New to Nursery
Jun 1, 2010 3:20PM
Wondering if someone could tell me how do nurseries manage bottle feeding babies???
Would I need to send a bottle and formula in with him or do they use their own??
What else would I need to send in with him??
Jun 1, 2010 8:29AM
I believe it varies from nursery to nursery. The one we went to see the other day said to take in made up formula for their fridge and I think we had to provide nappies.
But each place will have different procedures so you'll have to check with the ones you're considering.
Jun 1, 2010 8:33AM
My LO attends nursery one day a week. They have a bottle there for him that they sterilize. He only has one feed a day there (we do the morning and evening feed) so we just take in one carton of formula when we drop him off. We also give the nursey a supply of nappies and wipes - usually enough for about a month.
Jun 1, 2010 8:39AM
To be clear - we provided the bottle.
We also leave a couple of spare changes of clothes, teething gel, suncream etc. It all stays in his 'box'.
Jun 1, 2010 11:42AM
ah brilliant, thanks guys.
Visiting one tomorrow so will find out.
Jun 1, 2010 12:24PM
At my dd's nursery (shes 20 months so doesn't have bottles but...) they supply all meals and snacks and drinks but things like formulas, nappys, wipes, bum cream/sun creams etc have to be brought in. She also has her own beaker there that stays there so i would of thought you would probably give them a bottle to keep.
Jun 1, 2010 3:20PM
It really does vary from nursery to nursery. The one we use for DS1 & will be using for DS2 when he's older provides everything except change of clothes. Each child has their own bottle & nursery make up the feeds, then wash & sterilise so ready for next feed.
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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