You will need
- A separate container for sterilizing baby utensils.
Before you cook the milk mixture, prepare the dishes for the baby and accessories, which will be used in the cooking process. Is various bottles, cups, spoons, and even small bowls, specially adapted for infant feeding. Thoroughly wash them in boiled warm water, using baking soda, as it is able to destroy harmful bacteria. For washing difficult to reach areas like the bottom of the bottle, use a special brush.
Next you need to sterilize containers for feeding the baby. Boil baby utensils: bottles, nipples, fasteners, caps, spoons, and special syringes. Sterilize containers and tools in the same utensils, do not use it for other purposes.
After careful preparation of containers for milk formula, you can safely proceed to its preparation. Be sure to read the label of the product on the composition, method of preparation and a proportional amount of the mixture. Dilute its required, strictly observing the instructions of the manufacturer of this product, as well as rules of hygiene. After all, the baby's health above all else.
There are mixtures with different mode of cooking. Some are just diluted with warm boiled water, others must be steamed with boiling water. The optimum temperature of the milk mixture, ready for use, should not exceed human body temperature, i.e. 36 degrees. According to the popular method of checking temperature of any child's food is produced in a very simple way – place a few drops on the back of the hand, thereby determining whether to feed her child or is still a little cool.
Store the diluted mixture in case it has not been used in full amount, in the refrigerator, but not more than a day. It can still survive and breed harmful bacteria. At room temperature, experts advise to store the diluted mixture of not more than two hours. However, the best option remains the dilution of the milk mixture immediately before feeding the baby. In this case you will prevent bacterial growth in baby food and protect your baby.
You should carefully consider the method of preparation of each individual species of the mixture, as it may differ.