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How to prepare a bottle, or the art of contenting your baby's belly

Infant milk, or powdered milk, and water. That's it, or rather, the bottle is ready. " How to prepare a baby's bottle ? is one of the most frequently asked questions by future parents. Fear of dosing the wrong amount, of using unsuitable water, of giving your baby a stomach ache, that he is still hungry… Fears which, in order to be lifted, deserve that we dwell on the preparing a good bottle and also, on that of our bibround.

How to make a bottle? That is the question

From birth to about 6 months, your baby if you do not breastfeed or practice with himmixed breastfeeding, 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.


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  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 amount of water in the bottle.
  5. Screw on the teat and clip on the cap. 
  6. Roll the bottle between your palms until the mixture is smooth.


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 bain-marie step (without the teat).

Choosing the right infant formula

Of the powdered infant milk, there are dozens of them. You buy them in supermarkets or pharmacies, in the form of boxes, often between 800 and 900 g. Each keep for one month after opening provided it is properly closed after each use.

  • Infant milk most often made from cow's milk, or goat's milk,
  • in dehydrated or liquid form,
  • classic, for premature babies, thickened, antireflux, hypoallergenic or 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 test several brands or types of preparation to find the one that baby likes or digests most easily. In case of difficulties, turn to your paediatrician, PMI or maternity, who will be able to advise you. Conversely, if baby bottles are well tolerated, it is recommended not to change the formula.

Water to reconstitute milk powder

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

You can also use tap water, if it is not softened or filtered, if the pipes are not made of lead and provided that 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 municipality.

Warm bottle or at room temperature, it is according to the 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 is the baby who ends up having the last word by refusing one or the other. 

To heat the water for the bottles, use the bain-marie or a bottle warmer and pour 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

Last essential element to prepare your baby's bottle, the right dose of powdered milk. Here, only one thing to remember: a level spoon = 30 ml of water. So, to figure out how to make a 240ml bottle, just divide 240 by 30, which is 8. To prepare a 240 ml bottle, so you will need 8 level doses of infant milk.

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

Note that, as soon as food diversification has begun, you can add a teaspoon of cereal to the bottle, without forgetting to change the teat for a fast flow physiological teat, especially suitable for thicker preparations.

Can we 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're away from home, use the small compartmentalized boxes specially designed to allow you to carry between 3 and 4 doses of milk, which you just have to mix for a quick bottle wherever you want.

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

By choice for themixed breastfeeding or because the time for the breast-to-bottle transition has come, every day mothers express their milk. They can thus breastfeed their baby and prepare bottles of breastmilk, which can be used directly after being expressed, or stored for future meals. In this case, the mother's milk is preserved 4 hours at room temperature, 48 hours maximum in the fridge below 4 degrees and until 4 months in the freezer

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

And the Élhée baby bottle, how do you prepare it?

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

  • Made of soft silicone, it does not slip or break.
  • With its curvaceous design and wide neck, filling it is child's play.
  • To warm up the bibRond, nothing could be simpler, its medical grade silicone supports very well the bain-marie, and the preparers of baby bottles easily adapt to their measurements. Side bottle warmer, the models Milk Second from Beaba, Maternity from Bébé Confort and Nomad™ from Izybaby are compatible.
  • Finally, the unique lines of the bibRond make it easy to handle, even by the very small ones, of your child.

The bottle is finished? For good hygiene, each element (bottle, ring, pacifier) must be cleaned quickly. And there again, the bibRond is all good. Its soft neck and removable collar make maneuvering easy. Hand washing without bottle brush and dishwasher safe are validated.

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 the desired amount of spring or tap water, add the corresponding number of doses of powdered milk (1 dose = 30ml of water), attach the teat and cap and roll the bottle between your hands to mix. It's ready.

What water for the baby bottle?

Low mineralized waters are recommended for preparing baby bottles. Compatible spring water bottles are labeled: "This water is suitable for the preparation of infant food". Tap water, cold, unfiltered, unsoftened and if the housing pipes are not lead, can also be used after letting it run for a few moments.

Should baby's bottle be warmed up?

The baby's bottle can be given lukewarm, but it is not mandatory. It can also be drunk at room temperature. Choose according to the tastes of the infant or the season: bottle warmed up 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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