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January 14th, 2013, 02:01 PM
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I know most of you aren't mixing 64 ounces of formula at a time, but I thought I'd pass this along.

For the longest time I was mixing one bottle at a time, and that is a pain in the rear...especially at 3am. I looked into a special "formula mixing pitcher," but the reviews weren't great and it seemed pricey. Then I found this:

Amazon.com: Rubbermaid Servin Saver White Mixing Pitcher 2 Qt.: Kitchen & Dining

It is cheap and works GREAT. I mix a pitcher full every night, and it saves a lot of hassle!
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January 14th, 2013, 03:28 PM
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I use dr browns and LOVE it!!
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January 14th, 2013, 05:48 PM
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But dint you have to heat it up if you refrigerate it? That's always been my reasoning behind just making it one bottle at a time lol
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January 14th, 2013, 06:18 PM
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Our water filtration system only dispenses cold water, so no matter what it has to be heated
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January 14th, 2013, 06:26 PM
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Amanda, thats exactly why I mix one at a time because heating the water would take way too long. We just use water bottles that are room temp.
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January 14th, 2013, 06:33 PM
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Maybe that's why he is having poopy problems? I was using room temp too and noticed as soon as I started using warm water her poops were better Try it and see if it helps!!!
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January 14th, 2013, 06:42 PM
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And Melissa, that sucks! I don't know what I'd do LOL!

That randomly reminds me of the predicament I was in last week....we went out and I forgot the formula like a dummy so when we were at Wal-Mart we had to buy some and make a bottle...they didn't even have normal sinks! I HAD to use cold water I was so mad when I went into the bathroom! They had those motion sensor or whatever sinks...I had to use a water fountain! Grrr Wal-Mart...
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January 14th, 2013, 06:43 PM
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I use warm water from the tap.
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January 14th, 2013, 06:46 PM
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^ same!
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January 14th, 2013, 07:28 PM
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Ahhh...here's the secret If you are at Wal-Mart and need hot water, go to the Vision Center (if your Wal-Mart has one). They have a regular sink and can get you hot water...learned that one from my sister
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January 14th, 2013, 07:30 PM
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Thanks for that We do have a Vision Center. What a great secret to know
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January 14th, 2013, 10:22 PM
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ummm kill me now i heat ours up in the microwave! our well water is AWFUL for babies and pregnant women, we have a brita and then heat it up in the microwave, i make 24 oz a day fill each bottle as i go and nuke it in the microwave, no clumps, shaking the bottle just a simple swirls in the pitcher
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January 15th, 2013, 05:59 AM
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We have been making bottles individually too and heating in the microwave just to room temperature but we are going to start using a pitcher. I will look into that one!

We always make all her bottles in the evening for overnight (she still eats every 3 hours per the pediatrician-ugh) and them heat them up as needed. It is annoying but her growth is important!
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Melissa, do you have well water? Just curious why you can't use warm water from the tap?
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January 16th, 2013, 09:42 AM
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No, we have city water, but it tastes/smells terrible. I just feel better using filtered water.
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January 16th, 2013, 01:50 PM
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We have well water. I boil a teapot every night to use for the next day. For night feedings, I fill up three bottles with water (with the cap on) and have a container of her formula in her nursery (so that I don't have to run up and down stairs at 3:00 in the morning). The water is at room temperature, but it doesn't seem to bother her.

I take a bottle with water in it in the diaper bag and bring a pack of similac on-the-go for feedings while we're out. She doesn't seem to need more than one bottle ever (if she even needs one, I try to feed her before heading out).

It all seems to work out and minus a few times when I have missed the signals that she'll be ready to eat soon I'm nomally able to get the bottle together before needing to worry about pre-mixing.



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January 16th, 2013, 04:31 PM
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You can buy a cheap pitcher from walmart and mark the 16oz, 32oz 48oz and 64 oz on the pitcher instead of buying a overpriced pitcher. We do this, mix the baby water in, and depending on the oz, you put in the scoops. We use 48oz (ours only goes to that), and we use 24 scoops of forumla. It's easier and the cheap way to go

Ours eats 5oz of formula however.
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Wow formula prep sounds confusing, haha. I will be in good hands here if I ever need help making a bottle.
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January 16th, 2013, 05:23 PM
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Wow formula prep sounds confusing, haha. I will be in good hands here if I ever need help making a bottle.
BFing is SOOOOOOOO much easier, that is for sure!
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January 16th, 2013, 08:04 PM
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When I used to nanny I'd make it a pitcher at a time. I'd gently swirl (or stir depending on how full the pitcher was) before filling the bottle. I'd warm it in a cup of hot water.

When I supplemented with Liam I just did a bottle at a time but always heated it up even though we used filtered water. He wouldn't take it cold or room temperature, maybe because he was breastfed and that milk is warm?
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