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You really don't need to boil the water anymore unless you have well water. (not sure how the water is over in the UK though) If your worried about it they have something called "nursery water" which is already sterile all you need to do is measure and add the powder. I just make bottles as needed but you can make a pitcher up and put it in the fridge and it's good for 24 hours
I'm in the UK and have not been told anything about using unboiled water - it may be fine to use but I haven't been told/read anything about it.
I have asked this Q over on the UK Mummies board when I weaned Kirsty, just as a general concensus to see who does what. Most of the girls do what I do (which isn't recommended now but was fine when I was little!), I make the milk up at night when Kirsty is in bed, I make up the 4 bottles for the next day, boiled water, add the powder, cool them ASAP in the sink with cold water and store them in the fridge. Then I warm them as needed for each feed.
There are other girls who do as you say and store the cooled boiled water and add powder as needed each feed - seemingly this isn't good as the powder isn't sterile and needs the boiled water to be hot enough to kill off any bacteria in the powder? I'm not 100% sure on this but it makes sense.
I guess mums do this different ways, always have done and we grew up just fine. I'm not saying do it one way or another as the guidlines now are to make a fresh feed each time it's required - when you have a crying baby who is hungry now, who has time to boil a kettle, let it cool for 30 mins, pour the water into bottle, scoop the powder and wait for it to cool when mixed so you can feed baby... not for me but that's my choice
I've done things a few different ways as both my boys were on formula. This is what I do for my LO now:
Keep a gallon jug of tap water filled.
Each night I fill his bottles with water, leaving them on the counter.
I use the travel formula containers, filling one with enough for 6-oz bottles and the other for 4-oz bottles (he only takes 4-oz when he eats).
I mix as I need them.
Occasionally, if I'm super tired, I'll mix his late night bottle and pop it in the fridge, but not usually because then I still have to warm it up.
Doing it this way allows anyone to fix him a bottle. Everything's already measured out. It's also easier because if we have to spontaneously leave the house, Henry's stuff is already to go. I don't have to worry about keeping a cold bottle cold until I need it. (cold bottles shouldn't be out of the fridge more than 2 hours before using)
i'v tried making bottles ahead of time and refrigerating them and boiling water when dd was hungry and then cooling it but that takes so long
now i use a thermos.
i boil the water and fill up the thermos and then i leave some of the boiled water in each bottle when dd is hungry i just add the thermos water to the bottles (so that its warm) and mix the powder. everything is ready faster