Mini fridge?

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  1. DarlingMe

    DarlingMe Well-Known Member

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    A couple on TV had a mini fridge in their nursery. I thought it was crazy but the more I think about it... I plan on nursing so having he cold water upstairs and extra storage room for breast milk might be a good idea! I think they are around $40 during back to school sales. How long can you store refrigerated breastmilk? I know a couple months in the freezer but how long in the fridge? Is this a crazy idea?? Even just to have cold drinks on hand in the middle of the night?
     
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    CharlieP Mum to Charlie

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    DarlingMe Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a week isnt too bad. I can always move it into the freezer the next day if I pumpn at night or something. Having a c section so not sure how stairs will be! is the fridge in the nursery too strange?
     
  4. Brieanna

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    I have a mini fridge for the nursery that will soon be stocked up with cold drinks and small snacks for me and I have the pump and everything else there too so if I pump in the middle of the night (or just don't feel like moving!) I can put it in the fridge and move it to our big freezer later.

    I have heard that you get very thirsty when you breast feed and since I love ice cold drinks it will be nice. Plus, if the baby falls asleep in my arms I won't have to get up if I get thirsty or hungry and bother him or her. :)
     
  5. chysantheMUM

    chysantheMUM Well-Known Member

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    Won't a mini fridge be too noisy for a nursery though? I have one at work and rarely have it switched on because it makes a really loud humming noise :nope:
     
  6. PAgal

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    I thought of the noise too, and it's just one more potential fire hazard, and even leak hazard! Maybe you could put it in a nearby room too, to have it on that floor? Or even get a full spare freezer/fridge nearby, the basic ones can be pretty cheap, so you could use it for the milk as well as other things. I know I am going to need the freezer space!
     
  7. leahsbabybump

    leahsbabybump Mummy to 3

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    i had a mini fridge in the nursery with my first great idea trust me i will not be needing one this time though as we are in a flat now and the fridge is rite by the bedroom door any way lol
     
  8. TTCNumbertwo

    TTCNumbertwo Mommy of 2 Boys

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    Are you planning on pumping in the nursery while LO is sleeping? The only reason I ask is that those things are loud!!! But I don't think they idea of a mini-fridge in the nursery is weird, nursing does make you VERY thirsty and you're so tired all the time you wouldn't want to be walking downstairs in the middle of the night to get some water!
     
  9. Linzi

    Linzi Prodest mummy ever

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    we've got a beer fridge in our bedroom, its awesome! hasn't been turned on for a while but itll be very useful for the early days when Im feeding :) xxx
     
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    BabyKing Mummy & Pregnant

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    I think it's a good idea personally
     
  11. tessica123

    tessica123 Well-Known Member

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    the noise wont be issue as if its always there baby will be fine with it
     
  12. PAgal

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    I was just thinking that the noise may even put her to sleep, so that could be a benefit! Not sure if it would interfere with the sound monitors tho?
     
  13. chysantheMUM

    chysantheMUM Well-Known Member

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    I think it is a good idea, I might have to look at getting one too but I'll probably keep it in the room next door to the nursery, which we use as an office, because of noise and space issues. Either way it'll be much better than having to go down 2 flights of stairs to the kitchen, which is what would have to happen otherwise and whilst the babies in our room it'll be 3 flights of stairs :dohh:. I hadn't considered that breast feeding would make me thirsty during the night, so thanks for the heads up :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks for all the opinions ladies! Last night when I was looking at them they actually make ones that are compressor free and freon free now. NuCool is the name of the ones in the US. All the reviews said they are super quiet. I am not sure when I will be pumping, but it would be nice to have fridge for breast milk. I have heard of some women pumping one side, and nursing LO on the other side. So not sure how that will all work out but I am glad others have said this worked for them or that they like the idea!
     

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