should i warm the baby bottle? he is formula fed. also, what is the best bottle?

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Vicki - posted on 02/26/2009

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alot of people say you should get babies used to a cold bottle too just in case your ever in the situation where you cant warm it but i think only room temperature is the coolest you should go,babies are meant (only if comfortable) for being breat fed and that comes out warm lol so i'd stick to warming it most of the time and occasionally having it at room temp, but not before bed as warm milk helps babies settle and sleep better

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Victoria - posted on 02/26/2009

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I know not heating the milk is sooo much easier, but breast milk is warm and its a comfort to the baby... eating should be an enjoyable experience for the baby.

Victoria - posted on 02/26/2009

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yes always warm the bottle, I suggest buying a bottle warmer where it steams the milk very fast in the bottle and is SOOO convienent... I would die if I had to boil water everytime I needed to warm a bottle. To me, I guess using a microwave is ok, but it just doesnt sit right with me. You should buy a trial box of bottles and nipples to see what your baby likes best. We use the playtex ones and they have disposable liners... and the trial box comes with all diff nipples to try so thats nice. It seems like all bottles say they reduce collic... but we have tried them all and I havent noticed a big difference in the amt of gas she has.... hope this helps.

Caryn - posted on 02/26/2009

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We use warm/hot tap water. The only time we warm the bottle is if it comes out of the fridge. We use Playtex Ventair Advanced Wide Nursers. These worked best because I nursed my daughter for the first three months. The wide nipple did not confuse her we went to the bottle. As some one wrote earlier there are a lot of pieces to wash. If you have a dishwasher they work great. LOL

Wendi - posted on 02/26/2009

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Congrats on your baby!! I never heat my baby;s bottle up, just use room temp. and it helps also in case you are out and cant heat the bottle up. But I have always used the NUK bottles, and she does great with them!

Sichelle - posted on 02/26/2009

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P.S. In case you were wondering what I mean, most of the current popular baby bottles have something called bisphenol A in them, and it's very toxic to babys. The five most popular brands were all tested for leaching (the chemical leaking into the formula/milk) and these were all found to leach bpa into the formula: Gerber, Avent, Dr.Browns, Playtex and Evenflo. I think this is important information for all mothers to have, and it's why I posted the links :)

Sichelle - posted on 02/26/2009

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Here is a helpful article on this topic. It explains the danger of heating formula or milk in plastic bottles, and the types of chemicals used in the most popular bottles that are actually toxic to your baby. I am also posting a link to my favorite website that sells non-polycarbonate baby bottles and much healthier products than the current popular options.



http://www.environmentcalifornia.org/rep...



http://www.newbornfree.com/



Hope this helps :) Congratulations on your new baby!

Charlene - posted on 02/26/2009

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I never warmed my sons bottle, the most I would do is if the bottle was in the fridge I would fill a glass with hot tap water and warm to room temperature. I found that going out would be difficult if I had to warm his bottles, so I never did, and the transition from formula to milk was easier with room temp/ or cold bottle from the fridge. Also the coolness feels good on their teething gums! As far as bottles go I was using Advent but they got recalled so I went to use gerber bottles. Really there is not a whole lot of a difference with bottles except that some are non-drip/spill and some come with different size nipples for each stage of use, my son was lazy and didn't want o work for his formula so the no-drip ones didn't work for me! try both and you will see what your baby prefers.

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I used Playtex drop ins at first with my son but they don't keep the air out and he was always really gassy.  The pediatrician suggested Dr. Brown's bottles and once we tried them he never had that painful gas again.  Like someone said earlier, getting the right nipple is important.  The different levels are done by age so it's not hard to find the right one to start with.  Just make sure your baby isn't having to suck too hard to get the formula out.  If he sucks too hard, just go up a level on the nipple.  The Dr. Brown's bottles have multiple parts and are a little harder to clean but I found it worth it.  I think they are top rack dish washer safe but I always washed mine by hand because I didn't trust the dish washer to get the soap out of all the holes and tiny corners. 



As for warming, here's what we did:  Our son went to formula when he was still tiny (6 weeks) and before we went to bed we would make 3 bottles and put them in the fridge.  Then, when he would wake up, we'd fill a plastic container (as tall as the bottle) with hot water and set the bottle in it straight from the fridge.  By the time the diaper was changed, the bottle was usually warm enough to give him.  Then we got a Brita water filtration system and I just started using warm tap water (filtered) and mixed the bottles as needed.    Our doc and every book I read while pregnant said NOT to warm a bottle in the microwave because it can have hot spots that can make the formula extremely hot and burn the baby's mouth or throat.  In the end though, my son decided he didn't like the warm formula so we just used cool (not cold) water from the tap (filtered).  Hope this helps.



P.S.  Another tip...I wouldn't waste any money on a bottle warmer.  We made that mistake and it was SO not worth it. 

Ashley - posted on 02/26/2009

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the bottle should be room temp when the baby has it and i personally use Dr Browns they are great she barley ever gets belly aches, shes gets breast milk though but still they are great bottles good luck!!

Jennifer - posted on 02/26/2009

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My baby actually doesn't like her bottles warm :) she pushes it away if I do warm it for her so she gets them either room temperature or refrigerated. My son used the playtex drop-ins, but the little princess will ONLY take the soothie bottles.

