Ho do you cope with overnight stays from home and bottles?

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  1. Water_Melon

    Water_Melon Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    I am mainly breastfeeding but have started giving my little one a bottle of formula at bed time and when we are out and about.

    My worry is we're staying at a hotel over night for my sisters wedding next week so how on earth am I going to sterlise the bottles in the hotel room? I need a microwave for that... and I doubt the room will have a kettle either to make the bottle

    How does everyone else do it? :oooo:
     
  2. KAW83

    KAW83 Well-Known Member

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    I always use a microwave steriliser but you could use Milton sterilising fluid, I haven't used it but have got some for when we are not at home xx
     
  3. tweetyfoo

    tweetyfoo Well-Known Member

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    You can cold water sterilise with Milton but technically breast milk bottles don't need to be sterilised, as long as u wash them with hot soapy water


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  4. Frankie_Lou

    Frankie_Lou Well-Known Member

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    You can get ready to use bottles of formula if that would help x
     
  5. TORino

    TORino Well-Known Member

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    You can buy disposable ready sterilised tommee tippee bottles from boots. They are only a few quid.

    When I stayed away we took Milton tablets and cold water sterilised in the sink.
     
  6. KAW83

    KAW83 Well-Known Member

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    Really breastfeeding bottles don't need to be sterilised, how come?xx
     
  7. Water_Melon

    Water_Melon Well-Known Member

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    I had no idea that Tommee Tippee did ready to use bottles. That'll be perfect. All I need now is a kettle in the hotel... I'll have to find that out.

    Thank you :) x
     
  8. tweetyfoo

    tweetyfoo Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure what the science behind it is - but this is what I was told, and I'm sure I've read it somewhere too.

    My reply is really of no use to you though, sorry :lol:
     
  9. KAW83

    KAW83 Well-Known Member

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    No worries, just something I never knew, will have to google it!
     
  10. Andreabrad

    Andreabrad Well-Known Member

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    I am staying away next weekend too and breastfeed but use formula for the last feed at night as he sleeps longer and have bought cow & gate ready to feed. It comes with bottles & teats that you screw on to the bottle then just throw them away.

    Most hotel rooms have a kettle, ring and ask. If not I am sure they would give you one or have you got a travel steriliser??

    Also, all milk brands do these bottles with teats kits xxx
     
  11. tweetyfoo

    tweetyfoo Well-Known Member

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    OK so got the answer .. it was my SIL that told me about the breast milk bottles not needing sterilised.

    Apparently its because formula has bacteria in it and breast milk doesn't

    I still sterilise my bottles though as I'm paranoid lol!
     
  12. cosmicgirl

    cosmicgirl Well-Known Member

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    Formula has lots of bacteria in it that grows and grows over time, hence why bottles shouldn't be made too far in advance. Breast milk doesn't contain bacteria and can be kept for a lot longer at room temp x
     
  13. vinandbella

    vinandbella Well-Known Member

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    I've never stayed in a hotel room that doesn't have a kettle. Maybe give them a call to double check?
     
  14. Rowesb

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    It is also as the powder/liquid tends to cling to the bottles in the bits that aren't easy to get to, BM is sterile but also has its own antibodies x
     

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