Hot boiled water or cool boiled?

Discussion in 'Formula Feeding' started by starrybean, Jun 6, 2011.

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What temperature water do you mix your formula into?

  1. Hot water from kettle or flask

  2. Room temperature boiled water

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  1. starrybean

    starrybean Proud Mom of One

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    After reading Nessicles thread about premaking, I thought it would be interesting to see how many people add their formula to hot water compared to room temperature water... Will add a poll!

    I use hot water in a flask to mix my formula into but only Cus reading on here about bacteria - otherwise I think I would have just used room temp water!
     
  2. Farie

    Farie Well-Known Member

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    I use room temp or cooler water
     
  3. Nessicle

    Nessicle Well-Known Member

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    just started using room temp as we discussed :flower: xx
     
  4. amy19604

    amy19604 Well-Known Member

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    i use hot water from the kettle x
     
  5. bathbabe

    bathbabe Mum to 3 boys

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    Hot water from the kettle.
     
  6. Tor

    Tor Mummy of 2

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    We use hot water from the kettle after reading about the bacteria thing but for the first few weeks we always used room temp boiled water and he was absolutely fine, we just changed to be on the safe side really.
     
  7. kristel_

    kristel_ Well-Known Member

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    Hot water because the milk powder isn't sterile. We started off with room temperature water and it didn't mix aswell and also gave her a bit of a tummy upset.
     
  8. blinkybaby

    blinkybaby Well-Known Member

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    I use room temp cooled boiled water. I know they say the powder isn't sterile but TBH I have never heard of any dire situations from doing it this way so I'll continue doing it like this until I do.xx
     
  9. justarascal

    justarascal Mum of 1 monster

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    We're using Staydown now so doesn't really count!
    I started with cooled boiled water (adding powder as we needed it), but then I just started making with hot water and putting in the fridge to save time when LO was hungry.

    I know milk powder isn't sterile, but if you are using the bottle straight away, any bacteria isn't having time to multiply to levels that would be dangerous.
     
  10. Divinebeauty

    Divinebeauty Guest

    I microwave the cooled water and add the formula only because the formula wont mix properly at room temp.

    Nessicle- How do you get the formula to mix properly with room temp water? I always get chunks of formula throughout the bottle?

    Or else ya I would do room temp.
     
  11. charlotte-xo

    charlotte-xo Alfie and Darcey's mummy

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    hot water from the kettle.

    <3
     
  12. Katie Mc

    Katie Mc Well-Known Member

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    hot water from kettle
     
  13. sapphire1

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    The milk Holly is on is imported from the US. On their US website it says to make with cooled boiled water, on the tins imported to the UK it says to make with 70 degree water. It's exactly the same formula, but different countries have different regulations :wacko: Someone told me the UK guidelines came about because of a case of infant botulism, suspected to be caused by contaminated formula...
     
  14. bathbabe

    bathbabe Mum to 3 boys

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    By cooled boiled water they mean water that has cooled for 30mins, not cold boiled water.
     
  15. MissRoxie

    MissRoxie Well-Known Member

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    I just boil the kettle and let the water cool off a bit but not any longer than 30 mins then mix with formula & stick bottles in the fridge. TBH though the water is still pretty hot, hot enough that when you try and hold the bottle you burn your fingers x
     
  16. summer rain

    summer rain Mum of 5

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    there were several cases both here and in neighbouring countries such as Holland and Belgium; there have also been quite a few batches of formula that have needed to be recalled and destroyed due to containing various food poisoning bugs, its inconvenient but whenever I gave powder formula to any of my LOs it was always made with 70 degree water (or as close as poss to that) then rapid cooled and either given immediately or stored in the fridge for less than 12 hours xx
     
  17. Nessicle

    Nessicle Well-Known Member

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    I was gonna ask about Staydown cos it needs to be cold fridge temp water so how does that become sterile?? Thats one of the reasons now she's 5 months I'm doing it with cooled boiled water cos a lot of formulas like hypoallergenic need cold water and comfort needs very very hot water so how does that not kill the nutrients - makes me wonder!

    I just shake it really well hun for 15 seconds then microwave to heat, I always shake every 20-30 seconds to make sure theres no hotspots, always seems to be dissolved pretty well :flower: x
     
  18. Nessicle

    Nessicle Well-Known Member

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    I give Ava cooled boiled water but not 70 degrees lol :haha: x

    If I premake and store in the fridge the formula seems to go quite thick and smells funny she wont drink it and her feed times tend to vary a lot so making fresh each time I wouldnt be able to do as I dont know when her next feed is xx
     
  19. Louppey

    Louppey Mummy to 2 girls <3

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    I use room temp cooled boiled water, heat the bottle in the bottle warmer for 5 mins then mix in the powder. It's then ready for LO to drink.
     
  20. Divinebeauty

    Divinebeauty Guest


    My daughter is the same ! Her feed times are not set in stone, sometime 3 hrs sometimes 4 and on odd days 2.5 I wouldn't be able to boil the kettle every single time and cool it in time for her to eat without her crying her eyes out! I already get so annoyed when I am sterilizing bottles and boiling fresh water and then shes hungry boiling the water and cooling it seems to take FOREVER! When you have a baby crying lol! My LO is quite demanding she cant even wait for the bottle warmer , so I have to use the microwave the quickest possible way to warm her bottles!! lol
     

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