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im having a problem measuring bottles.. help

im useing different bottles including the ones with liners and when i warm a bottle with 6oz of formula i sometimes transfer it to a liner and it says its more than 6oz. or when i use a different bottle it says its lower than 6oz. im afraid that im mixing the formula wrong or each bottle has its own markings for 6oz. help!!!

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saraelf

Asked by saraelf at 12:29 PM on Jan. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Take a measuring cup and measure it first then pour into the bottles. That way no matter what the bottle is showing you know you have the same amount each time.
    Southerncharmes

    Answer by Southerncharmes at 12:30 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • i wouldnt be too worried as long as its close to the same amount each time. baby will let you know if he/she is still hungry.
    disheveled

    Answer by disheveled at 12:35 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • I wouldn't worry much. Bottles do vary in size a little bit but not enough to really matter. Plus the water level always goes up once the powder formula is added.
    lizafur13

    Answer by lizafur13 at 12:40 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • Use a measuring cup as mentioned. And don't worry about it being exact. Feeding a baby is not an exact science...
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 12:40 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • I wouldn't worry about it... a small variation isn't going to matter much.
    You might notice the variation if you aren't eye level with the markings and have the bottle on a flat surface. And the water level will increase when you add the formula also.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 12:56 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

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