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 Switching to milk - how does it work when out?

So we plan to switch our dude over to milk in a month but I'm completely lost about how it works when out and about. Am I just missing something?

We use powdered formula so when we go out we put water in the bottles and just add powder when he's ready for a bottle.

Milk must be refrigerated. What do you do???

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 16 Mar 2012 11:12 PM
 2 Sep 2005
 Edmonton, Alberta
dreamer21
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This is what we use. We've always used liquid concentrate formula, so I always had to pack this along. It even worked on a loooooong roadtrip to the mountains. It keeps the milk cold for quite a while.

http://well.ca/products/munchkin-cool-wrap-bottle-bag_33655.html

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 16 Mar 2012 11:15 PM
 15 Jul 2007
 Canada
mama loca
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Nope - no insulated pockets. The only thing I could think of was maybe keeping a cooler bag in the car? But clearly that's not the best solution when it's really hot. Maybe just stick to milk when at home or going short distances? He loves water so he'd probably happily drink water.

I honestly thought I was just being really clueless and missing something!

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 17 Mar 2012 12:01 AM
 8 Feb 2008
Mama_Leo
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I typically use water for any longer trips or if we're going out for lunch we'll order him milk and he'll have it with a meal. The recommendation is that kids drink 12-16 oz of milk once they are over a year.

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 17 Mar 2012 12:10 AM
 6 Feb 2006
 Calgary
fancy
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I bought a thermos and an insulated lunch bag with an ice pack. This worked for all of our outings. I just poured the milk into a bottle and it was always still cold. I found the luch bag kept the yogurt and fruit etc cold too.

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 17 Mar 2012 12:12 AM
 9 Dec 2008
 the place to grow
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Yeah they don't need too much milk as it is. I only give DD one sippy cup full a day - the rest is water (or boob - but that's just before bed)

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 17 Mar 2012 6:55 AM
 15 Jul 2010
Happiness
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Once they hit a year they don't 'need' milk in the same way. 2 cups a day with other dairy is sufficient. By 1 year I was just hauling a sippy cup of water and snacks around with us.

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 17 Mar 2012 8:51 AM
 8 Oct 2007
 Toronto
PeachyPie
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Most places sell milk so if you're going anywhere near a food place, you can probably just bring a bottle and buy milk there. Otherwise I'd just pack it along in the diaper bag.... unless it's really hot it should be fine for a few hours. Always was for Maddy.

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 17 Mar 2012 9:02 AM
 2 Apr 2004
 Mississauga - wedding in CB
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When we are out we just buy 2% milk. Not the best solution, but better than having to pack a cooler bag with homo milk.

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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
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