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How to prepare the milk for your baby in less than 1 minute

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

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There are mothers who want to breastfeed their children and mothers who don't want to do it, or maybe they can't. No mother should be judged. Who are we to do it?

However, this post is not about mothers but about their children who need to eat in order to grow up: either breast milk or powdered milk.

While breast milk is naturally heated 😊 formula milk requires some artificial heating.

I breastfed my son, but two weeks after my son was born I had to give him an addition of formula milk according to the paediatrician’s advice.

That was the time when I started learning how to prepare the formula milk in seconds, literally 😊. I had continuously looked for a simple way to prepare it and boiling the water, pouring it into the bottle and then cooling it was not the solution for me.

Searching on Amazon, I found a Philips Avent baby bottle warmer. This system is designed to be used to heat or cool the bottle: it is composed of a thermos and a plastic container. The thermos is for hot or cold water, that has to be poured into the container in order to heat / cool the baby bottle.

But there was something wrong: it was too bulky to carry this system plus the baby bottle plus the cold water bottle. Also, when we were out we could warm max. 2 bottles and, unfortunately, you cannot ask the child to be patient when he is hungry. Then I discovered that there was a much easier way to prepare the bottle. Let’s see what it is all about.

How to prepare the baby bottle in less than 1 minute:

  • prepare the baby bottle with the formula milk

  • prepare the thermos with boiling water

  • prepare a bottle or thermos with cold water

  • pour 60% of the boiling water and 40% of the cold water into the baby bottle

  • shake the baby bottle a little bit, test the temperature on the wrist of your hand and... it's ready!

This technique saved our time during many walks, trekkings, in the nights, during the growth spurts, both at home and away.

Very important: you should always check the milk temperature before feeding your child!

Photo credit: Kelly Sikkema, Unsplash

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