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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 18:32 PM   1
lauren1991
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Who makes bottles in advance?


Who makes bottles in advance and if so how do u do it?

Reason is I've been following NHS guidelines of making a feed every time he needs one but I'm tearing my hair out with it x



 
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 22:02 PM   2
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I run my tap water til it's the hottest, our water tank is set the highest. I measure the water, put the formula in, mix and put it in the fridge. When i'm ready to use it, I just warm it up in the mic. No problems doing it this way so far with our 2 kids.



 
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Old Nov 23rd, 2012, 06:27 AM   3
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I boil kettle, leave for 20mins or so, then fill up 3-4 bottles with the water, add formula, shake and put in fridge.....when shes ready for a feed I pop in our bottle warmer for 3mins and thats it.

Shes had this since 5 weeks old and seems fine.

I did try the half cool boiled water then add half boiling water at time of feed that other ladies do but she seemed fussy on those feeds so went back to my normal method.

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Old Nov 23rd, 2012, 06:51 AM   4
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I've started doing it and it is sooo much easier!

I fill the kettle with fresh water and boil it, wash and sterilise the bottles (milton steriliser so takes 15 mins) by then the water is still hot but not boliing.

Make around 5-6 bottles, rapid cool in ice water and then put in the fridge.

When needed either warm in boiling water or in the microwave depending on how quick he needs the bottle



 
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Old Nov 23rd, 2012, 08:59 AM   5
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The way the above poster does is the safest method of premaking bottles. Remember to throw away any unused bottles stored in the fridge after 24 hours. xx



 
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Old Nov 23rd, 2012, 10:02 AM   6
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I'm just finding it really difficult with having to put the steriliser on for every feed and then making the feed at 2am with a screaming little boy.
I don't want to make the whole days in advance but maybe 3 or so I think once he's a couple of weeks old ill make in advance as the midwifes scared the shit out of me in hospital.

Was wondering if I was to sterilise say 5 bottles in the morning, put them together and put them in the fridge all day and use them when needed would they remain sterile?

Thanks girls u have put my mind at ease a bit x



 
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Old Nov 23rd, 2012, 10:06 AM   7
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I make all the waters and measure the powders up and put them in one of these

http://www.mothercare.com/Philips-Av...efault,pd.html

Then just add when I need. So handy when I have a toddler to run after as well xx



 
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Old Nov 23rd, 2012, 11:57 AM   8
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Was wondering if I was to sterilise say 5 bottles in the morning, put them together and put them in the fridge all day and use them when needed would they remain sterile?
Yes once the bottles are sterilised if you put them together with the lids on then they will remain sterile for 24 hours (I never put them in the fridge, just left on the side).



 
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Old Nov 23rd, 2012, 12:19 PM   9
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I used to wash a sterilise all my bottles in the morning and I had an electric steriliser that takes about 6/8 bottles. Then I'd boil a kettle and fill my bottles and add the formula, shake them up then quick cool them in a bowl of freezing cold water then put them in the fridge. In the early days with LO I used to use a bottle warmer but found it so time consuming so I switched to microwaving them. I never had any problems. I just loosened the lid and put it in for 15-20 seconds then give it a good shake and then leave it to stand for 20 seconds then we were good to go x



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Old Nov 23rd, 2012, 13:09 PM   10
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I'm in the USA so do it a bit differently but I bought a Dr. Brown's formula mixing pitcher, you can make like 30 0z at once, I mix it, it makes it come out smooth almost like ready to feed and then pour into bottles, put in the fridge and they are good for 24 hours. I can't make them one at a time because they're too foamy and it aggravates her reflux.

I also microwave them, naughty me! she doesn't like it cold, at all!



 
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