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Using flask and cool boiled water

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cuddlebug Tue 28-Mar-17 17:54:17

Hi ladies. I am going away to a hotel for a couple of days with my LO who is 6 months, and just need help on how to make up bottles.

I was thinking about using a travel kettle, boil fresh water, put into flask. Leave the boiled water in the kettle to completely cool down, and add 4oz to sterilised bottle and leave it aside.

When LO is a due a feed, add 3oz of hot water from the flask, add powder, then add the 4oz cool boiled water to kind of mimic the perfect prep machine (which is what I use).

Would this be OK? Is cool boiled water OK to be left out on the side and will the flask stay at 70c or higher for the entire day and night? Any suggestions?

Thanks all (I was going to use ready made cartons but my son gets hungry much quicker).

RiseYeSunkenShips Wed 29-Mar-17 04:38:10

Hi, I've not tried this myself but didn't want to leave your post unanswered! I do my own research around this and I saw a post online saying that the water in the thermos stayed hot for 10 hours.

You need the boiling water to be above 70'c to kill off any bacteria in the formula. Personally if I had to do this method I would do a practice run to see how long the water stayed hot enough and use a thermometer to test it at different hourly intervals.

You can fill your thermos with boiling water leave it a couple of mins, pour it out and then fill with fresh boiled water to help it last a little longer too as you won't lose any heat from the water you're using into the material of the thermos if that makes sense.

Cooles boiled water is fine at room temp as long as it is in a sealed sterile container.

Hope this helps smile so far I've just been using the premade bottles but haven't been out for longer than one feed so when I do I'll also be using the above method smile x

Nottalotta Wed 29-Mar-17 05:05:09

Why not keep the cooled water in the flask and boil the kettle for the hot when you need it? Then you can be sure it's hot enough.

LemonyFresh Wed 29-Mar-17 05:32:52

Why don't you just take the prep machine with you?

BusterGonad Wed 29-Mar-17 06:30:08

I think I did my totally wrong but I boiled the kettle, let it cook for 20 mins and then poured it into the flask at the perfect temperature BUT it was 8 years ago and it seems this was wrong! I loved it though. Made leaving the house a doodle!

BusterGonad Wed 29-Mar-17 06:36:11

Let it cool not cook

TittyGolightly Wed 29-Mar-17 06:39:39

3oz hot water (even boiling) won't be enough to kill bacteria on 7oz of formula.

insancerre Wed 29-Mar-17 06:49:30

Why don't you buy ready made?
Or take the machine with you

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