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The best way to keep a baby's hands warm are to make sure his core is warm. That goes for day or night. You are on the right track with the sleep sack. I would suggest a wool sleep sack. I've used one for all my kids and they are the best for keeping young babies warm before they are big enough to enjoy a warm blanket safely. But, I've also used cotton ...


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Noah & woliveirajr are both correct that there is some risk of reducing nutritional value, I'm sure. I will offer as counter point my home study (sample size=2) of children who were bottle-fed formula almost exclusively as infants; formula which was on occasion reheated in the microwave. They are now 12 and 9, healthy, and not malnourished. They ...


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Depending on the formula that you're using, they might have some probiotics in their composition. For example, Nestlé. Probiotics have small tolerance to high temperatures, so preparing the formula (or heating it after it was prepared) above some temperature might kill those probiotics, reducing the nutritional value of the formula. For example, this ...


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There is no inherent risk for even a newborn just from being outside, compared to being in a building, so yes, it is ok. As a matter of fact, exposing a small child to diverse environments (within reason) probably stimulates a healthy development. That said, if there are specific risks associated with being outside, you should be aware of them and take ...


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Formula can be stored in the fridge for a short period of time, just as any other milk product; the general recommendation is to store it no longer than 24 hours, so that seems longer than the timeframe you are describing (I assume you will make it in the morning, say, and then use it throughout the day). Some references for that timeframe are kidshealth, ...


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My daughters loved to be in the nude when they were babies. They giggled and wiggled like crazy and it was delightful to look at them. When it comes to temperature, follow your instinct. Put your baby always on a blanket, because objects on the grass can vary from flowers to dog poop or broken glass. I would say, choose a really warm day, one of these ...


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We microwave our infants formula all the time, it's all we use to heat the formula. We always swirl and double-check the temp before feeding. I disagree with the losing nutritional value statement. I don't think that warming milk to 20 degrees celcius is considered "cooking" to anyone. There is a fine line in microwaving time to go from feeding temperature ...


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Sterilization using solely water or steam would indeed take more than five minutes. Steam that is just at 100°C would take close to an hour and a half to completely sterilize the vessels - and a better process is to repeat it several times (Tyndallization, referenced in that article as well). However, you're not just using steam here; you're also washing ...


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The skin area-to-weight ratio is highest for newborns and decreseas as children grow. They lose heat faster than we do, but they also absorb external heat faster. Therefore, when the temperature's relatively high ~25C but the sun is shining brightly it may be OK to leave the baby to play naked. However, the same ~25C in shade may be much too cold for an ...


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It's certainly not illegal, it's just ill-advised. When it comes to your child's safety, is it really worth taking the risk? I believe a better statement would be "During the heating or feeding process, no single part of the bottle or food should ever be hotter than what you would give to your infant". Swirling the formula around to distribute the heat is ...


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I don't think you need to worry. Your baby's circulation will still be fine at that temperature, as long as his core is warm. If his chest is warm, and his feet are warm, it really doesn't matter if his hands are a bit cold.


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The following, taken together, can help indicate overheating. None of these alone fully diagnose overheating, but taken together they can suggest whether you should take further action or not. Signs of overheating in infants: Sweating, which can be felt as dampness around the neck or head Red face or rash on face Rapid breathing Feels warm to the touch (...


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We never did this at all and our kids have always gone to bed quite well so I'd say you can stop whenever you wish. Actually, if we assume that they enjoy the sensation then the sooner you stop, the shorter the period of resistance/unhappiness at the change will be.


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My wife and I went through this with our first child. Digging through the internet searching for the perfect "hard-and-fast" answer. We took a different approach with our son (now 7 months). Just take a common sense approach. Smell it. It's milk after all. If it smells bad... it is.


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If the baby is old enough to be toddling around and there is a warm breeze, mid 70's Fahrenheit. Infant, upper 70's, shade, warm breeze. I would always keep a receiving or other light blanket around. If the baby has goose bumps, put a t-shirt or onesie on the child unless they appear to be just a random thing.


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I don't know what your taps are like, but replacing them with thermostatic ones is normally not that expensive and you'll have years of benefits from them. They are the way to make your taps safer, so I would really consider saving up for at least the bath/shower tap. The ones available in the Netherlands (and presumably all over the world) have a button-...


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The World Health Organization has created a handy pamphlet with fairly detailed instructions for preparing, storing and re-warming formula in care settings. There is no upper limit to the temperature when mixing the formula, but the water should be cool enough not to burn you. Boiling the water kills bacteria in the water, and a temperature of at least 70C ...


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I could not find any research-based recommendations for children of this age group. But I can answer a part of your question. At least one source is not consistent with your hypothesis that the ideal bath temperature would decrease as the baby grows. For a broad age group (including adults and not restricted to children) it is actually higher (40-42.5°C, see ...


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While I am not familiar with this specific claim, there is a difference between best practices and what works. In general, what works is enough to get by but there can be risks and difficulties that are all but guaranteed to come up. Most times there are ways to avoid these risks and difficulties by adhering to certain "above and beyond" guidelines. The ...


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There are a number of factors that contribute to your ultimate decision to keep or dispose of the milk, but an hour or two on the counter at room temperature will not by itself spoil the milk or make it dangerous or harmful to your baby. There are a number of components in breast milk that inhibit pathogenic activity. La Leche League International gives ...


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Actually that's not the general recommendation for breastmilk. Breastmilk has special properties that prevent it from going bad right away. It can be out for a while before going bad. However, since you won't be using all 15 feedings right away, I'd suggest popping them all into the freezer as the freezer will halt bacteria growth while the refrigerator ...


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If you can't limit the temperature at the boiler, then one option that you can investigate is having a thermostatic compensating valve installed where the hot water outlets the boiler to feed the house. This will require a plumber to install as it requires having a cold water line routed to mix with the hot - but that way all of the water throughout the ...


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I have the same issue and with the putting in mouth so my little hack is I get thick socks that are not tight and put those over my baby hands once they are asleep to keep them warm.☺


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I would occasionally microwave a bit of formula, especially to take the chill off if we had placed an unused portion in the fridge. (Yes, I will admit that publically... especially since I don't think my wife is on this forum... but I digress.) One accommodation I made was this: I placed the bottle in a larger container, like a Pyrex measuring cup. I ...


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My research has leveled the temp at (16-20 degrees CELSIUS or 62.6-68 Fahrenheit) for "babies" (Visit http://www.babycentre.co.uk/x1050952/whats-the-safest-temperature-for-my-babys-room) The sites all inform me, against my concerns, that an infant's room should be kept cooler (about a degree) as they are hotter. VERY, VERY import on this topic is SIDS! All ...


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