Jessamine - posted on 02/26/2009

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I avoided warming the bottle whenever possible because this will contribute to the deterioration that will come naturally with the use of the bottle.



I also had the best results with the Avent wide mouth bottles. The shape and flow of the nipple was easier on my children's jaw, their ingestion (gas/colic & less spillage around the mouth) and the ergonomics of the bottle helped with coming to hold the bottle on their own.



I hope that this helped in addition to the other suggestions.

Desiree - posted on 02/26/2009

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I don't warm the bottle, we buy filtered water and use room temperature water to make the bottles. I also use the bottles with the vent in the bottle helps with the gas. You can find them at walmart, target, toysrus. good luck

Kristi - posted on 02/26/2009

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I don't warm the bottle. I like to make several bottles at one time and keep them refrigerated, that way I always have one when I need one. Also, this is easier for travel. We always take 2 pre-made bottles with us and keep them in a bottle cooler. We also pack an extra bottle and formula, just in case. Both of my boys really like (liked) the Playtex drop-ins. My first one was not too particular, though, but my 7 month old definitely shows some preferences. He likes the Soothie bottles and Avent bottles, but he loves the good old fashioned Gerber ones.  

Tina - posted on 02/26/2009

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Ive never warmed his bottles...ive always used luke warm water! The first couple of months I was using nursery water but then after that I used regular water from the faucet. I usually will use warmer water at night before he goes to bed. I make bottles one at a time so Ive never had to put them in the refridgerator. Ive used Avent bottles and Dr. Browns but I must say the Dr. Browns are the best!! they are really good for burping and dont cause that much spit up because they are designed to not allow much air through it. But its all up to what you feel is good for your child and what works best.

Crystal - posted on 02/26/2009

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I have 4 kids...w/ 2 I used the Platex nurser (drop ins)...w/ 2 I used Avent.  I liked them both but used what I had from my other kids or from my sisters and replaced the nipples.  The nipple is a very important thing to consider when chosing a bottle.  I know that the playtex has different types so your child can pick the one he/she likes.  I always warmed the bottles.  I figured it was more like the breastmilk they were used to.  My sis-in-law just had a baby and they tell her not to warm the bottle so the baby will be happy with warm or cold.  I hope this helps. 

Emma - posted on 02/26/2009

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Hi, my first son was bottle fed from 2 weeks and i didn't warm his bottles, so night feeds were easy as didn't have to wait for them to warm, but my second was breast fed till six months and he won't drink milk that is cold, even now.   Also used avent bottles for both.

Jolene - posted on 02/26/2009

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I always give my daughter warm milk. I've always made her bottles 1 at a time though so I just used half cool half hot water so it was the perfect temp.

I use the Playtex Drop In bottles. I tired Dr.Browns and the nipples they offer were just no good for her. I don't store the milk in the plastic though or heat in plastic because of the chemicals that will leach into the milk.

Angie - posted on 02/26/2009

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Hey! I used the Ventaire system and we loved it... but be warned there are a lot of pieces to wash. I never warmed my daughter's bottle. I found it easier that she didn't get used to it being warm, so we could just make one up wherever we were. I have heard of babies that prefer it being warmed though.

Karen - posted on 02/26/2009

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We didn't warm to bottle for my oldest. He got them out of the fridge - but it was summer time. This baby gets them room temp. Both guys use Playtex Nursers (drop-ins).

Maylene - posted on 02/26/2009

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i try warming the milk/formula in a glass cup because the bottles have this chemicals in them that can sometimes get the baby sick... and the i prefer avent cause they cant out the gas so yea... dr. browns are good too but they are really hard to clean... so avent is the way to go...

Ashley - posted on 02/26/2009

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I have a daughter and I have worked at the church nursery for 4 yrs so I have a little bit of experience when it comes to bottles. In the beginning I always warmed the bottle but then after a while it seemed to just be as affective using hot water from the tap. We had filtered tap water so I felt better so I guess it depends on whether it's filtered or bottled or what not. I used the playtex drop-ins and I love them. If I was busy and she was done I just threw away the used drop-in and rinsed the nipple and then did what I needed to do til I got the time to wash. However, you can wash the drop-ins if money gets tight...I know I had to more than once! It's just all about you and your babies preference!

Shaelyn - posted on 02/26/2009

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hello and congrats on your baby! i tried several bottles with my daughter she now loves mam bottles they have a vent on the bottom that helps with gas ( they can be found at toysrus or babysrus). also i do my bottles room temp because if im out i might not always be able to warm it. good luck! hope you find the things that work best for you! :)

Amanda - posted on 02/26/2009

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This is my 2nd baby and I used the Dr. Brown bottles for both of them. I seriously swear by them but that is just my personal opinion. Also, I never warmed either of their bottles. We have a filtration system in our house so I used water out of the tap. Good Luck!!!

Cathy - posted on 02/26/2009

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Hi Sweetie!!! I have 3 Boys! I found that the followiung worked for me! I did warm the bottle, it helped keep the formula warm longer. I preferred to to use Avent. Hope this is a bit of help to you.

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