1 GAL (3.79 L)
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), babies do not require fluoride supplementation during the first 6 months. After 6 months, pediatricians may prescribe a fluoride supplement depending on the source of water in your baby’s diet1. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), excess fluoride can lead to enamel fluorosis (may affect appearance of teeth before eruption through the gums). Low levels of fluoride in water alone may not lead to fluorosis, but combined with other fluoride sources may be too much2. Talk to your doctor about the sources of fluoride in your baby’s diet.
GERBER® PURE® Water is purified water made for mixing, with minerals added for taste. Because it undergoes an extensive, multi-step process to ensure consistent purity and quality, you can be sure that it is clean water, pure and simple*. Specially designed for infants, it’s just right for mixing with infant formula or cereal. It’s is a fluoride free choice—because babies younger than 6 months don’t need fluoride supplementation.
GERBER® PURE® Water is bottled specifically for Gerber Products Company, Florham Park, NJ by Nestlé Waters North America Inc., in Breinigsville, PA, Dallas, TX, Ontario, CA, Stanwood, MI, and Zephyrhills, FL using the following water sources: deep protected well, Breinigsville, PA; public water supply, Dallas, TX; deep protected well, Ontario, CA; deep protected wells, Stanwood, MI; and/or public water supply, Zephyrhills, FL.
Gerber recommends breastfeeding as the best start for babies. However, if you choose formula, always follow the preparation instructions on the infant formula and GERBER® PURE® Water labels.
GERBER® PURE® Water is not sponsored or endorsed by the AAP or the ADA.
1American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 2009. Pediatric Nutrition Handbook, 6th edition, pg 1,047.
2American Dental Association (ADA), 2006. Interim Guidance on Fluoride Intake for Infants and Young Children.
*Not Sterile. Use as directed by a physician. When preparing infant formula, always follow the instructions on the infant formula label. Use good sanitation practices to maintain product’s purity -- add Gerber Pure to the bottle or bowl first, replace the cap, and then add powdered formula or cereal. For best results, refrigerate after opening and use within 7 days.