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room temp bottle feeds??

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charliegirl25 Tue 19-Jul-05 12:03:16

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Littlefish Tue 19-Jul-05 12:06:06

Hi there,

I do this. I keep the bottles filled with water in the fridge until I'm ready to use them. If we're going out I just take one with me and keep the formula powder separately.

There was a thread on here recently about this, but I can't remember how long ago.

lilaclotus Tue 19-Jul-05 12:11:56

we kept cooled down boiled water in the bottles, then added the formula when needed. much better than keeping made up bottles that go off if unused.

Nik72 Tue 19-Jul-05 12:13:28

I do this too - leave bottles in the fridge with water & microwave them for 30 seconds before adding the formula. Much easier than farting around heating made-up bottles and I give the water a good shake after the microwave. I often leave the water at room temp if I'm out & about - sterile water won't grow bugs.

acnebride Tue 19-Jul-05 12:13:32


I probably didn't keep the water for longer than 48 hours or so at room temp, I have to say. My mil would say 24 hours (ex-department of health microbiologist - sorry).

Distracted Tue 19-Jul-05 12:44:38

We did this - same as everyone else here, except didn't keep water in fridge, just at room temp, then added formula as required.

Willow2 Tue 19-Jul-05 12:55:28

Calling acnebride... was it you who sent me an email (mentioning your mum and the World Health Organisation)for the piece I'm doing on weaning? I desperately need you to get in contact as I don't have your age down. If anyone else knows acnebride's phone number can they get her to email me on - cheers!

charliegirl25 Tue 19-Jul-05 18:01:03

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mogwai Wed 20-Jul-05 10:44:20

I read on the archived thread that you can buy a container to put measured-out formula into, so you don't have to take the formula box out with you. Anyone know where to buy this?

Also, second question, we use ready-made formula for trips out and at night. We sterilise the bottles beforehand but don't keep boiled water in them. We put the bottles into a vaccuum bag and pour the formula from the carton. this ok? Baby has no complaints so far and will take milk at any temperature

Littlefish Wed 20-Jul-05 12:10:02

Mogwai, I used to do exactly the same and my dd (now 8 months) has always been fine!

MascaraOHara Wed 20-Jul-05 12:13:13

I did it, so much easier than messing about. DD is 3 and perfectly healthy! I didn't even heat them for her, bad mummy.

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