(Closed) Water Heater Temperature settings

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Our doctor recommended we set it at 120 now that our daughter is mobile/strong enough to turn the knob by herself.  We haven’t turned it down, though, and I don’t think we will until Dirty Delete is of an age she gets free roam of the house or can go to the bathroom by herself.  It’s mostly selfish since I like REALLY hot showers, but  also we have baby gates everywhere, so Dirty Delete can’t even get to a faucet unless we open at least 2 gates for her.  It’s not a concern for us right now.

Post # 4
64 posts
Worker bee

I’m not turning ours down until the baby is mobile. I worry about stuff not getting clean, like when you wash the towels and sheats in hot water to kill mites and allergens and during the day I clean my pump parts in hot soapy water from the facuet. I was under the impression that water temps of 140 were necessary to clean things like that.

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