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schlepsnort
07-09-2006, 10:27 PM
We are going to WDW end of Sept/Oct. It's me, DH, and DS' 4, 2.5, and at time of travel 6 months. My 6 month old is still going to be needing bottles. I use nursery water to mix the formula.
We are using ME to get from airport to hotel, so no chance of stopping at a grocery store. I really do NOT want to have to pay for a cab to go to the local market to get nursery water. So I figure I have two options, one may be a little crazy.
I could A) Go to the 'convenience' center at our hotel ASmo (is there one?) that maybe sells larger bottles of water and probably still over pay for what we need.
Or could I CRAZILY :rotfl2: do B) and purchase Nursery water in bottles and put them in a suitcase to fly them down there?
I'm trying to save a buck and it seems that for what we need for only 4 days it's not worth having a local grocery delivery either. I've heard that there are some exorbitant charges for that as well...
Anyone else dealt with this liquifying problem??? :confused3
TIA! :goodvibes

polkadotladybug
07-09-2006, 11:53 PM
Granted it's been a while since we did bottles as my bottle-fed baby just turned 9 and my solely breast-fed baby just turned 6 - but what is "nursery water"?

polkadotladybug
07-09-2006, 11:58 PM
Okay - I googled it - so it's an actual brand of water that has added fluoride? Doesn't regular water have fluoride? Can't you use regular water for the week or whatever you will be going? Does he even have teeth?? :LOL

At any rate - perhaps you could fill a one of those gallon or two thermoses with it - and carry it in a carry on bag? I have no clue. I don't think I'd trust it in my luggage - although if it spills - it's just water, right?

Rella Bella
07-10-2006, 12:00 AM
We always pack a case of water... but I think most DISers ship thier water to their resort by mail or UPS to arrive the same day they do.

mjbaby
07-10-2006, 07:23 AM
Maybe one of those kids' travel service places would make a delivery? You know, the companies that deliver diapers and other supplies and rent baby equipment? You might pay a small premium over retail but I doubt it would be more than the hassle of packing water would be worth.

ChristmasElf
07-10-2006, 07:44 AM
You can buy bottled watter at the HESS stations that are right on property. There is one across from DD and another over near MGM.

ceecee
07-10-2006, 08:00 AM
Just use bottled water for those days.

familyoffiveAZ
07-10-2006, 08:36 AM
I don't know that I'd pack it in with your regular belongings for spillage reasons. What I did last time we flew and wanted to bring some pop with was buy a rollable softsided cooler from Walmart for $10. Threw the soda bottles in there, checked it with our regular luggage, and prayed for the best. :lol: They arrived safely btw.

Another idea is to pack all the water you can into your carryons. Less chance of leakage. This might be more difficult with all the little ones you're traveling with though.

my3kids
07-10-2006, 08:39 AM
What is wrong with water from the sink? Our pediatrician said as long as we were on a municipal water source there was no reason to use bottled, boil or worry about tap water.

dcfromva
07-10-2006, 09:17 AM
What is wrong with water from the sink? Our pediatrician said as long as we were on a municipal water source there was no reason to use bottled, boil or worry about tap water.
my3kids,
There is nothing wrong with the water from the tap, but a word of caution: while some folks do not mind the taste of the tap water in Orlando, other folks can not stand the taste. The baby may be able to tell the difference in the taste of the formula and may not drink it. For some reason, babies have a very discerning taste: some babies won't even drink a different brand of formula--or go from breast milk to formula, so going on vacation may not be a good time to experiment. Keeping the baby well hydrated is always a major concern, but especially in FL in Sept/Oct when it will be hot!

-DC :earsboy:

mitushib
07-10-2006, 09:22 AM
dcfromva every1 has discerning tastes. I for one could not drink orlando water at all. spent a fortune on bottled drinks.

as far the OP is concerned. ipick up 2 gallon jugs of nursery water and put them in carryons the small bottles are great too and they dont break at high pressure. i have travelled with them to india without incident. but the gallon jugs are better. A gallon lasts 2 days for us with one baby.

On an aside if u will go to any of the dinner theaters or souveiner huntinng in the outlets the walmart on poly blvd have them for 99c. The walmart on polynesian blvd is minutes from the park.

