HI!! I was just wondering my little girl is 9months and when Im I suppose to stop heating up her botlle of milk?

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Jasmine - posted on 01/13/2009

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Im probably living in the dark ages lol, I have a just turned four year old and a 10 month old. My four year old son has only just started to not want a warm milk at bed time and since he was a baby he has always had his milk warmed up, I just changed from formula to cows milk and from bottle to cup as you do and carried on heating it up. I think you should just go with the flow xx

Tristen - posted on 01/13/2009

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Everyone's reply was great for your question. My going to be 11 month old daughter likes cold milk in her bottle bottle now, she seems refreshed after taking a drink. It's kinda shocking to her at first, but then wants more. I'm still half way breastfeeding so she still gets her warm milk snack.

Kayla - posted on 01/13/2009

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I guess that I am completely retarded. I didn't know that you ever needed to stop warming bottles. I am giving her juice and everything. Do you have to? I thought that is you gave them cold milk they would get sick. I mean I never heard that just always assumed.

Julie - posted on 01/13/2009

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Technically, you really don't have to heat it up, as long as you use room temp. water, it is fine. The problem is that she is used to it warm...Try gradually making it less and less warm, until it is just room temp.

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My youngest daughter is 3 1/2 and we still heat her milk.  It's in a cup now, but it is still warm.  I never would have done this with the older girls, but she is daddy's baby and he kept heating it.  However, I decided we like hot tea, coffee, hot cocoa, so why shouldn't she get warm milk?  I say heat away.  It's not hurting anyone, and if it's a comfort for her, who cares?  

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My youngest daughter is 3 1/2 and we still heat her milk.  It's in a cup now, but it is still warm.  I never would have done this with the older girls, but she is daddy's baby and he kept heating it.  However, I decided we like hot tea, coffee, hot cocoa, so why shouldn't she get warm milk?  I say heat away.  It's not hurting anyone, and if it's a comfort for her, who cares?  

Lea - posted on 01/12/2009

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Yea, from what I hear, if your baby always gets it warmed they'll prefer it warmed, if it was always room temp they'll prefer room temp... if they got it cold fridge temp, then they'll prefer it that way.  Just don't let prepared formula sit for too long or it does spoil, thats all

Nicole - posted on 01/12/2009

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We never warmed out son's milk. We just let the water set out so it was room temp.

Lea - posted on 01/12/2009

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I read that its mostly a preference thing...  especially if baby is used to it warm... I think i will keep heating it till about one year, when he starts drinking whole milk... I know as of right now, if his milk isnt perfectly warm, he rejects it, so thats why i haven't bothered stopping yet... I think weaning from warm to room temp to slightly chilled would work best if you want to wean him from warm milk tho..

Lea - posted on 01/12/2009

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I read that its mostly a preference thing...  especially if baby is used to it warm... I think i will keep heating it till about one year, when he starts drinking whole milk... I know as of right now, if his milk isnt perfectly warm, he rejects it, so thats why i haven't bothered stopping yet... I think weaning from warm to room temp to slightly chilled would work best if you want to wean him from warm milk tho..

Lea - posted on 01/12/2009

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I read that its mostly a preference thing...  especially if baby is used to it warm... I think i will keep heating it till about one year, when he starts drinking whole milk... I know as of right now, if his milk isnt perfectly warm, he rejects it, so thats why i haven't bothered stopping yet... I think weaning from warm to room temp to slightly chilled would work best if you want to wean him from warm milk tho..

Liz - posted on 01/12/2009

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My daughter would get her formula at room temp, she liked it that way. I remember one time my grandmother got mad at me for not warming the bottle up. So she tried warming it up and giving it to her, but of course she wouldn't take it.

User - posted on 01/12/2009

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Quoting Julie:

HI!! I was just wondering my little girl is 9months and when Im I suppose to stop heating up her botlle of milk?




Hey dont stress, My boy still had a bottle of milk at 3.  I just kept heating them for him till he told me he wanted them cold.  I think as long as they are eating and drinking, don't worry about when  the text books say you have to start and stop.  As long as she is happy mate don't worry :)

User - posted on 01/11/2009

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Hey there, i have a 17mth old daughter and two teenage daughters. I have always said each to there own. i am still heating up my baby's bottle but i just don't heat it up as much as i used to. I think that babies sleep better when the bottle is warm.

User - posted on 01/11/2009

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i had a friend who's 3 year old still wanted her milk hot and i didn't want to have to go through that all the time, so what i've done is slowly heated the milk a little less every few days so right now its more of a room temp than warm/hot. and thats just for nap time or bed time sippy cups. if i give her milk with lunch shes now ok with cold. it took a couple of months but we're getting there!! lol, good luck hon!!

