Bottle prepping with formula

Discussion in 'Formula Feeding' started by mrsmummy2, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. mrsmummy2

    mrsmummy2 Mum of 2 - pregnant with baby #3

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    So I'm due baby #3 in 8 weeks and it's suddenly dawned on me that I've "forgotten" how to prep bottles :rofl:

    With DD I pre-made bottles and refridgerated them (with sterilized bottles, boiled water and added the formula)
    With DS I sterilized the bottles, boiled water and left it to cool on the counter in each bottle and added formula as needed with each feed.

    ... fast forward to now and I'm like ok, are either of these ways "safe" in terms of bacteria etc.

    I've toyed with the idea of a tommy tippee prep machine, but the price tag makes me wonder if it's just another gimmick for parents to buy into.

    What do you/did you do?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. OnErth&InHvn

    OnErth&InHvn Waiting on Bee

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    DS- put tap water in a bottle and added scoops of formula, then heated on stove or microwave.

    Dd1- made liquid formula ahead of time in the fridge. Then heated on stove or microwave.

    Dd2- breastfed

    This baby- will be breastfed
     
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  3. Teri7489

    Teri7489 Proud mummy

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    I make all my bottles and keep them in the fridge. Really should be made by freshly boiling the water, allowing it to cool slightly and then adding the formula each time but who has the energy for that lol. I do allow them to come to room temperature though as a cold bottle csnt be nice for a wee tiny newborn that's just woken from a cosy sleep
     
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  4. Babybump87

    Babybump87 Mummy to 2 Princess and 1 Prince

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    DD1 we used ready made cartons, made fresh when she was older then we pre made and stored in the fridge , heated up .
    DD2 - perfect prep
    DS - perfect prep

    I would buy a perfect prep anyday it’s one of my baby essentials now wouldn’t be without it ! Takes all the stress and faffing around out of bottle feeding .
     
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  5. HLx

    HLx Mummy of 2, Baby #3 due 9th Nov 19

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    Dd 1 she's 7 years old- made feeds up there and then, very time consuming and exhausting during night feeds

    Ds 1 he's 5 years old- had a TT prep machine from day one, absolute GODSEND, no gimmick for me, spent the money on it and used it for the duration

    Ds 2 currently pregnant with - bought a prep machine straight away as one of my 1st buys, absolute life saver for me
     
  6. mrsmummy2

    mrsmummy2 Mum of 2 - pregnant with baby #3

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    Ive gone bought a prep machine too. Just seemed like the easiest thing to do! Plus i got it half price in the mothercare baby sale.. win!
     
  7. blueblue

    blueblue Finally a Rainbow

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    Mixed feeding with baby one - had a perfect prep, it was amazing esp as I was bf too and that took forever.

    Mixed feeding with baby two - making up bottles from stratch, very time consuming or using a flask for a "hot shot" and cooled boiled water stored in sterilised bottles in fridge for the cold - again requires a lot of planning. I'm going to get a perfect prep again as I'm spending my whole life bf and then bottle prepping.
     
  8. MissMarpleFan

    MissMarpleFan Well-Known Member

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    I use the Brita pitcher to fill my sterilized bottles, then add formula and shake. I always have two ready in the refrigerator. Take one out for a feed, make a new one. This method prevents gas problems from air bubbles because they have time to settle before the bottle is used.

    I used to warm them up in a thermal cup of hot water, but my pediatrician said it was totally unnecessary and I quickly found that my daughter enjoys the milk cold.

    Special pitchers and machines are just one more gimmick to spend money on and clean, IMO.
     

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