Making a fresh bottle every time you feed your baby is very time consuming and scary, especially when you have a hungry, screaming baby in the house! Use this cheap $5 solution to this problem. It’s essential that you measure the milk powder and water accurately. If the feed is too weak, your baby will be hungry and won’t put on weight. If the feed is too strong, your baby will become very thirsty and dehydrated. So take your time, measure everything carefully, and once you’ve made up a few feeds, you’ll find it becomes second nature.
Follow these 3 easy steps so you can prepare a bottle in 30 seconds!
Preparing a bottle can be done on the go with pre-measured formula packets and bottled water. My personal favorite is the Munchkin Formula Dispenser Combo Pack. I used this for the first 12 months for formula and after that used it for little snacks like peach puffs, yogurt bites and cheerios. It is great because it doesn’t leak and as long as the spout was positioned directly over an entire section, and positioned over a section barrier, the pre-measured formula was contained to its own section.
Step 1: I store 3 scoops of powdered formula (to make 6 oz liquid formula) in two of the chambers and 2 scoops of powdered formula (to make 4 oz liquid formula) in one of the chambers. I also fill the single serve container with 2 scoops of powdered formula (to make 4 oz liquid formula) for emergencies.
Step 2: I have three bottles with pre-filled water in the diaper bag – two of them filled with 6 oz and one (or two) with 4 oz of water.
Step 3: When baby is hungry, just open the bottle with 6 oz of water in it, empty one of the chambers of 3 scoops of powdered formula using the spout.
Step 4: Mix well and feed the baby! 🙂