Heating bottles

Lindsay - posted on 01/16/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )




at what month/ age do i stop heating my sons bottles??


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Michelle - posted on 01/17/2010




i always pre boil the kettle and hour or so b4 then when jessica wants a bottle i just add the powder and shake then cool down if necessary but she drinks it cold aswell so depends on your child

Heather - posted on 01/16/2010




I never heated them. I just bought Nursery Water and powdered formula. When it was time to feed my baby, I just added the proper amount of water, added the scoops of formula, shook up the bottle, and fed my baby. I kept the water at room temperature and never had a pproblem at all.

Jennifer - posted on 01/16/2010




you can stop now. there is no need to heat it up. If you don't like the idea of giving him one straight out of the fridge, then just mix them up as you go along. I always boiled the water, then put the correct amount in each one. When my children got hungry, I would just then add the formula. This works much better with powdered. They make great little formula dispensers for travel. They have three compartments in each one that you can premeasure the formula in. I alway found this to be the best way, because then if you are traveling, you don't have to worry about cooler bags, or freezer packs.

Valerie - posted on 01/16/2010




There's no physical need for the milk or formula to be warm. The idea is that they will like it better if its warm because mommy's milk is body temperature. It all depends on how picky your kiddo is.

Keisha - posted on 01/16/2010




I would say as long as it no colder that room temp it should be ok, just not straight out of the fridge or something. My daughter is almost 8 months old and I used to always heat up her bottle but recently I just started heating up the one before bedtime only so that it would help make her sleepier and just pouring the water straight from the kettle that already been boiled hours n hours before for daytime bottles. hope this helps :)

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whenever u want! some mums give their babies cold milk as soon as their born,
i heated my daughters milk, and still do she only has one bottle of milk tho just before bed.

Veronica - posted on 01/16/2010




i say arounf the time you give them juice. I think that people mostly do it to not upset the baby because the milk from the mothers breast is warm and also so it does not make baby cold.

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ive read that you dont have to do that,when babies are born they dont no nuthing an they will take a bottle anyway, ive read they will even take it cold, so i would say you can quit now, but depending on your sons age he might not like the fact that your going to do that because if thats something youve done since birth then it will be something he is used to, so you might just have to gradually stop heating them, if he gives you a fuss about it

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