Emma - posted on 01/11/2009

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you have to do what you feel is right and if your child is ready, but i must admit that even now with my son he still has a bottle first thing in the morning and his last drink at night with cows milk and i stil warm it up, more so the night time bottle due to the fact that it settles him and hes 2 yrs old.

Cheryl - posted on 01/11/2009

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Hey! Well, Unfortnately if you started doing it, then you should cont doing it until you stop bottles...which I did for all four of mine at 1 year old. The second time around, I got great advice on slightly cold or room temp bottles for my son and it worked, became what he was used to from day one....not sure you can change now unless you begin to wean:)

Lesley - posted on 01/11/2009

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my daughter loves juice,i put half jiuce and half water. 



when it comes to giving her a bottle that is warmed up for her,it is a fight with her all the time to take it.  she likes 2% but still wants her mommy milk!!

Teryn - posted on 01/11/2009

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When I started giving my boy cows milk after his 1st year birthday is when I also started to get rid of the warm bottles. I made it so he'd have warm milk before bedtime and soon after, stopped it altogether. He was done with warm milk by 14 months.

Lisa - posted on 01/11/2009

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I stopped around that age. really once they are drinking other things like juice and water they should'nt mind the cold milk. it took my son a while to get used to it but he did, some people never heat the bottles so it really is up to you and her!

Kelli - posted on 01/11/2009

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Well, I never started the warming the bottle thing.  I always kept a jug of room temp water on the counter.  This way it was much easier making a bottle on the go, like @ the mall/park.  I just had to pack a small bottle of water & formula.  Maybe start by decreasing the time you warm the bottle up a lttle bit each day, so eventually she'll take it cold or room temp.  This is a much easier way to transition from formula to milk.

Jenny - posted on 01/11/2009

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I never made my babies bottles too warm so he always drank them cooler - they say there isn't any real reason to heat it up once they are past 6 mos? Just give it to her a little less warm each time and before you know it she won't even notice!!

Laurie - posted on 01/11/2009

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I didn't stop heating my kids up till they were almost two.. Heated milk helped to calm them and help them sleep. I'm 34 and heated milk still helps me sleep.. Milk is Milk as long as they drink it I wouldn't worry about it. Heat it as long as you need to as long as it works for you:)

Andrea - posted on 01/11/2009

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It's all up to the preference of your baby.  My niece drank it right out of the fridge.  So did my little girl after we moved from breastmilk to all formula.  Whatever she's comfortable with.  Unfortunately, there is no right or wrong answer. 

Amanda - posted on 01/11/2009

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Both my girls were preemies an the NICU gave the room temp formula from the start. They said that heating bottles is only necessary if it is cold from the fridge. However some babies prefer warm milk so it might be something you need to ween him from if you have decided that you are tired of the extra step.

Donna - posted on 01/11/2009

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I never heated either of my kids formula or milk. It made it easier when we were on the go so you didn't have to stop and find somehwere to warm it up.  You could let it sit out a bit so it is more room tempeture and not right out of the fridge cold but it doesn't matter. It just might take a bit for baby to adjust if he/she is used to warm milk.

Amy - posted on 01/11/2009

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My first born son got a cold and sore throat when he was verry young, still an infant. Doctor told me to feed him with ice-cold formula. never heated another bottle again. My second born started and did just fine on cold formula his entire time. What a time saver that was!

Christine - posted on 01/11/2009

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Hi..you dont need to heat them up now.  I was already adding milk to the formula or breast milk at 9 mts.

User - posted on 01/11/2009

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After I stopped nursing at 6 weeks, I started mixing Chase's with room temp water. He diddnt mind a bit and now that he's 7mo he doesent mind a little bit of fridge cold juice either. But, every baby is different and just know that it is a prefrence thing. Its not an issue of health or safety so do what you feel is right!!

Angela - posted on 01/11/2009

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I stopped heating my babies bottle when they went to milk at a year. There is really no real time...just depends on you and your baby!

Julie - posted on 01/11/2009

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Ok thxs....I know there's so many diferent ways...there's people that tell me that your only suppose to stop when she's one so .....thxs alote for the answers

Gina - posted on 01/11/2009

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i dnt think there is any real age to stop warming the bottle. but if you want her to stop taking it that way just try to like if you usually put her cuppy in for 20 seconds put it in for 15 an gradually wrk your way down

Robyn - posted on 01/11/2009

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When you want to. No answer is the "right" answer, and whether you stop at 9 months or 16 months, your baby will still grow up to be healthy.

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