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Making up formula in the night

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Twinklestar2 Sat 17-Jan-15 07:27:41

How do you do this quickly and without baby screaming? I'll be moving baby on to full formula feeing soon but not sure how to tackle this? Hate the thought of baby screaming whilst waiting for food.

Kim82 Sat 17-Jan-15 07:33:10

I make up the bottle in advance and store it in the back of the fridge. When dd starts to stir I nip downstairs, stick the bottle in the microwave for 40 seconds, give it a good shake and it's good to go.

Nolim Sat 17-Jan-15 07:43:57

If you can buy the one that comes in little boxes so you do not have to store it in tnte fridge. Otherwike do what kim says but make a few trials in advance to make sure the temperature is ok.

pipnchops Sat 17-Jan-15 07:49:56

Hi. I don't FF but if I did or do in future I would buy one of these:

My friend has one and says it saves her and her baby a lot of heartache.

tortoisesarefab Sat 17-Jan-15 08:10:37

If you have a baby on full formula feeds, definitely get a perfect prep, it's the best thing I bought when I had dd and I bought it on offer and sold it on after so was only about £20 out of pocket in the end!

Twinklestar2 Sat 17-Jan-15 11:27:24

Thanks - will look into Perfect Prep maching

Twinklestar2 Sat 17-Jan-15 11:27:37

Machine grin

Heatherbell1978 Sat 17-Jan-15 11:42:57

I make up bottles in advance. As long as they're in the fridge not more than 12 hours. Then microwave.

Murphy29 Sat 17-Jan-15 11:49:03

Definitely look in to the perfect prep, boots had it on offer recently which was a really good deal.

Be careful making up in advance, we were told by hospital and HV not to do so as guidance had changed and using microwave can lead to heat spots so wouldn't try that myself

ralv Sun 18-Jan-15 16:52:21

Could you make up in advance and then run under the hot tap to bring to room temp?

GotToBeInItToWinIt Sun 18-Jan-15 16:55:31

I used the aptimil ready made bottles.

HoggleHoggle Sun 18-Jan-15 17:00:55

I made bottles up in advance (no more than 12 hours ahead) and then grabbed out fridge and warmed. There's no flipping way ds would have waited for me to faff with formula, day or night.

As ds got a bit more robust we would take a bottle out the fridge after one night feed so it was room temp by the time of the next one. Weirdly it was a mw who suggested that. I think next time I will just use the small ready made bottles for night time.

seaoflove Sun 18-Jan-15 17:08:15

Ready made is a godsend!

CPtart Sun 18-Jan-15 17:14:51

Years ago now...but made up bottles in fridge. Husband brought up and put by bed in bottle carrier when he came up to bed. Warmed in bottle warmer at bedside when baby woke. No need to even leave the bedroom.

footallsock Sun 18-Jan-15 17:35:21

I did exactly the same as kim82 both times

Middleagedmotheroftwo Sun 18-Jan-15 17:37:06

Murphy hotspots diffuse when you shake or stir things.

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