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Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 11:40am

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So this weekend we're going to my friends wedding. We're having to leave home about 9ish and won't be back until late.

My question is whats the best thing to do with bottles and formula? We're BLW and having Christmas dinnes so O will be fine with that but she usually has a feed an hour or so before each meal so I'm not sure what the best thing to do is.

I'm going to take a load of sandwiches for her because by the time dinner time comes she'll be starving and just won't wait that long. So I thought if we give her a sandwich it will keep her going. There's going to be a buffet at night which to be honest isn't ideal because it will be too late to eat again so she'll probably have sandwiches and then some buffet to her up.

Is it best to take the formula and get them to give me boiling water and then me cool it down?? Or to have the water already boiled and then warm it up??

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Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 11:46am

Hello Flic

on the couple of times we have been out with LO, depending on how long we are out for we either take bottles with the water in them and the formula measured out into containers, or we take cartons of ready made milk and disposable bottles, you can get them in boots use them once and throw them away, they come in boxes of 5 for about £2.99. I find the cartons & disposable bottles the easier option! Also i just make sure i have some goodies for LO to munch on,yoghurts, fruits,rice cakes, a wee biscuit,bread sticks things like that.

Hope you all have a nice time at the wedding!





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Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 11:50am

Thanks B2B!

I was going to take yoghurts and stuff to snack on but the milk was my worry really.

Why didn't I think of ready made?!?!






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Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 11:55am

Hiya Flic - cartons of formula, definitely the way to go. I took my munchkins to a wedding when they were 6 months we ended up feeding one milk during the service which kept her quiet and passified. As for the warming - I'm afraid I'm a cruel, harsh kind and rarely have warmed up my two's milk! They will take it however so there's no need to faff with warming etc when out and about.

Just stick to your usual feeding routine as much as you can with her milk feeds and like you say, loads of snacks and sarnies should be fine.


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Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 12:12pm

I was just talking to DH and he reminded me that O doesn't like cartoned milk (fussy madam!) Talk about making it difficult!

I just also spoke to my friend and she said that the hotel will make everything up, and failing that there are kettles in the rooms so I can steal her room to make up the milk. But she's going to speak to the wedding planner tonight and check.

Its a proper mission this going out with a baby malarkey isn't it!!!






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Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 1:08pm

Your right about it being a mission, and with all the stuff you need to pack you would think you were going away for a week lol..
My LO does take the ready made milk but i fnd he is a bit more pukey with it,strange eh!





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Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 1:11pm

Who would have thought that a baby would know the difference really!! I bet I wouldn't!!






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Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 1:22pm

Hey Flic, you can get little powder capsules that fit in the neck of bottles. Then all you do is fill each bottle with boiled water and then put the formula in the capsule, because the two are separate bacteria don't build up so the water stays sterile (providing you keep the top on the bottle) then when you want to use it you just open the capsule, empty the powder into the water and shake.


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Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 1:26pm

I've got some of them Grace. Do you think it will be ok to warm it up though or is it best to get fresh hot water??






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Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 2:15pm

Hey Flic.

I always prepare my girls' bottles in advance once a day by sterilising and filling them with boiled water, then when the time comes for each feed we just tip the powder in and off we go. If we are at home I keep them in the fridge and take them out a couple of hours before each feed to bring them up to room temperature but they are good for 24 hours left out of the fridge. If you are used to making up each bottle fresh then this will probably not seem as good to you, but we have never had any problems with this method. My girls will usually take their bottles at room temperature, but if O likes her milk warm then probably the easiest thing to do is to ask for a mug of boiling water and then sit the bottle in it for a few minutes.

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Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 2:19pm

I usually keep mine in the fridge but she won't drink it at room temperature, it has to be warm, even just a little bit!!!






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Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 7:08pm

You can warm them up it won't cause her any harm providing you only warm them once.


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Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 7:12pm

Awwwm thats ok then. They'll have a jug and stuff won't they??






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Thursday, November 18th 2010, 11:27am

Just empty out the punch and use the bowl for that! (if it's nice punch you could drink it). If they have food making facilities they must have a cup of hot water somewhere.


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Thursday, November 18th 2010, 1:14pm

Oh Grace, I am drinking!!! I'm sat on the top table and drinks are free!!! I don't think my mate has informed them that I'm a Pole and can drink like a fish!!! Will definitely get my mates moneys worth!!

Its quite a posh place too (apparently) so I'll look a right bobby dazzler with a blue WKD in my hand and a jug warming some milk up!!!






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Thursday, November 18th 2010, 8:05pm

looks like you have the problem sorted but I just wanted to have my say, and tell you about the great little pot that I use!



Each morning I sterilise and fill all the bottles and leave them on the side in the kitchen to cool to room temp. I have a pot that I got from Boots that has 3 sections that you put the measured out formula in to, you then pour it in to the cooled boiled water when needed. I pack my bag up each morning with a few bottles and the pot of powder and we are set for the day. I have also got the capsules but get on better with this. I even take it up to bed with me at night along with a couple of bottles so that I am ready if there is a night feed, or if not DS has breakfast in bed!!!!



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Thursday, November 18th 2010, 8:10pm

Oooooh, that sounds handy Jasper!!

My problem is she won't drink it cold or room temperature, it has to be warm. Trust me to have a fussy baby!!






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Friday, November 19th 2010, 2:11pm

One of my friends baby is the same. She has a Tommee Tippe flask that comes with a big cup that your pour the water in to and then put the bottle in. You probably won't need it where you are going, but seems handy if you go to places where it may not be so easy to get some hot water.


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Friday, November 19th 2010, 6:15pm

you can get little powder capsules that fit in the neck of bottles


Where do I find these??? ?(

Its quite a posh place too (apparently) so I'll look a right bobby dazzler with a blue WKD in my hand and a jug warming some milk up!!!


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Friday, November 19th 2010, 7:56pm

Newlywed- I got mine from ASDA, they are Tommee Tippe and I guess they are only compatable with their bottles.


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Friday, November 19th 2010, 8:10pm

NW - You wouldn't be far off with your picture of me!!! :snigger:

Jasper - Mine all came with the bottle. They're tommee tippee too.

I would also say to look online as I found bottle warmers reduced to 6 quid!!






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