Should I heat my baby's bottles?

OK...In the hospital, they gave my baby room temp bottles. I was always told that you warm them. What do you do?

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cristie1276

Asked by cristie1276 at 5:53 AM on Nov. 17, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • When my daughter was a baby i always heated them up but eventually let them ge to room temp so that when we were out of the house she didn't throw a fit for them to be hot.
    kinzleysmommy

    Answer by kinzleysmommy at 8:57 AM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • Room temp is best. That way the baby does not mind if they aren't warm. I have a pickey 4 year old who insists his milk be warmed. I did warm my first baby's bottles, but you don't have to, and it is not necessary.
    Teachermom01

    Answer by Teachermom01 at 7:20 AM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • When my daughter was a baby I would boil water put it in the bottle and cover them (left them on the counter) then when I needed to make a bottle I would just mix the power in with it. Once she got older she actually liked cold formula.
    candygirl1030

    Answer by candygirl1030 at 6:59 AM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • I almost always heated up the bottles. If they were cold my children would not drink them.
    cornflakegirl3

    Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 7:02 AM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • you don't have to warm them. We warmed them for a long time until we realized she liked them just as much room temperature. Some babies prefer warmed one so it all depends on what your baby will drink.
    Xynyth

    Answer by Xynyth at 7:52 AM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • i would warm it enough just to take the chill off if it was cold she would not drink it and it was too warm it would make her spit up
    jodi205

    Answer by jodi205 at 7:56 AM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • i had my son taking them cold or room temp, but then he stayed over a his grandmas house for a few days and she would pop them in the microwave yes i know this is a bad i have told her so but now that is the only way he will take them warm almost hot. I have a filter on my tap water so i can heat it there.
    Depends on the child and how you make the bottle. they learn what they like.
    franklynnsmom

    Answer by franklynnsmom at 8:09 AM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • With my kiddos when I wasn't breastfeeding I always used luke warm water from the tap.
    upintrees

    Answer by upintrees at 8:18 AM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • when she was smaller I would give them to her room temp but when she got a little older she actually liked them a little cold
    sweetdragoness

    Answer by sweetdragoness at 8:28 AM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • Room temp is fine or I would soak the bottle in a cup of hot tap water for a couple minutes. Don't microwave formula or breastmilk. It takes away important nutrients and it's also harmful to microwave plastic.
    GRMama1977

    Answer by GRMama1977 at 8:41 AM on Nov. 17, 2008

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