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Does anyone warm up bottles in the microwave?

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Kione Sat 25-Feb-17 08:06:32

I know we are not supposed to 😔
I left them in the fridge last night and it took 20min to warm the up. He wouldn't take it less warm and I would like to avoid 20min of crying in the middle of the night.

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feesh Sat 25-Feb-17 08:09:54

I always did with my twins. Just briefly and then give them a good mix to avoid hot spots.

Fairylea Sat 25-Feb-17 08:10:50

I always did with my two (now 5 and 14). I'd never do it very long, maybe 20-30 seconds and shook really well to get rid of any hot spots. Never had a problem!

highinthesky Sat 25-Feb-17 08:11:30

All the time (formula)

mfwannabe Sat 25-Feb-17 08:13:03

I always did too. Hot spots aren't really a problem in liquid and it's easy to give them a swirl to mix it round. It just takes too long to warm them through otherwise

Ponderingprivately Sat 25-Feb-17 08:13:20

I used to. 20-30 seconds depending how big bottle was and then a good shake. Did it with both children .

highinthesky Sat 25-Feb-17 08:14:05

A 275ml bottle goes in at 800w for 1 minute, and gets a good stir before sealing and handing over to DC (18 months). If she doesn't like it (rare) she says "hot" and comes back to it after.

StrawberryShortcake32 Sat 25-Feb-17 08:14:53

Yes. As long as you shake it thoroughly to get rid of hot spots. I've never had an issue.

Heatherbell1978 Sat 25-Feb-17 08:15:17

Yes I did with DS. Switched to formula at 5 months and I'd make up bottles at night with boiling water then pop them in the fridge. Then microwave when needed. As long as you shake vigorously and taste I don't see the problem. The guidance is there because there will always be someone that overheats the milk so just don't do that.

welshweasel Sat 25-Feb-17 08:15:46

Always made formula up fresh but now he's on cows milk they get 30-40 secs in the microwave to take the chill off.

WanderingTrolley1 Sat 25-Feb-17 08:16:33

Always. Full bottle, 55 seconds.

Alexandra87 Sat 25-Feb-17 08:16:59

I microwaved bottles only about 30 secs for a full bottle but none of mine have liked milk particularly warm anyway. Just make sure to shake really well and test first

DipsyLaLa22 Sat 25-Feb-17 08:18:28

Yep. I had twins and a toddler so no time for faffing. Made a day's worth of bottles in the morning, popped them in the fridge and warmed them microwave when needed.

NickyEds Sat 25-Feb-17 08:21:12

With ds we used hot water to heat his formula until it became a ball ache so switched to the microwave! Always used hot water for expressed breast milk though-no idea why.

MesmereldaM Sat 25-Feb-17 08:21:30

Always. Used mam self sterilising bottles. Then popped formula in and heated for maybe 40 seconds.
Advice not to is just to avoid hot spots and a good shake will sort that.

Avioleta Sat 25-Feb-17 08:23:16

I did this when both DCs moved on to formula. Make sure you give it a really good shake to get rid of hit spots before you give it to the baby and you won't have a problem.

FlurkenSchnit Sat 25-Feb-17 08:25:35

Yup, used the microwave to warm the bottles for the last 3 of my children. I just made sure I shook the bottles well to get rid of any hot spots. The bottle warmer always took too long and my kids always went from fine to starving in a matter of seconds!

feelitinyourbones Sat 25-Feb-17 08:36:16

Yes. Every time, just for 10-20s. Shake like mad then test on back of hand and repeat if needed.

Am pleasantly surprised by the unanimous response so far. I have been shot down on threads before for this. Because the NHS say it's bad. Of course it's bad if you leave it in for ages and don't shake thoroughly. But like many other things it's completely safe if you do it carefully and check.

Kione Sat 25-Feb-17 18:41:52

Wow I am surprised too! Thanks!

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