Heating Bottles In Ds Room With A Microwave Can I

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eclectic66 - November 11

I recently moved my ds into his own room and he is doing great! My biggest issue is the fact that the way our house is arranged..the master bedroom is downstairs and all the other rooms are upstairs (which icludes his room) We have a monitor on at all times when he is up there and responding to his needs is not an issue, but when it comes to him waking up for a bottle at night....response time is an issue. I don't like to let him lay up there and cry while I heat his bottle for 30 sec downstairs so we have been trying to mix the formula up in his room bc at least then I can reach over and soothe him while preparing the bottle. We have an extrta microwave that we don't use so I had an idea to put it in his room (away from his crib) so that all I have to do is heat up his bottle while being in there to soothe him rather than trying to mix his formula (because we have had a lot of problems with clumps in the bottle due to dh not mixing it properly)...anyway, my question is do you think that it is unsafe for me to do this? even if it when we are not using it?? My dh doesn't like this idea but I don't know what else to do and I really don't like letting him cry up there while heating his bottle and mixing it in his room has been an issue because of the clumps and dh refuses to think he is NOT mixing it thouroghly...lol and I shouldn't have to be the one to mix them up there when it's not my shift...lol So I just thought this would be a good solution. What do ya think? Am I nuts for wanting to try heating up his bottles in a microwave in his room?? Wow, I rambled, sorry.

 

javidsgirl - November 11

have you thought of pre mixing formula refrigated it is good for 24 hours then you could just get a bottle warmer and have that in his room they warm a bottle pretty quickly

 

eclectic66 - November 11

Yes, I usually have the bottles pre-mixed, but no I never did think of a bottle warmer...lol How quickly do hey warm the bottle?? I usually nuke his bottles for 30 seconds (it heats them just right), if there is a bottle warmer that warms them that quickly then I will buy won asap!! :-)

 

lily10 - November 11

eclectic, why not get a bottle warmer for your ds bedroom. You could keep it on his bureau and keep some water set aside in his room for the bottle warmer. I have The First Years bottle warmer ($14.99-17.99 Target or babies r us) it took me a little practice to get the right temp, but now it works like a charm and my DH has no problem operating it ; ). I personally would not put a microwave in my dd's room but not because I think she would get hurt or anything.

 

Prego1 - November 11

I agree, a bottle warmer is safer. I have one and it heats up the bottle quick. Mine cost 29.99 but only bec. it has the cooler attached to it. U can get one that is just a heater. Also there is a mixer u can get at BRU and it mixes and gets rid of clumps in formula. It's like 3.99. It's battery operated.

 

lily10 - November 11

The one I have heats up my dd bottle of cold b___st milk in about 1 min give or take but I use disposable bottles so they heat pretty fast. Go to the target website and read the reviews on the First years warmer they give lots of good info.

 

ImpatientMommy - November 11

I think it is recommended that you don't heat bottles in the microwave because of hot spots. It even says right on my bottles "Do Not Microwave"

 

javidsgirl - November 11

i have the gerber bottlr warmer and i find it heats the bottle up to room temp in about 30 secs

 

jen327 - November 11

Never use a microwave. Even though you shake it, hot pockets remain and can scold baby

 

suze42 - November 11

Theres really no need to heat/warm bottles. I use filtered water and keep it in a pitcher a room temp. Then when i need to mix a bottle i just use the room temp water. I dont premix mine and i can still crank out a bottle in the middle of the night in about 3 seconds! lol Im telling you the room temp water is the way to go. And you could keep all of that in LO room, no electricity, or radiation needed. hope you try it.

 

ImpatientMommy - November 11

Yeah I do the same thing. I keep tons of bottled water just on the counter in our kitchen and I make the bottle on the fly.

 

madison - November 11

like suze42, i just used room temp water for those night feedings and kept a gallon of baby water in dd's room and mixed up a bottle in seconds. my dd doesnt have night feedings anymore but i still keep the water in there for that first morning feeding so i dont have to go downstairs, lol. we never warmed her bottles, i figured if you never gave them a warm bottle they would never know the difference. she will even take a cold bottle straight out of the fridge.

 

Tracy88 - November 11

I like the idea of having the room temp. water available. I used the Avent warmer and that took about 2 to 3 minutes. In that time I would change the baby's diaper. I have friends who suggested things like keeping a little fridge in the spare bathroom along with a warmer, but like a previous poster said, there are coolers with warmers attached, etc... now that are just as functional. I'm not crazy about the whole microwave thing. Scares me for some reason. I only nuke bottles in case of emergency, but don't even warm them anymore. Now that my daughter is 6 months old, she likes her bottles cold.

 

suze42 - November 11

I also do not warm up baby food...i just serve it out of the jar at room temp. Its just so much easier and quicker. Also wouldnt the microwave in the bedroom be really noisey?

 

Terio - November 11

Eclectic: Yes, I would put a microwave in the room if you're wanting. There are plenty of times that I've used a microwave to warm a bottle, although not on a regular basis. I think it's about common sense.. most people understand you need to watch for hot spots. G/L

 

DB - November 11

I'm guilty of using the microwave on occasion....I heat the water in a gla__s measuring cup, then pour in the bottle, add the formula and mix well...I do not get the water anywhere near HOT, it's pretty much luke warm....but I've decided to make it a point to use room temp water...in 2.5 months dd will be starting cow's milk so it's probably a good way to start the transition, getting her used to not warm formula...since the thought of warming cow's milk really grosses me out!

 

suze42 - November 11

i dont think its a matter of common sense...it more about convenience and not making it harder than it needs to be. I too have had to use the micro when the only filtered water i had was ice cold. BUT why even worry about heating up bottles if you can keep the water at room temp, not utilize the electricity AND mix a bottle in 5 seconds vs. 30 or minutes.? Now thats common sense. :) Ive got the room temp water on the table...baby wakes up...i get up, pour the water, scoop 3 scoops, shake as im walking in her room ....VOILA. cant really get easier IMO.

 

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