Extra pacifiers, an extra shirt for you in case you leak breast milk and a change of clothes for your baby are also useful. Bring a baby blanket not only to keep your baby warm but also for privacy when breastfeeding. A bottle of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes to use on a changing surface are handy as well.
How do you keep a bottle cold in a diaper bag?
Put a sealed bag of ice, or a small ice pack underneath the sippy cup in your diaper bag cup holder. This is a great way to keep the milk cold on the go, like when you are out running errands and know your little one will need to hydrate.
How do you keep formula warm when traveling?
Put some freshly boiled, slightly cooled water in a good-quality vacuum flask, which will keep it warm for about four hours. Pre-measure the correct amount of formula powder for each feed. You can buy formula containers for storing the pre-measured formula powder, or you can use clean, lidded containers.
How do you carry a bottle in a diaper bag?
Use a hard plastic bottle, preferably with a screw cap, to hold the milk. You do not want the breast milk to spill out of your diaper bag and onto the rest of the bag’s contents. Formula bottle bags and regular plastic-storage bags leak milk easily. Place the breast milk in a heavy-duty bag instead.
Can babies drink cold breast milk?
While breastfed babies will get their breast milk from the breast at body temperature, babies who are formula-fed or are taking a bottle of breast milk can drink the contents slightly warmed, at room temperature, or even cold straight from the fridge.
Does warm formula help with gas?
The more shaking and blending involved, the more air bubbles get into the mix, which can then be swallowed by your baby and result in gas. Try using warm (but not too hot) water compared to cold or room temperature water. This helps the formula dissolve more effectively, thus eliminating bubbles from tons of shaking.