13-07-2012, 01:00pm #1
How do you make up your bottles these days
When I had my son this is what I did -
Boiled kettle and filled 4 bottles with the water. Put on lid roughly and stored in cupboard until needed.
When baby wants a feed add formula powder to cooled boiled water.
Baby drinks formula at room temp.
However, Im now hearing that this is all wrong and I should be boiling the kettle and doing formula asap and giving to baby.
HOWEVER, baby hungry = screaming baby. How long does it take to cool down?! EEK.
Am I awful if I just do it the way I did 6.5 years ago - my son is still alive
ETA Formula from birth (no buns please)
13-07-2012, 01:08pm #2
When I had E I did exactly as you describe. By the time I had W the advice had changed. I still did exactly the same. I spoke to my mum (a bacteriologist by training) and FIL (health inspector) who both said that the chances of problems from non-sterile powder were tiny. I told the HV I was following the old guidelines and she said it was fine, although she had to tell me about the new guidelines.
13-07-2012, 01:09pm #3
13-07-2012, 01:13pm #4
13-07-2012, 01:21pm #5
I used to make the bottle with not long boiled water (approx 70 degrees i guess but never checked), then either sit it in jug of cold water or run under the tap until cool enough to drink. It never took longer than 10 mins and by the time I'd changed her nappy and found a bin etc it was ready. Plus I knew roughly when she would want a bottle so would get the water ready beforehand.
At night I took a flask of hot water to bed, pre measured powder, sterile bottle and a jug of cold water to cool it too.
Same for going out but would ask for cold water if in restaurant etc.
I know it sounds like a faf but it didn't bother me and was part of our routine iyswim? We'd never done it any other way so didn't have a comparison.
13-07-2012, 01:22pm #6
Sorry that should say 'found a bib' not bin!
13-07-2012, 01:33pm #7
13-07-2012, 01:33pm #8
I did the same as you s-j, with Daniel, guidelines had changed by the time I had Ethan but I stuck to my original way found it easier & never had any problems
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13-07-2012, 01:37pm #9
I never understood the correct way and the variations get me in a muddle. I did the same as you and I don't know anyone who made bottles up individually.
Can I ask a question creamcracker, do you sterilise all your bottles at the same time and leave them empty in a cupboard or do you have to sterilise them as you make it up?Stropy x
Monster ds 02/08/06
Cute dd 13/11/09
13-07-2012, 01:39pm #10