With my first I used to make 4 bottles with hot water, cool quickly then leave in fridge for 12 hours and microwave. With DD2 and 3 I made by adding hot water to bottles, leaving on side and adding powder as necessary over 24 hours. Not re heating. They drank at room temp.
I saw the advice has changed. Does anyone have the prep machine. It would certainly make my life easier! I just dont understand how it works. Does it use tap water? Is that safe?
It's fab in my opinion. It had just been launched when my first baby was born and I used it for second.
You fill up the water section with tap water and it has a filter in, which filters the water before it's used.
The milk powder is subjected to a hot blast of filtered water (sterilises the powder and disolves it) then topped up with cool water. Making it a perfect temp when complete.
Couldn't suggest a more useful item to be honest. You are right, advice has changed and bottles are (in theory) meant to always be made fresh, not reheated etc. Milk powder is not sterile, I think is the theory. The more standing around and reheating etc the more change of bacteria growth apparently.
We keep ours in the bedroom and it's a godsend. I keep a cold water steriliser with bottles next to it and you have a bottle in less than a minute if making small amounts and no squinting in the dark measuring out water.
I add the powder before the hot shot of water as the powder dispenser gets sticky and powder sticks to it when the steam gets to it otherwise. It is fine with tap water as it filters.
The only negatives for me are the stupid beeping that you can't turn off but it's only 4 beeps, and that the minimum amount is 4oz but it's worth wasting it for the extra sleep.
The perfect prep machine is a life saver in my opinion - especially with a demanding baby! Although, a lot of health professionals don't agree with it because it only requires tap water. However, you could fill the tank with cooled boiled water, but I don't personally think it's necessary!
The beeping is its epic flaw. It's too loud for the middle of the night in my opinion..I used to use the machine all through the day and laziness and speed led me to using aptamil ready made bottles/cartons at night (costly but saved sanity). Both kids took it at room temp straight out of readymade bottle.
It is really quick the prep machine as it's even quicker than boiling a kettle and doing it that way.
Forgot to say that i boil the water before putting it to PP. You dont have to. But if you do choose to then make sure you cool it down first. It takes ages to cool down in PP and machine goes into red mode and wouldnt let you use it until its all cold inside.
Whe i top up water after 2-3 bottles i just pour the freshly boiled water. It mixes with the existing cold water and temp gauge isnt triggered
The prep machine has a filter inside it which needs changing every 3 months I believe. We double filter (use filter water to put into machine and then the machine filters it too) Not sure why . It's honestly such a great thing. I love ours. Has made making up bottles so much easier. Agree with the bleep though, it's too loud!
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