Boiling water on vacation

Jean - posted on 04/22/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I'm getting excited for our first vacation with our daughter. I normally boil water for 5 minutes to make her formula. Since the electric kettles cut out as soon as the water's boiled, does anyone have any recommendations to boil water while on vacation? Thanks!

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Susan - posted on 04/22/2009

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I haven't personally done this yet.... but I know of friends who just use bottled water now for their formula. Her daughter was 7 months old when they started doing this. Makes it way easier when you are travelling to just use that.

I however too a bunch of previously boiled water in bottles that I wasn't using anymore because they were too small. But I was only going on an overnighter. I think once we get to taking longer vacations we may use a bigger spring water bottle that had been emptied and cleaned and then boil water and put it in there. So instead of using spring water, you are still taking your boiled water.

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Maryanne - posted on 04/23/2009

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We dont boil water at all. We have used bottled water since starting formula, did it that way with my ds's too. It makes it easier for a number of reasons, travel is one, also my children were never picky about temp so if the bottle is room temp they are fine with it. We just did a road trip from Rhode Island to Florida (1400 miles) with the boys and baby and she did great. We stopped every few hours for a stretch/bottle/change, and spent one night on the road (GA on the way down, DE on the way home). She was a trooper and loved it...

Danielle - posted on 04/23/2009

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What about nursery water? It's specifically for baby formula. It's only about $1 per gallon.

Karly - posted on 04/23/2009

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I have well water at my house so we do not use it to make bottles. You can buy gallons of actual drinking water at almost any supermarker. They have spring water, distilled water and drinking water just use that.

Linda - posted on 04/23/2009

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i just whent camping the other weekend and now that my baby is on formula wasnt that fun i just took one of those butaine hot plates can buy for about $15 from bigw bunnings or any camping store and a camp kettle and i would fill bottles up in the morning with boiled water enough to last the day

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