Please Help!!!

Racheal - posted on 11/12/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Ok i just had my beautiful baby boy! Brayden Keith Moore and now i have a question so if anyone can help please let me know....you see i dont have a bottle warmer so like in the middle of the night like 3 in the morning when he wants a bottle and is crying what is the fastest way i can warm up the milk? He was born Nov 2nd so today 11/12/09 he is now 1 week and 3 days old.....theres picture on my profile if you want to see him!!!!

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Krista - posted on 11/13/2009

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No matter how fast you are, they will still cry, but I would not take the quickest way with a microwave. I have read studies that say the way a microwave heats up kills all the nutrients in our foods and I know I didn't want to take the chance. Either heat it up the regular way or try cold. My son would take a cold bottle. I tried it after reading about it in the book, "What to expect the first year". It didn't bother him at all and it was very quick.

Sarah - posted on 11/13/2009

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hiya i found the quickest way is in the microwave it only takes around 15 secs but make sure you shake really well afterwards as it can create hotspots.hope this helps!! lovely piccie by the way.

Marianna - posted on 11/13/2009

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When I breast fed, I would take the milk out of the fridge and plop it into a sink full of hot water. It only takes like 30 seconds to a minute to heat. By the time you change him, he will be ready to eat. I used Platex Drop Ins which are quicker to heat up than heating through a plastic bottle. When she started drinking formula, I used luke warm tap water. I had heard distilled water. I heard cooled, boiled water. Tap water worked just fine for her. She has been on formula mixed with luke warm tap water for 5 months now and I have had zero issues. Always, no matter what method you use, check the temp on your wrist before you give them the bottle. :~) Good luck Momma!!! He is beautiful!!!

Lydia - posted on 11/12/2009

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10-15 seconds in the microwave (I know its not as good as heating in hot water but in the middle of the night it is definately efficient)



Edited to add: like Sharon says - make sure you shake it well because the microwave creates hot pockets in the bottle so shaking it evens the temp out so they wont burn their mouths..

Beth - posted on 11/12/2009

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U can micowave the formula for a few seconds ..or use warm water if you use powdered fomula..and of course there is the pan on the stove.. that doesn't take long at all with a little bit of formula

Lindsay - posted on 11/12/2009

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I used to keep a flask of boiling water on my bottle tray, that way I could get up and immediately put the bottle in a jug of boiling water to warm up while I went to attend to my son. I also learned not to worry to much about warming the bottle to 'perfect' temp, if your baby is hungry enough he will drink a room temperature bottle. Hope that helps.

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We used to mix the formula for an entire day/night and put all the prepped bottles in the fridge. When the baby started crying at night, one of us would heat a bottle up in the microwave while the other changed the baby. The whole operation did not take longer then a minute. Of course if you don't have a microwave a thermos with hot water next to your bed sounds like an excellent suggestion!!

Leigh - posted on 11/12/2009

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Try using a themos, when you first hear him fussing, pour the hot water from the termos into a jug & pop in the bottle. I'm assuming you change him first, hopefully by the time you've done this, the bottle will be ready. Well done to you on your baby boy!!

Sharon - posted on 11/12/2009

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With my first son I didn't have room for a bottle warmer in my room so I did the following...



Take a few minutes to figure out how long it takes to microwave water to the proper temperature, set up bottles with powdered formula and add the heated water to it, shake well.



And get a bottle warmer when you can!

Kelsie - posted on 11/12/2009

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Unfortuantely I never found a real speedy way to heat up breat milk. I put hot water in a bowl or glass and then put the bag of milk (or bottle) in that, It does take a few minutes. Really, making him wait a few minutes to eat will work to your benefit becasue he will not wake up expecting to eat when he gets older. Therefore, eliminating those night time feedings will diappear on their own and wihtout much stress. Hope this helps. oh, and don't buy a bottle warmer. They take at least five minutes to heat up...total pain.

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