amount of formula to add...

Toni - posted on 07/07/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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should i add the amount of formula that is equal to the water amount before i boil or after.. sometimes quite a bit boils away...i dont want to dilute it too much or not add enough..

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Darcy - posted on 07/09/2009

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i never boiled or heated my water...just took it from the tap...the only thing i was told was to use the same water for all bottles...so i had a water bottle that i could fill and take it wear ever we went to make my LO's bottles....She has never been sick

Pamela - posted on 07/08/2009

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I boil the water at night like some of the other mums and put the bottle of boiled water in the fridge then just heat a bit as I need it but as soon as they can start putting everything in there mouth there is no need they are getting the bacteria any way

Diane - posted on 07/08/2009

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I was told you could use regular tap water as long as it was flouridated. If your on a well then you have to boil. So I just used warm water from the tap for both my kids and never had any problems. Like kids getting sick and such. I do boil out the bottles and nipples every week tho.

Mel - posted on 07/07/2009

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its not good to add formula to boiling water it has to be cooled. why do you boil the water in the moring lik i used to, then use that water all day for bottles, just warm the wate rin the microwave then add formula and shake it up

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I boil the water the night before, put water in the bottle and microwave when needed (only needs 20secs in warm weather for a 200ml), just check the temp every 5secs, then add formula, formula will always make it add up to about 230-240ml. I've done this with all 4 of my girls. They don't want you to give them unboiled water as it's almost like us going to a foreign country and drinking tap water, they can get anything, especially giardia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giardiasis , if you want to know about it.

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Maybe I am a bad mom maybe it's just because I am old school, but I didn't use purified water, or boil the water , or any of that fancy stuff, I just used regular tap water at room temp, all 3 of my kids are healthy and hardly ever sick, I don't really see what the big deal is...as long as you get the right proportions.Whatever it says on the container is what you should mix--tap, distilled, purified, spring, ionized, blah blah blah...water is water...just mix it how it says. You have to make sure you don't dilute it or over saturate it or th ebaby isn't getting the right amnount of vitamins and nutrients though. ( I do make sure to never use the microwave though)

Toni - posted on 07/07/2009

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thanks alot.. that does help!!! i was wonderin.. its so important. didnt wanna mess it up

Stephanie - posted on 07/07/2009

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I was told that even purified water has to be boiled for the first 3 to 4 months, because you don't know what kind of bacteria may be on the spout or in the container. But there is conflicting info on that. I always boil the water and then pour it into the glass container that I mix it in (I always pour about 100ml more than I need, because there will be less once it is cooled) and then once the water is cool, or barely lukewarm, I add in the formula needed for the amount of water. If I have to, I add a bit extra water until I have the amount of water I need for the amount of formula I wish to make. Just keep in mind that you can't boil the actual formula or add the formula to water that is too hot because it will kill some of the nutrients in it. the formula I use is 1 scoop of powder to every 60ml of water. If you use a concentrated liquid formula, it is a 1:1 ratio. Hope this helps!

Christine - posted on 07/07/2009

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I've never boiled formula - why do you think you have to? I just use purified water. I mix 2 oz of water for every scoop (provided) of formula.



But, if you do feel like you have to boil the water, I would boil the water first and add formula after the water has cooled.

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