I have heard that you are not suppose to heat bottles in the microwave b/c of hot spots but I have also talked to people that have always done it with their babies and it never hurt them.I was just wondering how many of you heat their babies in the microwave and if it is really safe?Every since alexa was born I been heating her bottles on the stove but is their a easier way thats safe?
How do they know that they never hurt their babies? Have you ever looked at your tongue after you burnt it on a hot piece of pizza? You cant really see where you burnt it unless its severly bad. Im sure they also didnt check inside their babies mouths after each bottle either to see if they were burned. I wouldnt heat your bottles in the microwave, even shaking them up wont get rid of the hot spots. They tell you not to heat them in the microwave for a reason, not just cuz they dont want you to do it cuz its easier. I guess its just one of the pains that come with bottle feeding. Maybe one of them electric bottle heaters will work better? I dont know if they suck, I havent had expirience with bottle feeding yet.
Not only can it burn them, it also can take some of the nutriton out of the milk. Besides microwaving is kind of an old way to do it and so is putting it in boiling water. I am going to get the bottle warmer from walmart. They have two of the that look alike except one of them has a little coller on the back that can hold two bottles, and it can keep them cool for 8 hours. Oh and it is portable. I am also going to get a little coller that looks like a lunch bag, that is supposed to keep the bottles cool too, but the only reason I am getting that is b/c if comes with a car bottle warmer that you plug into the car lighter. Any way both of them are made so the bottles can't overheat.
I use warm tap water now that she's on the powder but when she was on the liquid and I had to keep it refrigerated I would warm her bottle with a bottle warmer. It was really easy to use. It only took a few minutes.
Well I would use tap water but I run off a well and I have to steriliz the water first the I store it in the freg then I warm it on the stove. And all of this is fine but sometimes she gets real fussy to eat and it does take awhile to warm.Maybe ill try one of them bottle warmers, I have one for my car though(just a cheap one).
I usually just make josh a fresh bottle using warm tap water. But sometimes I do heat it in the microwave. I only barely get it warm because I am afraid of burning him. But josh doesn't usually start letting you know he's hungry until it's a little too late. I have one of those bottle warmers but it uses steam! Do you know how long steam takes to heat a 7 ounce bottle!?!?! A long time!!! But I shake it real good and since he never screams in pain I am guessing it isn't too hot. Lol.