View Full Version : A question for those with Babies.
10-06-2008, 11:30 AM
How many of you warm your formula/milk in the microwave vs some other means? A little background info here. My wife and I have temporary custody of our two grandchildren. I am raw and my wife is not. I don't like to use the microwave for anything food related and she doesn't believe it causes any problems with foods, ('why do they sell them in the stores then?'). Anyways, I came up with an idea for warming milk/formula that would not involve putting it in the microwave. I am not sure if they already have something like this on the market but think it would work very well. My idea was to come up with a bottle warmer that is put into a microwave, after which, the warmer is then slipped over the bottle to be warmed. I thought that something as simple as a sock that is slid over a bottle from the bottom and then folded back on itself could be stuffed with cherry pits, rice or whatever other environmentally and safe mediums are typically used for existing warmers and then sown up. I would imagine the sock would have to have pockets sown into it to hold the medium in the sides and bottom but I think it would work very well. Does anyone know if something like this exists already and what are your thoughts?
10-06-2008, 11:32 AM
Even though my babies are 34 and 32, I used to take hot tap water, put it in a pan and place the bottle in there. Just a thought...
10-06-2008, 11:34 AM
They sell bottle warmers fairly cheap in baby stores. http://www.amazon.com/First-Years-Quick-Bottle-Warmer/dp/B00005BXKM I used this one for my daughter and it worked well. Microwaves are scary, you're right!
Crazy Healer Lady
10-06-2008, 11:45 AM
Raene, that bottle warmer is amazing. We used that same brand five years ago now and it never let us down. We never used the microwave until the mother got the idea in her head that it was faster (the same mom that wants nothing do to with her child unless she gets money from the gov't). You could energetically feel the difference and physically see the difference after nuking the formula. It was more tan in colour and generally unappealing.
Microwaves creep me out. I've never owned one. In Russia, they are (or were) not sold in stores and are unavailable for purchase. I am not sure if it is the same now.
Good luck, unbent! I wish you all the luck in taking care of those little ones. I hope the situation surrounding it is OK :)
Raw Angel Mom
10-06-2008, 12:32 PM
Stay away from microwave!!!!!! It destroye the food and you should see dr. Emoto research with water that has been in mircrowave. I only used warm water from the tap. It really doesn't take that much time to warm up, keep changing your water as soon as it chilled. I pumped my milk and still do but i had to warm it up when i put in the fridge and take it out after. Remember that it only need to be room temperature. Since that my child is older, i barely warm it up now, I shaked it just for the fat to blend.
How old are your grand child?
10-06-2008, 03:57 PM
I'm a childcare provider for teachers during the school year-and you couldn't PAY ME to have a microwave in my home.... I use the good old method of putting warm tap water in a large coffee cup, and then placing the bottle inside of that-the thick mug keeps the water warm and easily brings the bottle to the desired temp.
Please do not microwave....and on another note-if they have any belly issues-room temp, not warm will help.
in hospital they will not warm breastmilk in the microwave because it destroys enzymes and nutrients, i assume the same is true with formula (and all food, to be honest).
10-07-2008, 12:34 AM
The forumla says right on it not to put in the microwave because it can create hot spots in the bottle and that can be dangerous. My daughter is 10 now and I am trying to remember how I warmed her formula or even if I warmed it at all. I do remember buying those little single serve powder packets of forumula and mixing them with bottled water that was at room temp. I didn't warm that at all. My daughter was breast fed but I wasn't producing enough milk so I had to supplement.
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