Hi, new to this forum so apologies if this isn’t posted in the right place.
I want other mums advice on night feeds for my newborn. All the advice on the boxes of formula feed say to boil the kettle and let the water cool for no longer than 30 mins before adding the formula and water and feeding baby.
But this is so unrealistic when baby is crying at night for milk.
Iv read about boiling the water and prepping all the night bottles ahead of time and either keeping them at room temperature or refrigerated and then using them as required.
This obviously suits better than the first option.
Boil some water and put it in the fridge during the day. Make the bottle up with the full amount of powder and about half boiling water then add cooled boiled water to fill. Safest and quickest way I found.
What smileygrapefruit said. For a 7oz bottle, boil kettle and pour 5oz water into the bottle. Allow to cool and then chill in the fridge. Whe you need to make up the bottle, 2oz freshly boiled water, add powder, shake & top up with the 5oz from the fridge. Cooled boiled water is fine, you just need enough freshly boiled water onto the powder to dissolve it & kill any potential bacteria.
Tommy tippee perfect prep machine changed my life for night feeds!!! If you can afford it best thing ever. Got mines for around £50 (asda I think?) It makes bottles at the correct temperature in 1 min xx
We have a thermos that we keep boiled water in and check with a thermometer as it cools. Also keep cold water in the fridge that we dunk the hot bottle of formula into. Usually takes about 3 mins to cool.
I used to take the perfect prep with me when staying at parents even though he wasn't having that many feeds (switched to formula around 8 months so was eating solid food)...could you do that? DS used to like a 5am bottle and we weren't massively fond of faffing about with a kettle at that time.