How to warm small amounts of milk with milkymeter
When warming baby milk with milkymeter, the minimum line on milkymeter must be covered to ensure accurate temperature measurement. How much milk this is depends on the type and size of milk bottle used. Use a narrow bottle for smaller amounts of milk.
For the most accurate reading, the back side of your milkymeter should ideally be resting against the inside of baby's bottle before going in the microwave (see picture). The back of milkymeter is marked with the letters 'CE'.
When warming small amounts of milk, you get the most gentle warming if you place the bottle with milkymeter in one side of the turning plate in the microwave (not in the center) and a small glass of water in the other side while heating. Milkymeter of course in the milk bottle.
All you need to know about making baby formula
In the UK, the NHS advise to always make up the bottle fresh for every feed. They also advise that if this isn't possible, prepare the feed at home and cool it for at least one hour in the back of the fridge.
According to e.g., WHO, CDC and Danish health authorities, it is quite o.k. to make more than one bottle at a time if you cool them directly after making (in the fridge or in iced water) and store them in the fridge until use (max 24 hours). This means you can make bottles ready before you go to sleep, and heat them in seconds when baby wakes up hungry during the night. You can use the microwave for heating if you use milkymeter - and stops the microwave when milkymeter flashes green. This makes sure the temperature is right and dangerous hotspots are avoided. Stir or swirl the bottle to even out temperature. In this way, you do not have to wait for baby to wake up the rest of the family before bottle is ready.
Can milkymeter be used for anything else than breast milk and formula
milkymeter is designed for measuring temperature when you heat liquids to body temperature. This means you can use milkymeter with all kinds of liquids you heat to body temperature in the microwave. Besides milk this may be e.g., if you give your baby camomile tea, fennel tea or gruel.
We also use milkymeter for toddlers and older children when they want warm cocoa or warm milk. A toddler or older child normally like their milk a little warmer than a baby would, if this is the case, try to let milkymeter flash red once or twice before you stop the microwave and stir. This will give you a temperature of about 42-45 degrees.