Nursery Water with Added
Fluoride is recommended for babies 6 months+ and Nursery Water WITHOUT added Fluoride is perfect for babe right
from birth! Speak to your healthcare provider, to see which is best for you.
My journey with Nursery Water has gone far beyond my
expectations and made life just a little more simple. Who doesn’t want to
simplify their life, when we have precious little babes running around, right?
Speak to your healthcare provider, and see if Nursery Water can be as
beneficial to you, as it has been for me!
With convenience, availability, safety and simplicity – it’s worth a
shot; because it’s a Game Changer!
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Blog post written by: Katie MacLea