How to Make Baby Formula: 3 Steps

      How to Make Baby Formula: 3 Steps

      Learn how to make baby formula in three  steps, and mix your baby’s bottles with ease.

      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.

      It’s official, you now know how to make baby formula! Become even better at of formula feedings by learning about more ways to feed your baby and about safe formula storage.