Bottlefeeding – Travel Tips


Travel Tips: Feeding Your Baby While on the Move

If Mum goes out with her baby she needs to keep the made-up bottle cold or make bottles up as she needs them.

Safefood and the HSE guidelines on feeding a baby when travelling are as follows:

Short journeys

Mum can travel with made-up bottles if the journey will be less than two hours in total and she can keep the feeds cold while traveling by using a cool bag.

Just before leaving home, remove the bottles from the back of the fridge and place them in an insulated cool bag with ice packs.

Longer journeys

When going on journeys of two hours or longer, or if Mum has no way of keeping made-up bottles cold, she can choose one of the options below.

Option 1 and 2 are the best options and are recommended for babies aged two months or less.

Option 1

Use cartons of liquid formula. These can be bought in local supermarkets or pharmacies. They do not need to kept in a fridge or heated up before feeding baby.

Option 2

Bring the powder on the journey and prepare a feed as normal using water that has been boiled once and then cooled for no longer than 30 minutes to >70°C.