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bottles have to go in the fridge??

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nmp070106
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bottles have to go in the fridge??

I keep them on the counter like the did at the hospital, or do they have to go in the refriderator??? Then warm them up in warm water??? Also what do you ladies wash your bottles with and do you boil them overtime???

Posted 5/8/07 6:50 PM
 
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Re: bottles have to go in the fridge??

I am assuming you use the ready to feed?

No you don't have to refrid unless you open it.

Personally, i warm mine up in the microwave then shake the bottle so there are no hot spots.

I wash bottles in hot soapy water or throw them in the dishwasher. I used my sterilizer once when i opened the package.

Posted 5/8/07 7:03 PM
 

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Re: bottles have to go in the fridge??

I mix the bottles right before I give them to DD. I don't put them in the fridge since I give them to her right away. I think you can leave it out for an hour before you need to refrigerate them. Sometimes I put the bottles in the dishwasher and sometimes I soak them in very hot water, then wash them with dish soap & bottle brush.

Posted 5/8/07 7:05 PM
 

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Re: bottles have to go in the fridge??

Posted by sweetness

I am assuming you use the ready to feed?

No you don't have to refrid unless you open it.

Personally, i warm mine up in the microwave then shake the bottle so there are no hot spots.

I wash bottles in hot soapy water or throw them in the dishwasher. I used my sterilizer once when i opened the package.




same here

Posted 5/8/07 7:57 PM
 

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Re: bottles have to go in the fridge??

I do a quick wash of the bottles and then boil them for a few minutes. I do a batch everyday. It becomes routine once you start.

Posted 5/8/07 8:09 PM
 

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if i am using the playtex liners and the ready to feed formula can i warm the amount i need in one bottle and pour it into the liner and regrigerate the rest or does the leftover have to be thrown out?

Message edited 5/8/2007 8:33:05 PM.

Posted 5/8/07 8:30 PM
 

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Re: bottles have to go in the fridge??

I use the RTF bottles, but the bigger ones now that DS is drinking more. At the hospital they told us that once you open the RTF bottle it should go in the fridge. I just take the chill off then in hot water.

Posted 5/8/07 9:20 PM
 

nmp070106
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Re: bottles have to go in the fridge??

i am using the liquid and pouring it her bottle and leaving it on the counter, so that has to go in the fridge??

Posted 5/8/07 9:24 PM
 

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Re: bottles have to go in the fridge??

Posted by nmp070106

i am using the liquid and pouring it her bottle and leaving it on the counter, so that has to go in the fridge??


If you are using a bottle and not finishing it then I think it should go in the fridge. I am using the quarts of similac and the bottle says to refrigerate after opening I think.

Posted 5/8/07 9:31 PM
 

nmp070106
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Re: bottles have to go in the fridge??

Posted by jmf423

Posted by nmp070106

i am using the liquid and pouring it her bottle and leaving it on the counter, so that has to go in the fridge??


If you are using a bottle and not finishing it then I think it should go in the fridge. I am using the quarts of similac and the bottle says to refrigerate after opening I think.



Yes that is what i am using the quarts and i make 9 bottles at a time and leave them on the counter,she finishes them when i feed her the bottle....

Message edited 5/8/2007 9:36:48 PM.

Posted 5/8/07 9:35 PM
 

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Re: bottles have to go in the fridge??

if you open the RTF bottle and only use what you need that needs to be put in the fridge. Read the bottle, it will tell you to refridgerate once opened... Also the bottles you fill need to go in the fridge. Formula is milk based, that is why it needs to be refridgerated.

Posted 5/8/07 10:32 PM
 

mamaA
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Re: bottles have to go in the fridge??

Are you giving the baby the same bottle with the same formula/BM at the next feeding? If that's the case then you should dump the unused formula/BM and start fresh... baby's saliva will break down the milk left in the bottle. I'm not sure what you meant, so I may have interpreted your question wrong?

Posted 5/9/07 12:07 AM
 

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Re: bottles have to go in the fridge??

We use RTF formula. Bottles still in the box stay next to the fridge, but not chilled. Once we open a container, the rest goes in the fridge. We pour a bottle, and give that to DD. After a while, whatever she doesn't finish gets dumped, and the bottle goes in the dishwasher. We have over a dozen bottles, so we don't have to run the dishwasher every day.

Posted 5/9/07 7:06 AM
 

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Re: bottles have to go in the fridge??

Posted by nmp070106

Posted by jmf423

Posted by nmp070106

i am using the liquid and pouring it her bottle and leaving it on the counter, so that has to go in the fridge??


If you are using a bottle and not finishing it then I think it should go in the fridge. I am using the quarts of similac and the bottle says to refrigerate after opening I think.



Yes that is what i am using the quarts and i make 9 bottles at a time and leave them on the counter,she finishes them when i feed her the bottle....



Yes, they need to go in the fridge. They're only good for an hour or so left out.

Posted 5/9/07 8:48 AM
 

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Re: bottles have to go in the fridge??

We had a bottle of the RTF from the hospital and it said after opening to put it in the fridge, so I would assume that if you opened it and made bottles with it that you should put it in the fridge.

I used powder and got this container from BRU where I can make up to 36ozs of formula and keep it in the fridge..

ETA: I use the VentAires and microwave them for 20 seconds without the nipple on and then shake them.

We don't have a dishwasher (yet) so I am washing the bottles and then boiling them and I do that once a day.

Message edited 5/9/2007 9:37:32 AM.

Posted 5/9/07 9:35 AM
 

nmp070106
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Re: bottles have to go in the fridge??

Thanks ladies!! I put them in last night and warming them up with warm water in the sink while changing her diaper! Seems to be better!Chat Icon

Posted 5/9/07 11:17 AM
 

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Re: bottles have to go in the fridge??

As far as washing goes, I will wash them with hot water and soap and then whenever I run the dishwasher I will throw them in there. I only sterilized them when they just cane out of the box.

Posted 5/9/07 11:22 AM
 

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Re: bottles have to go in the fridge??

Am I the only one that doesn't warm bottles? I prepare them, put them in the fridge and she drinks them just fine cold.

Posted 5/9/07 2:51 PM
 

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Re: bottles have to go in the fridge??

Posted by Summerrluvv

Am I the only one that doesn't warm bottles? I prepare them, put them in the fridge and she drinks them just fine cold.



At home, I just microwave the bottle for a few seconds, to take the chill off. When we're traveling, DD gets the bottle at whatever temp it is, being next to the icepack in the carry case. She doesn't care about the temp.

Posted 5/10/07 7:37 AM
 

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Re: bottles have to go in the fridge??

Posted by Summerrluvv

Am I the only one that doesn't warm bottles? I prepare them, put them in the fridge and she drinks them just fine cold.



Nope, I never did for either of my kids.

Posted 5/10/07 7:39 AM
 
 

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