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I know how hard it is for a mother who bottle feeds to get around and be there near a stove at the time the baby is due for a bottle. I breast fed for 6 months but have moved onto bottle as I had a kidney stone and couldn’t breast feed with medication and it slowed my supply down after so I couldn’t return. I just want to know how many ways people do it. Bottle bag? Flask? I used a bottle bag..the most expensive one and yet it’s for two bottles and by the time the first bottle is used the second bottle is cold. So I had my partner nan tell him to use a flask, so we boil the water, cool it down and put in the flask..it’s lasts for about 10hours depending on how hot or warm the water is! I thought wow we could travel to QL 12hr drive and be able to have the feeds depending on the size of the flask! I now don’t have to rush around to get home after the cooler bag has run out. I just put water in a flask and formula in a container and every time she needs a bottle I put the formula in then use the water from the flask! But I’m keen to know what other mummies do, I couldn’t believe that idea and I’m sure there is so many great ideas from all you wonderful mummy’s.

Posted by shoni89, 24th April 2014

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  • For practical reasons I just used cooled down water, didn’t offer a warm bottle. You could gradually wean from warmed bottles.

  • That is a fantastic idea!

  • I purchased a bottle warmer that plugs into a power socket before giving birth. When i finally switched from breast to bottle i discovered that she didnt like the formula, so warmed some frozen breast milk. She didnt take to that either. She’s quite happy drinking boiled water that has cooled down to room temperature and use this for making her milk.

  • Overheat the bottle (or water) – it will cool down to the right temp by the time you need it.

  • I used a bottle bag to keep them warm.

  • plug in the car bottle warmers are good

  • this article has given me answers as well thanks

  • I used Philips bottle warmer to keep warm my son milk.

  • you could use baby bottle bags or as we did in the dark ages wrapped them in hand towels and you can get a warmer for the car that plugs in I think to the cig light hole. As well if you are shopping go to the food court and they are pretty good at doing it for you even if they have to tip some water out and top it back up with hot water

  • You can buy bottle warmers that plug into the car. I never had to worry because my li always had them at room temp or even cold.

  • we just take the thermos if we aren’t sure if we will be close to a shop. we tried an electric kettle for the car but it blew the fuse for the cigarette lighter so that wasn’t great. I don’t like microwaving the bottles but sometimes if we forget the thermos we have to. if only our baby would drink cold milk like her cousin!!

  • i make up the bottles at home, put them in a thermal bag to keep them cool and then i use my closer to nature travel bottle warmer which is a flask with a lid that doubles as a container to put the water in to heat the bottle

  • You can get bottle warmer that charges in your car they use the cigarette lighter bit.
    Also shopping centres baby rooms have microwaves so if your traveling you could always just pop in one and warm babies milk or even fast food restaurants will always let you have some hot water to heat milk.

  • There is always somewhere you can go that will have a microwave to re heat bottles…. but this flask idea is great.

  • I like the idea of the hot water bottle, you could simply wrap the lot up in a towel. I would also not recommend relying on cafes to warm up your bottles, its a health and safety thing!

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