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did you know this about microwaving baby bottles?

Posted by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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I was just watching an episode of 16 and pregnant. (Yeah I know...lame) Anyways they kept microwaving the bottle

This can cause hot spots that can burn the babys throat. ( breast milk and formula)And it can also damage the quality of the breast milk.

Its been drained into my head after all the years of doing licensed daycare. Its always best to run the bottle under hot water or boil water on the stove.
Another tip with formula: just so.that I make sure I'm putting the right amount of scoops in the bottle I count out loud.. lol. I have a lot of little ones that can be distracting.

Ok...I've been up way too long with my baby...lol

Bluepandadreams reminded me of something else! Even when I boil the water I'm.still careful and shake the bottle and test it on my wrist! Also, I never boil the bottle. I turn off the burner. Wait a couple minutes and then place the bottle in the pot. After that I keep shaking it and then testing on my wrist...I have a lil guy in my daycare on breast milk and he has to.have it just the right temp or he won't eat! Lol

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wonderwomanT08
by Ruby Member on Apr. 20, 2013 at 8:14 AM
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.ChiMama.
by Member on Apr. 20, 2013 at 8:15 AM
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I thought it was common knowledge
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wonderwomanT08
by Ruby Member on Apr. 20, 2013 at 8:16 AM
Me too :(


Quoting .ChiMama.:

I thought it was common knowledge

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Kmary
by Silver Member on Apr. 20, 2013 at 8:17 AM
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I've heard that about microwaving bottles.  Admittedly, my kids never used a bottle except a very few times and I just ran them under warm water.  But I always wondered about the microwave thing.  I completely understand that it could cause hot spots (it does it to food, right?)  But wouldn't giving the bottle a vigorous  shake eliminate that issue?  Formula or BM are liquids.  Basic science will tell you that a firm shaking will dissipate hot spots. 

Not trying to tell anyone what to do and like I said, I've never really used bottles much so I'm not the best source of info here anyway....but I always find myself questioning all these recommendations and it's just something that occurred to me...

BluePandaDreams
by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 8:17 AM
There should be any issue with a 2-3 second micro, shaking the bottle real good, or letting ot set while changing the little one. At least, that's how i did it. You still hace to be careful when you use water that has been boiled.
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BluePandaDreams
by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 8:19 AM
Naw. You aren't telling anybody what to do. I see it more like a friendly reminder. It's easy to get into a routine and forget simple things like this.

Quoting Kmary:

I've heard that about microwaving bottles.  Admittedly, my kids never used a bottle except a very few times and I just ran them under warm water.  But I always wondered about the microwave thing.  I completely understand that it could cause hot spots (it does it to food, right?)  But wouldn't giving the bottle a vigorous  shake eliminate that issue?  Formula or BM are liquids.  Basic science will tell you that a firm shaking will dissipate hot spots. 

Not trying to tell anyone what to do and like I said, I've never really used bottles much so I'm not the best source of info here anyway....but I always find myself questioning all these recommendations and it's just something that occurred to me...

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Kris_PBG
by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 8:19 AM
Common knowledge for those with common sense...
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SerenityBerry
by Member on Apr. 20, 2013 at 8:19 AM

We never microwave ours, we have two bottle warmers that use water to steam them. When we aren't home we use hot tap water in a mug and set the bottle in that for a few minutes to warm. 

EvaTheDiva29
by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 8:21 AM
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i know it can. ive always nuked the bottles. but i also shake it and let it sit a few minutes. never had a problem.

wonderwomanT08
by Ruby Member on Apr. 20, 2013 at 8:21 AM
You would think that shaking would but there still is a risk I guess...its what I've been trained...and for me I wouldn't want to.take the risk with a baby....mine or other peoples babies.


Quoting Kmary:

I've heard that about microwaving bottles.  Admittedly, my kids never used a bottle except a very few times and I just ran them under warm water.  But I always wondered about the microwave thing.  I completely understand that it could cause hot spots (it does it to food, right?)  But wouldn't giving the bottle a vigorous  shake eliminate that issue?  Formula or BM are liquids.  Basic science will tell you that a firm shaking will dissipate hot spots. 

Not trying to tell anyone what to do and like I said, I've never really used bottles much so I'm not the best source of info here anyway....but I always find myself questioning all these recommendations and it's just something that occurred to me...


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