Cooling baby's bottle?
October 22, 2013 12:01 AM Subscribe
So we have started giving our baby some formula feeds (after advice from medical professionals. We are well aware of the benefits of breast feeding, and still do it as much as possible).
posted by Cannon Fodder to science & nature (27 answers total)
We have powdered formula, which mentions that feeds should not be stored longer than two hours after being made up. As a result, our son has a tendency to get hungry before we've made a feed. When he is hungry he makes his feelings.... somewhat well known...
The formula box recommends running the bottle under running water to cool it down, but this is quite labour intensive, especially when holding a baby. My feeling is that leaving the bottle in a basin full of cold water should have exactly the same effect, provided the body of water is large enough to not get heated up. Still, it can take some time, and it makes me wonder if it would be any faster.
So: is running a bottle under a running tap faster than leaving it in a bowl of cold water, and are there any other cooling techniques we could try?