Tuesday, October 26, 2010

How to prepare a toddlers milk

It is very important that you should maintain cleanliness in preparing your child’s milk to prevent him or her from getting ill. So here are some good and easy instructions of how to prepare a toddlers milk.

• Always wash hands and sterilise all utensils according to manufacturer’s instruction.

• Boil freshly run water and leave the kettle to cool for 30 minutes. Do not use artificial softened or repeatedly boiled water.
• Measure the required amount of water, always refer to feeding guide and put it into a sterilised beaker. Do not add powder to boiling water due to risk of scalding.

• Using the scoop provided, always make sure to level the powder without pressing it or heaping it.

• Add the correct number of scoops to the water, do not put too many or too little as this could be harmful to your child.

• Mix well and replace the lid of the beaker.

• Cool it under a running tap and check the temperature of the feed before giving it to your child.

• Always discard unfinished feeds after 2 hours for hygiene reasons.

Be aware that powdered milks are not sterile so failure to do such instructions may make your toddler ill.

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