Mickey527
07-10-2006, 09:34 AM
Definately either bring the water from home or stop at Walmart on the way and pick some up.
I took my son from his home tap water to visit my sister in Texas. I didn't think about the change in water but he wound up with the worst case of diarrhea that he ever had and by the end of 3 days his bottom was so raw it was bleeding.
I took him to the Dr and they gave me a script for lotion and some samples of premixed formula for him to drink instead of using the tap water. this was almost 30 years ago when they didn't sell premixed formula or the powder, only the liquid concentrate.
I never made that mistake again with any of my children, I always brought the formula and water they were used to. Peggie

robinb
07-10-2006, 09:45 AM
I'm confused. Why not just use regular bottled water for the 4 days? You can grab a bottle no matter where you are (plane, park, resort, etc) and mix up some formula. Disney sells Dasani water ... you can give it a try at home the week before you go to WDW.

jessica52877
07-10-2006, 05:03 PM
Isn't nursery water just a brand of bottled water down the baby aisle? If so then I think I personally would just buy bottled water at the hotel and parks if a cab is not an option. Yes, you'll pay a bit more but worth it I would think. The hassle of packing water is not something I would like to deal with. I would try dasani at home though to make sure no problems.

I gave my son regular tap water, but when we went on the cruise, to disney or on vacation that is the one place I brought bottled water. You just never know. I was especially concerned with the cruise and being in port in a foreign county. We drove though so it wasn't a big deal.

If I remember right I do not care for the water inside the parks so giving the baby tap water isn't something I would consider at the parks.

summerrluvv
07-10-2006, 05:25 PM
Okay - I googled it - so it's an actual brand of water that has added fluoride? Doesn't regular water have fluoride? Can't you use regular water for the week or whatever you will be going? Does he even have teeth?? :LOL



The teeth are forming so that's why many dr's prescribe fluoride drops or vitamins with fluoride to babies ;)

I would just use the bottled water in the food court since it's such a short amount of time.

DisneyMommyMichelle
07-10-2006, 05:29 PM
They make Nursery water in smaller more easily toted bottles and you can take those in your luggage :) we brought water that way before for formul and those little individual packets of formula! :teeth:

The August Issue of PARENTS magazine has a 1.00 off coupon for Nursery water in it :teeth:

priceyjuls
07-10-2006, 05:34 PM
Don't all of the baby care centers have bottled water also? I am almost positive that we used a bottled water dispenser at Epcot to make bottles a few years ago. It might be a pain, but you could stop there in the morning and fill 2 or 3 bottles with water and then go back as needed.

formernyer
07-10-2006, 05:41 PM
personally, i'd use tap water.

if i wanted to spend extra money i'd use regular bottled water.

but that's just me and i'd never deam of paying for a special brand of baby water even if i was at home.

luvsmickeymouse
07-11-2006, 05:49 PM
I wouldn't use florida water, it made my dog sick. It isn't that it is bad water, its just the quick switch bothered her alot. I switched to distilled water, it made a world of difference. They have companies that deliver, so maybe they can deliver nursery water or spring water , or distilled. My dog was used to spring water, so the quick switch made her sick.

pweyl36
07-11-2006, 06:10 PM
I always thought that the nursey water was just an over price bottle of water. :goodvibes

Kellydelly
07-11-2006, 06:48 PM
I always thought that the nursey water was just an over price bottle of water. :goodvibes


I think it's a gimmick too. I'd use regular bottled water instead of trying to tote some on the plane with you.

LuvTinkBell
07-11-2006, 07:09 PM
My grocery store has one gallon bottles, but they also sell the small 8 oz. kids water, or a 1.5 liter of the nursery. I'd try either of the last 2 if you are packing it yourself.

Or just regular bottled water, for a few days I don't think it'd be aproblem. Just as long as it is NOT mineral water, he should be ok with any bottled water.

crisi
07-11-2006, 08:36 PM
The teeth are forming so that's why many dr's prescribe fluoride drops or vitamins with fluoride to babies ;)

I would just use the bottled water in the food court since it's such a short amount of time.

This completely stuns me. Our ped didn't let our kids use toothpaste with floride in it until they were five and old enough to be assured of not swallowing it. Floride isn't good for you in quantity (tap water has such small amounts of floride in it that it isn't a big deal). That someone would sell water to mix with formula is amazing. It must be such a miniscule amount of floride.

summerrluvv
07-11-2006, 08:45 PM
This completely stuns me. Our ped didn't let our kids use toothpaste with floride in it until they were five and old enough to be assured of not swallowing it. Floride isn't good for you in quantity (tap water has such small amounts of floride in it that it isn't a big deal). That someone would sell water to mix with formula is amazing. It must be such a miniscule amount of floride.

