bottle warmers?

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  1. DueMarch2nd

    DueMarch2nd mummy to a little lamb

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    Would a bottle warmer be a good idea to have? I do plan on breast feeding but will need bottles to take out and about occasionally when I express. Would a bottle warmer be a good idea?

    How else do babies drink bottles when not home? :shrug:
     
  2. ellie27

    ellie27 Well-Known Member

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    I would say they are a waste of money.

    I am a first time mum but I have heard this from lots of folk.

    My brother when he visited would just get me to boil a pot of water and stick bottle in it to heat it up.
     
  3. mrs_rj

    mrs_rj Well-Known Member

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    i got a tommy tippee one (i have all the tommy tippee bottles etc) which is meant to heat the milk to the correct temp in 30 secs (or 1 mintue, can;t remember!) - it only cost me £15 so certainly worth a try. and it's only small so can go out with us and be up in the bedroom with us so if she is hungry in the night we can have a bottle warmed up and ready to go real quick without having to go up and down stairs (good seen as we live in a 3 storey house!) xxx
     
  4. DueMarch2nd

    DueMarch2nd mummy to a little lamb

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    I mean the kind that keep it warm. They are brand new on ebay for 99p.

    How do you warm a bottle when not visiting people?
     
  5. DueMarch2nd

    DueMarch2nd mummy to a little lamb

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    Oooh good price, I assumed the kind that heated them were pricey
     
  6. Midnight_Fairy

    Midnight_Fairy New baby J

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    I wouldnt bother with the ones that keep it warm? I just used to take it out fridge when going out and by the time they were ready for it, it would be room temp? If in a resturand etc you can ask for hotwater.
     
  7. You will find that a lot of places refuse to give you hot water to heat bottles (health and safety!) and you should try and keep a made up bottle as cold as possible until use. A warm/warming bottle is a breeding ground for bacteria so it should only be warmed immediately before use.
     
  8. DueMarch2nd

    DueMarch2nd mummy to a little lamb

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    Ok so no to keeping milk warm

    Hmmm... So say for example I took some expressed milk with me from the fridge and went out shopping or around the town for the day.

    I should get a bottle warmer in that case, right?
     
  9. elainegee

    elainegee Well-Known Member

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    bottle warmers take to long to heat up the bottle for a hungry baby, i have one and it is in the cupboard, the plus size is it can also be used to heat up jars of food though too so i might use it for this as baby wont be as hungry when he goes on solids, fingers crossed lol x
     
  10. In this case you want an insulated something to keep the bottle COLD until you need to use it. At which point the cheapest way to do it is to have a small thermos of hot water and a little basin (or the lid of the thermos) to stand the bottle in. The problem with this is it takes time...as with any bottle it takes a fair bit to warm up from cold and in the meantime you have a screaming baby.
    There will be products out therr you can buy but I imagine they will be expensive and useless!!
     
  11. lynnikins

    lynnikins Well-Known Member

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    with ds when he was having breast milk expressed in bottles they got warmed in a jug of boiling hot water,
    when on formula i never pre-made bottles up with poweder i had tommetippe closer to nature bottles and you can get milk powder dispensers for them and id put the powder in ther and fill the bottle half way with pre-boiled cooled water when going out and would get the cafe or resturant to top it up to however many ounces i needed with boiling water, add the powder and shake and it was normally bang on the right temp for ds
     
  12. babybaillie

    babybaillie Well-Known Member

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    As a 3rd time mum i wouldnt bother gettin one. i always heat the bottle in the microwave, u learn to do it safely, heat it and no more. if im going out i just use a warm bottle and put in an insulated bottle bag. most places r good if u ask them to heat a bottle when ur out anyway.
     
  13. hudz26

    hudz26 Mum to 3

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    i wouldn't bother if you are going to bf hun but they are great if you bottle feed, i had one with the other 2 and have bought one again, i only use them at night though, i store 3 bottles from the fridge in cold water and when lo wakes for one i don't have to mess about going down stairs i just pop one in the bottle warmer :) xx
     

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