You’ll need to sterilize your bottle and nipple before you start to prepare formula milk. It’s also a good idea to make sure the surface you are working on is clean and that you’ve washed your hands. If you choose a Tommee Tippee sterilizer, your bottles will stay sterilised for 24 hours if they remain in the sterilizer.
Make to order
As tempting as it is to save time by making up bottles in advance, it is better to make up each bottle as it is needed to reduce the risk of infection. If you need to prepare in advance (for example if you are going out),
then store the cooled, boiled water sealed in the bottles and take them with you in baby's bag. When its feed time, try and heat the water (most cafe's or restaurants have bottle warmers or will provide you with a flask of hot water to stand the bottle in. Once warmed, you can mix in the formula and prepare the feed. Our handy formula dispensers allow you to pre-scoop your formula and store it inside your bottle ready to use.
Use hot water
Using water over 70°C ensures any bacteria in the formula milk is killed. The easiest way to get the right temperature is to boil the kettle and leave it to cool for around 20 to 30 minutes. Never pour boiling water into the bottles but equally don’t let the water sit in the kettle for longer than 30 minutes. Pour the amount of water according to the formula instructions into your bottle.