Fluoride develops stronger teeth. All of my friends pediatricians (and mine) have prescribed vitamin drops with fluoride for their babies and vitamins with flourides for the toddlers/children. Perhaps it's a regional thing because this topic came up on another board I frequent and some people had never heard of pediatricians prescribing vitamins to kids let alone ones with fluoride. The dentist even prescribes the vitamins with fluoride to the children.

graygables
07-11-2006, 08:46 PM
Not to start a debate, but fluoride really isn't that good for you and our ped told me to use filtered water and non-fluoridated toothpaste forever, not just until age 5. Google it.

that said, NEVER pack liquids in your suitcase. The pressure changes can cause it to rupture and I, for one, would be a bit peeved to arrive at my desitination with someone else's drink all over my stuff. Airlines will sometimes pull your bag if they see liquids in it, some will just pull it out and pitch it, sending your bag on it's way, but I've heard of bags just not travelling, too.

I would just use bottled water and order it from Staples ahead of time and have it delivered to your resort. No hassles, not expensive. The resort will hold it for you until you get there.

BTW, you'd save PLENTY by not buying "nursery water" and using a Brita or PUR filter instead. ;)

formernyer
07-12-2006, 04:35 PM
I've never been one to aibde by all of the parenting guidance on what you should and shouldn't do with babies, since I believe none of it ever amounts to any real difference. However, I have to admit that I've NEVER read any guidance indicating that flouride is good for babies/toddlers and I've read MANY studies suggesting that it's horrible for them.

Like I said, I never made a point to actively avoid the flouride because in the end I don't think it really matters, but if you're trying to follow the "rule books" on parenting, then flouride is a no-no.

D,L and K's Mom
07-12-2006, 04:45 PM
since it is what your baby is used to. If I we you I would order a case of florinated water and have it delivered to your room so it is there waiting for you. You and the baby can drink it. I am allergic to sulfa and my Dr. said not to drink the water in Fl as it does have some sulfa in it.....I am really allergic so he said better to be safe than sorry. This is from greengrocer.com (link to distilled water and nursery water)they will deliver to the room. Good luck!

http://www.gardengrocer.com/product.php?cid=54

belle&beast
07-12-2006, 05:20 PM
I would use the nursery water since that is what your baby is used to drinking. You are already going to be in a very different environment and no need for upset tummy. I would just ship it to yourself to arrive on your arrival date.

As far as the fluoride debate goes, we have well water and that's why the pediatrician and pediatric dentist recommend fluoride supplements. If we lived in the city, they would say you get enough from the water. They also still recommend a non-fluoride toothpaste until kids won't swallow it. The amounts of fluoride in water and toothpaste are very different.

crisi
07-12-2006, 06:34 PM
Fluoride develops stronger teeth. All of my friends pediatricians (and mine) have prescribed vitamin drops with fluoride for their babies and vitamins with flourides for the toddlers/children. Perhaps it's a regional thing because this topic came up on another board I frequent and some people had never heard of pediatricians prescribing vitamins to kids let alone ones with fluoride. The dentist even prescribes the vitamins with fluoride to the children.

I know, but it also can cause illness in quantity. Makes sense that you'd want to suppliment if you didn't have flouridated water, though.

http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/general/teeth/fluoride.html

MontanaMouse
07-12-2006, 08:59 PM
I am unfamiliar with the nursery water, but if bottled water would do for a few days, I do have a suggestion. We joined the Staples Rewards program and then ordered bottled water (a case) to be delivered directly to the resort. It was only a few dollars (they don't charge for shipping) and it was waiting in our room when we checked in. For less than the price of two bottles of Dasani at Disney, we had an entire case of water that lasted our trip.

kehouse
07-12-2006, 09:01 PM
[QUOTE=graygables]
I would just use bottled water and order it from Staples ahead of time and have it delivered to your resort. No hassles, not expensive. The resort will hold it for you until you get there.

sounds like good idea! i think i've read on here they ship it free. maybe you can find a site that carries the brand your use to. good luck.

schlepsnort
07-12-2006, 09:08 PM
since it is what your baby is used to. If I we you I would order a case of florinated water and have it delivered to your room so it is there waiting for you. You and the baby can drink it. I am allergic to sulfa and my Dr. said not to drink the water in Fl as it does have some sulfa in it.....I am really allergic so he said better to be safe than sorry. This is from greengrocer.com (link to distilled water and nursery water)they will deliver to the room. Good luck!

http://www.gardengrocer.com/product.php?cid=54

I just had a chance to read all of your replies. Thanks for the idea of the gardengrocer, I looked them up online and feel that their delivery fee is not as outlandish at the others I had seen so I plan on using them to get the water.

