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Simple ideas are often the best
on 17 November 2009
I used to take a flask of hot water and a plastic measuring jug out and about to warm my babies milk. I was quite excited to think that someone must have done the same and then designed the idea as a product that is far easier to carry around. When I bought it I did wonder how long the water would stay hot for. There was no indication on the packaging and some flasks I know from experience barely keep water hot for more than a couple of hours. However, I took this flask out last week, filled it in the morning - just in case I couldn't get home in time for the next feed. I didn't need to use it, but when I came to empty it 6.1/2 hours later it was still hot, not too hot that I couldn't put my finger in, but hot enough to make me take my finger out within a few seconds. I used the water to sucessfully heat up a 4 oz feed from room temperature water taking only a two/three minutes. The water would have been too hot to use to make up a feed without having to cool it down a for baby to drink.
I can see that it is not as ideal for the fatter feed bottles but they do fit. I have one 9 oz wide neck Tommee Tippee bottle which does go in. It stops halfway down and you need to use the full flask of water to heat it up and allow it to float just enough that it does not stick to the sides so you can lift it out. Of course if you have the thinner bottles, I use the Avent bottles, these do sit on the bottom and you don't need to use as much water, leaving some left in the flask to heat up another bottle later.