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How to prepare a bottle, or the art of satisfying your baby's tummy

Infant milk, or powdered milk, and water. That's it, or rather, the bottle is ready. " How to prepare a baby's bottle ? » is nevertheless one of the most frequent questions from future parents. Fear of wrong dosing, of using unsuitable water, of giving your baby a stomach ache, of him still being hungry ... Fears which, to be overcome, deserve that we stop at the preparation of a good bottle and also, on that of our Round bib .

How to make a bottle? That is the question

From birth to approximately 6 months, your baby, if you do not breastfeed him or if you practice mixed breastfeeding with him, receives part or all of his food ration thanks to the bottles that you prepare for him. Here is the recipe for preparing good baby bottles, healthy and sufficient in terms of quantity.

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Take a clean, drained bottle (sterilization is no longer mandatory).
  3. Add the desired amount of water
  4. Pour the number of level doses corresponding to the quantity of water into the bottle.
  5. Screw on the pacifier and clip on the cap.
  6. Roll the bottle between your palms until you get a smooth mixture.

That's all ! Your little one's bottle is ready to drink at room temperature. If your baby prefers it lukewarm, add a bottle warmer or water bath step (without the teat).

Choosing the right infant formula

There are dozens of powdered infant milks . You buy them in supermarkets or pharmacies , in the form of boxes, often between 800 and 900 g . Each one can be kept for one month after opening, provided it is tightly closed after each use.

  • Infant milk most often based on cow's milk, or goat's milk,
  • in dehydrated or liquid form,
  • classic, for premature babies, thickened, anti-reflux, hypoallergenic or even low in lactose,
  • 1st age milk up to 6 months, 2nd age milk up to 12 months, or growth milk beyond, it depends.

You may need to test several brands or types of formula to find the one that baby likes or digests most easily. In case of difficulties, turn to your pediatrician, the PMI or the maternity ward, who will be able to advise you. Conversely, if bottles are well tolerated, it is recommended not to change the formula.

Water to reconstitute powdered milk

For the well-being of your infant, alternate brands of lightly mineralized spring water whose label specifies that they can be used for baby bottles.

You can also use tap water, if it is neither softened nor filtered, if the pipes are not lead and provided you let it run for a few seconds before filling the bottle. To be completely reassured, you can also go to the town hall and ask to know the quality and composition of the water in your town.

Warm or room temperature bottle, depending on baby's taste

To make it more digestible, you can heat your child's bottle to around 37°C , the temperature of breast milk. But, you can also give the bottle at room temperature . Take the test! Very often, it's the baby who ends up having the last word by refusing one or the other.

To warm the water in baby bottles, use the bain-marie or a bottle warmer and pour in the powdered milk afterwards. Then don't forget to check the temperature of the preparation by placing a few drops on the inside of your wrist .

Preparing the bottle: the exact dosage

The last essential element to prepare your baby's bottle, the right dose of powdered milk. Here, just one thing to remember: one level spoon = 30 ml of water . So, to know how to make a 240 ml bottle, simply divide 240 by 30, which gives 8. To prepare a 240 ml bottle , you will therefore need 8 level doses of infant milk.

Are you afraid of making a mistake? Discover the baby bottle preparer . They come in all shapes, which makes them all compatible with our ergonomic and flexible bibRonds.

Note that, as soon as the dietary diversification begins, you can add a small spoonful of cereals to the bottle, without forgetting to change the teat for a physiological teat with a fast flow , specially adapted to thicker preparations.

Can you mix a bottle of powdered milk in advance?

Once mixed, a bottle should be consumed within an hour. It is therefore not really possible to anticipate or keep several bottles for the day.

To save time when you are not at home, use the small compartmentalized boxes specially designed to allow you to carry between 3 and 4 doses of milk, which you only have to mix for a minute bottle where you want.

Mixed breastfeeding and breastfeeding pump: another way to prepare baby's bottle

By choice for mixed breastfeeding or because the time has come to transition from breast to bottle, mothers express their milk every day. They can thus breastfeed their baby and prepare bottles of breast milk , which can be used directly after being expressed, or saved for future meals. In this case, breast milk can be kept for 4 hours at room temperature , 48 hours maximum in the refrigerator below 4 degrees and up to 4 months in the freezer .

You know what ? Thanks to its physiological teat and its innovative design with all its curves and softness, the Élhée bibRond is the champion of the breast-bottle transition , all categories combined!

And how do we prepare the Élhée bottle?

Spare parts for the Élhée anti-colic bottle

Thanks to its innovative design and flexible shape , the Élhée bibRond is even easier to prepare!

  • Made from soft silicone, it does not slip or break .
  • With its rounded design and wide neck, filling it is child's play .
  • To warm the bibRond, nothing could be simpler, its medical grade silicone supports the water bath very well, and the bottle preparers easily adapt to its measurements. On the bottle warmer side, the Milk Second models from Beaba, Maternity from Bébé Confort and Nomad™ from Izybaby are compatible.
  • Finally, the unique lines of the bibRond make it easy to hold , even for your child's very small hands.

Is the bottle finished? For good hygiene, each element (bottle, ring, pacifier) ​​must be quickly cleaned. And here again, the bibRond has it all. Its flexible collar and removable ring make maneuvering easy. Hand wash without brush and dishwasher safe.

Three questions to summarize the preparation of a good bottle

How to prepare a baby's bottle ?

To prepare a bottle, follow 6 simple steps: wash your hands, take a clean or sterilized bottle, pour in the desired amount of spring or tap water, add the corresponding number of doses of powdered milk (1 dose = 30 ml of water), attach the nipple and cap and roll the bottle between your hands to mix. It's ready.

What water for baby's bottle?

Waters with low mineral content are recommended for preparing baby bottles. Compatible spring water bottles are marked: “This water is suitable for preparing infant foods.” Tap water, cold, unfiltered, unsoftened and if the pipes in the home are not lead, can also be used after letting it run for a few moments.

Should you heat your baby's bottle?

The baby's bottle can be given lukewarm, but this is not obligatory. It can also be drunk at room temperature. Choose according to the tastes of the infant or the season: bottle heated in winter and at room temperature in summer. Note the usefulness of the bottle warmer and the bottle preparer to bring the milk as close as possible to the temperature of breast milk, i.e. 37°C.

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