Most parents learn how to make baby formula at some point. Fortunately, it can be pretty simple. Prepping your baby’s bottle will become second nature in no time.
1. Wash your hands
The first step to making baby formula is to wash those hands! Always. Make sure you do it thoroughly with soap and water. You want to avoid any unwanted germs when it comes to making your baby’s formula.
2. Measure water into bottle, add formula powder
The precise ratio of powder to water varies from formula to formula. Ask your doctor which formula’s best for you and follow the directions on the package. Also ask about using cooled, boiled water for mixing and boiled clean utensils, bottles, and nipples before feeding.
3. Tighten cap and shake
Mix well, then place a drop on the inside of your wrist to check the temperature. The liquid shouldn’t feel warm or cool—room temperature is perfect. Then it’s ready to serve.