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General advice on travelling with a 5 month old

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finallypregnant Thu 07-Aug-08 14:54:45

We're planning a trip to Dubai in December when DS will be 5 months old. Can you tell me what you did with the following:

a. Sterilised bottles or is it safe to have stopped by then?

b. Dealt with boiling water etc? DS used to room temp formula so that's not a problem. Should we take a travel kettle?

VinegarTits Thu 07-Aug-08 14:59:34

I think you need to carry on sterilising your bottles for your dc's first year, can you take some milton and cold water sterilise them there? are you in a hotel? Hotel should have a kettle in the room, check with them.

mamadiva Thu 07-Aug-08 15:19:20

Yes take a travel kettle as you'll need it to make up feeds and to make water safe for drinking.

And yes take a steriliser or something. I used to use milton tablets/fluid with tesco sterilising box its just a small box that hlds 2 bottles I think.

This looks good though

mamadiva Thu 07-Aug-08 15:19:49

You cpould also use ready made formula iof you have the cash.

finallypregnant Thu 07-Aug-08 15:28:19

Ready made would be heavy in the suitcase but I forgot about Milton stuff so that is good.

Will take kettle but do you boil bottled water or just tap water. Need to investiage Dubai water situation.

Neeerly3 Thu 07-Aug-08 15:34:12

we went to jersey (not as glam as dubai!) when my dt's were 5 months - we used steribottles and ready made formula since we could buy it there. We took sterilising bags and hung them round the taps in the bath for dummies etc.

I think you can boil the local tap water as that will kill anything nasty.....ask for a kettle in your room? save u packing one.

finallypregnant Thu 07-Aug-08 15:39:45

Will do. Forgot about those steribottles too. Those seem like a good idea so could use those nearer the time too. Thanks everyone.

Nbg Thu 07-Aug-08 15:45:00

Ok, we took a tub of formula in the suitcase.
If you do this, take out the silver film from the inside and then sellotape the lid down.
We didnt do this and had a slight formula explosion from the pressure.

We also took milton tablets.
So we washed the bottles with boiled bottled water. I could have probably just used boiled tap water but I didnt dare risk it tbh, then sterlised them in the sink with a milton tablet.
We then made the bottles up with boiled bottled water.
I also got some cartons for days when I couldn't be bothered.

I would contact where you are staying and ask if they provide a kettle.
Our accomodation didnt have them and we ended up hiring one because it was complete PITA boiling water in a casserole pot.


ajm200 Thu 07-Aug-08 15:58:08

We took a couple of bottles and a travel cold water steriliser when we traveled with our little one. I was still breastfeeding so the bottles were only for use if I had trouble finding somewhere to feed him

Also took lots of milton wipes to clean the sink and surfaces.

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