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Preparing Formula milk

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The water

Water is the most important component of formula milk. If your baby is under 6 months old, make sure you boil the water first and cool it to a temperature safe for your baby to drink. Remember this applies to any kind of water – tap water, filtered water, spring water and not to mention, rain water. 

After the age of 6 months, it is relatively safe to use normal drinking water without boiling it. Any other water, such as rain water, still needs to be boiled until your child is at least 5 years old.

Boiling normal tap water beyond the age of 6 months is a personal choice and if your baby has a sensitive stomach or any other concerns, please continue boiling it. I used boiled water until my baby stopped formula milk and started drinking fresh milk - at around the age of 2.

Having said that if you are pre-preparing formula, you should use boiled water regardless of the age of your baby. It’s always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to the safety of your little one.

The formula

Before you make the formula milk, make sure you have a sterilised bottle, or the Kinderbaby feeding system, which comes with pre-sterilized disposable liners. You will also need cool boiled water, and the formula milk.

Follow your formula milk instructions. One scoop of formula milk means one level spoon. Avoid heaping the spoon as this can cause diarrhea or constipation in your baby. 

Make sure to add formula to the water instead of the other way round as this way, the powdered milk is easier dissolved in the water and won’t create clumps. Cap the bottle and shake the water and formula until they are mixed.

If your baby doesn’t finish their milk, you can safely store it in your Kinderbaby bottle, refrigerated, for up to 12 hours. After this time, it needs to be thrown away.

Kinderbaby feeding systems features pre-sterilized, disposable, BPA Free and DEHP free liners. They collapse as baby drinks, eliminating any air to be ingested, which is similar in nature to breast feeding. This has been clinically shown to reduce tummy aches, colic, spit-ups and discomfort usually associated by air ingestion during feeding.

Babies don’t come with instruction manuals. And it's not an easy road guessing what suits your baby best. We believe if you use a BPA free bottle, sterilize the bottles or use pre-sterilized bottles and give your baby lots of TLC, then you are doing a fantastic job!

Happy feeding.

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