OCTOBER 25, 2017
how can I safely warm my baby’s feed?
Your baby’s safety is important to you – it’s important to us at yoomi too! Here are a few safe options for warming your baby’s bottle come feeding time:
- Place the cap over the teat. Fill a bowl with hot water and place the bottle in the hot water for 15 minutes maximum. Shake the bottle to ensure the bottle is warmed evenly.
- Run the bottle under very warm or hot water for a few minutes. Shake the bottle vigorously.
- Use a bottle warmer – like yoomi! There are electric warmers on the market, but yoomi’s clever warmer allows you to easily warm your baby’s feed on the go with just the push of a button. Plus there’s no risk of overheating the milk.
- If you’re pressed for time, you may find that your baby will take milk at room temp.
Once you’ve warmed the bottle, test the temperature by squirting a little on the inside of your wrist. The feed should feel warm, not hot. Some babies prefer to feed from warm teats. Try running the teat under warm tap water or submerge in warm water for a few seconds before feeding.
These options are the safest ways to warm up your baby’s feed. Don’t microwave your baby’s feed. Uneven heating can lead to burns, and the power of the microwave can destroy important nutrients. Never reuse breast milk or formula that has been heated, since bacteria can grow in this liquid.
With these tips, you can ensure safe and easy warming.