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    How do you keep your baby sleepy through the night if you're bottle feeding? I feel like I need a light to see what I'm doing, which just wakes her up and takes ages for her to get sleepy again.

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    No real advice... my daughter (mixed fed) is easy to feed in the dark with a bottle, she'll latch straight on. I need light when breastfeeding though as she'll completely miss the nipple, get upset etc. etc. if I can't see what's going on to help.

    All I can think of is using the smallest amount of light possible (light in another room with the door almost closed? Dull night light, or the light from a phone etc?), and have everything prepared before you go to feed her.

    Good luck, hope someone else has some suggestions.

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    Dd sleeps in the light so I don't have this problem but I'd say having everything already prepared next to you then just guess where their mouth is/use phone light or similar to find their mouth?


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    hmm, DD won't take formula unless it has been heated, so I guess that's where my main problem is. I find the fastest way to prepare a bottle is by having the right amount of formula in half the amount of water, then adding boiling water to it when she's ready for a feed. So... Generally light is needed

    I suppose I could invest in one of those permanently hot water heaters...

    Bah! Babies are too hard!

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    Oh that does make it more difficult then D:


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    What about a thermos of boiling water?

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    I just microwave the room temp water for 20 seconds then add the formula to it. Its time consuming for us cos I have to add infacol to the bottle and also measure out .5mls of mylanta to give to him as well.

    I must admit I dont usually have much trouble getting him back to sleep afterwards but we also co-sleep and he sleeps fine with lights on.

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    I make up bottles in advance and store them in the fridge (using within 6-12hrs). So during the night I just nip out and nuke one in 20 seconds. I know not everyone is happy to do that, though, so not trying to get into a debate about that!

    Regarding the light, I do it in the dark, but we have a landing light on, so it isn't pitch black.

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    Yeah I think I'm trying to avoid microwaving, but to be honest I've never looked into why... I've got a faint memory of something to do with nutrients... I'm fine with microwaving my food...

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    I just microwave the pre-boiled water then add the formula, I can't think of anything unsafe about that? If you don't want to have to measure out the scoops when you're half asleep, put the formula for the night into a formula dispenser :-)


 

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