I didn't expect this thread to turn into an arguement over flouride or water usage for that matter. I think we all do things a certain way for our kids that we feel is best for our children respectively. I certainly do not expect others to do as I do if they don't want to. Our pediatrician strongly urged us to use bottled nursery water with the flouride added and that is something we have done with all of our children. I am simply not comfortable with the idea of changing what my little guy's tummy is used to even for just a few days. At the time we are going he will still be 90% dependant on his bottles for his nutrition so I'd rather keep it just like it is done at home to prevent any upset tummies.
So I guess I was just looking for advice as far as how to at the least cost keep my baby's water and get it to the resort. Thank you to those who alerted me that it probably wouldn't be a good idea to put it in the luggage (eek wet clothes, that would be very very bad!) and about the baby centers! I looked up the baby centers and am sure we will be going there for breaks for the kids.
Thanks again for the helpful advice and hopefully others will not have taken my thread as a means of telling other Moms what to give their kids or that they aren't giving their kids the right things. It was never my intention.

:sunny:

robinb
07-12-2006, 09:22 PM
Our pediatrician strongly urged us to use bottled nursery water with the flouride added and that is something we have done with all of our children. I am simply not comfortable with the idea of changing what my little guy's tummy is used to even for just a few days. At the time we are going he will still be 90% dependant on his bottles for his nutrition so I'd rather keep it just like it is done at home to prevent any upset tummies.

Yet another reason to breastfeed :teeth:. It's always the right temperature and always on tap, LOL!

All kidding aside, I'm glad you found a solution that will work for you.

seashoreCM
07-12-2006, 09:28 PM
Not all cities have fluoride in the drinking water.

I would not want to carry the weight of water in suitcases.

If nursery water contains fluoride and the amount of toothpaste normally used contains too much fluoride to be swallowed, there must exist some lesser amount of toothpaste which can be mixed outright with plain water and drunk safely as an alternative to nursery water. Hopefully some expert or dentist will chime in with a suggested amount, say squeeze out 1/16'th inch instead of 3/4'th inch from the toothpaste tube.

I am on the side of the group of people who do recommend fluoride in some shape or form.

Once a bottle of water is opened and there is no refrigerator, the water should be finished off reasonable quickly before bacteria in the air can settle and multiply inside, two days tops. For a gallon bottle, everyone will have to share it to accomplish this.

Health hints:
http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/health.htm

lillygator
07-12-2006, 09:40 PM
how about ready to feed formula?

D,L and K's Mom
07-13-2006, 06:48 AM
Don't forget to bring some kind of dishsoap to wash the bottles and nipples. I forgot the first time we were there. Last time I brought the pre-soaped wipes so I could wash out bottles and nipples with hot water and soap. I microwaved hot wated in the microwave in the food court and then brought it to the room to wash the nipples. I know you do not have to boil water anymore but I felt better with it being HOT. Have a great trip!

BethR
07-13-2006, 09:25 AM
I know that Robin is posting "tongue in cheek, (notice the :teeth: and "All kidding aside")" so please don't anyone take offense to her comment. This thread is not going to turn into a debate on breast vs bottle feeding. :sad2:

Also, it's been 12-13 years since we had anyone using formula and I had never heard of nursery water either. You learn something new every day! :)

BethR
07-13-2006, 09:31 AM
Oh! While we are on the subject of debates (well I WAS ;) ), no debates on flouride vs no flouride for babies, children OR adults. I think there are more appropriate forums for a discussion of that sort...

smores
07-13-2006, 09:38 AM
as a mother who has traveled the world with little ones, i might suggest getting a sports bottle type water filter bottle. you can than filter warm water into a bottle add your powder and tada. . .you got a perfect bottle each time. you won't have to worry about gi distress from a change in water or worse bacteria in the water! works great on planes, we used it in mexico for the whole family to have drinking water. they say you can even filter river/creek water and then drink. . .don't recommend river water for a baby though!

here's an example of a sports bottle type filter

http://frontiersurvival.com/watfilsporbo.html

mtblujeans
07-13-2006, 01:16 PM
I am unfamiliar with the nursery water, but if bottled water would do for a few days, I do have a suggestion. We joined the Staples Rewards program and then ordered bottled water (a case) to be delivered directly to the resort. It was only a few dollars (they don't charge for shipping) and it was waiting in our room when we checked in. For less than the price of two bottles of Dasani at Disney, we had an entire case of water that lasted our trip.This was what I was going to suggest as I had seen it discussed on other threads.

We recently took a trip to WDW and stayed in the Wilderness cabins. I took a filter unit I have at home and connected it to the kitchen faucet in the cabin and we filled our water bottles with filtered water to take to the Parks each day. I don't know if that is something you can do....

Tnkrbelle565
07-13-2006, 03:19 PM
I think another poster mentioned this but I've seen Nursery Water in smaller bottles. i always puts formula/water in my carryon bags (tied in plastic bags just in case) so I can monitor if they are exploding and so I have extra with me in case flights get delayed. I've never had a problem with things exploding mid-air.