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Old 10-12-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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Warming a baby's bottle

So, I've called DCL 3 times, and in typical DCL fashion, I've gotten 3 different answers regarding bottle warmers on board the ship.

"No, bottle warmers are not allowed. No, there are not bottle warmers on board the ship. No there are not coffee makers in the rooms." (If we had a coffee maker, we could just brew hot water and use a cup of hot water to warm the bottle - done it tons of times in hotels.)

"No, bottle warmers are not allowed. Yes, there are bottle warmers available on board the ship at guest services. Yes, there are coffee makers in the rooms."

"No, bottle warmers are not allowed. Yes, there are bottle warmers available on board the ship at guest services. No, there are not coffee makers in the rooms."

So, the only thing that was consistent was that bottle warmers are not allowed (and the DCL website said they're not allowed, so we're not bringing one).

I don't remember from our last cruise whether or not there was a coffee maker in our room because neither my husband nor I drink coffee and we didn't have a child last time we cruised. But now, we have a baby and will need a way to warm our baby's bottles.

So, are there bottle warmers at guest services?
If so, how many?
Are there coffee makers in the rooms (Dream)?
If there are bottle warmers and we're not one of the lucky few to get one from guest services, what have others done to warm bottles? We only need warm water at night, and we understand that we can request hot water from room service, but when the baby's ready to go to sleep, I'd rather not wait for room services.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:16 PM   #2
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Yes, there are bottle warmers on board. My sister got one from guest services in May on the Magic. I remember her having to clean it as she said it was a little dirty. No coffee makers in the cabin. I think there was a $50 deposit for it. She got the bottle warmer half way through the cruise as she didn't know they had them, before that, she was warming the bottle under the hot water in the sink in the bathroom.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:18 PM   #3
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They say that you can order a carafe of coffee from room service in the evening and it will still be hot the next morning. If so, then you could order a carafe of hot water ahead of time and it should stay hot until you are ready for it.
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So, I've called DCL 3 times, and in typical DCL fashion, I've gotten 3 different answers regarding bottle warmers on board the ship.

"No, bottle warmers are not allowed. No, there are not bottle warmers on board the ship. No there are not coffee makers in the rooms." (If we had a coffee maker, we could just brew hot water and use a cup of hot water to warm the bottle - done it tons of times in hotels.)

"No, bottle warmers are not allowed. Yes, there are bottle warmers available on board the ship at guest services. Yes, there are coffee makers in the rooms."

"No, bottle warmers are not allowed. Yes, there are bottle warmers available on board the ship at guest services. No, there are not coffee makers in the rooms."

So, the only thing that was consistent was that bottle warmers are not allowed (and the DCL website said they're not allowed, so we're not bringing one).

I don't remember from our last cruise whether or not there was a coffee maker in our room because neither my husband nor I drink coffee and we didn't have a child last time we cruised. But now, we have a baby and will need a way to warm our baby's bottles.

So, are there bottle warmers at guest services?
If so, how many?
Are there coffee makers in the rooms (Dream)?
If there are bottle warmers and we're not one of the lucky few to get one from guest services, what have others done to warm bottles? We only need warm water at night, and we understand that we can request hot water from room service, but when the baby's ready to go to sleep, I'd rather not wait for room services.
Yes, there are a limited number of bottle warmers at Guest Services. Don't have an actual number.

No coffeemakers in the rooms (unless MAYBE Concierge has them?)

If you can't wait for room service, you can get hot water at the drink station and bring it back to your room. I'd suggest bringing a thermal cup (large) along on the cruise to keep it warmer. I'll also point out that the hot water from the tap in the room is really hot (at least in my experience).
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Yes, there are a limited number of bottle warmers at Guest Services. Don't have an actual number.

No coffeemakers in the rooms (unless MAYBE Concierge has them?)

If you can't wait for room service, you can get hot water at the drink station and bring it back to your room. I'd suggest bringing a thermal cup (large) along on the cruise to keep it warmer. I'll also point out that the hot water from the tap in the room is really hot (at least in my experience).
This. I got it for tea several times. The drink station is open 24 hrs a day. Just got get it when you want it.
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:46 PM   #6
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Thank you for the responses. We will definitely use the hot water at the drink station at naptime and bedtime. But if she wakes up in the middle of the night, I doubt my husband wants to go to the drink station in his pj's. So in that situation, we'll either use the hot tap water or do the carafe thing. Thank you all!
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Thank you for the responses. We will definitely use the hot water at the drink station at naptime and bedtime. But if she wakes up in the middle of the night, I doubt my husband wants to go to the drink station in his pj's. So in that situation, we'll either use the hot tap water or do the carafe thing. Thank you all!
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When we cruised with my son on RC they were wonderful about warming his bottle. At dinner they would literally bring my son's bottle back to the table on a silver platter every night And this was on a not as kid friendly cruise so I would assume that Disney will do the same! We did get cups of hot water at the drink stations and put his bottle in a bowl of hot water during the day! On trips I even ran really hot water in the sink and just put the bottle under it! Try not to stress and just enjoy!!
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:21 PM   #9
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Warm milk helps put her to sleep better. She takes cold liquids during the day no problem (she's 15 months), but doesn't like cold milk one bit. We can't get her to drink it to save our lives! So in order to ensure that she's getting the amount of milk she needs, and to help her get a little sleepier before bedtime, we like to give her a bottle of warm milk before putting her down. It works for us. I know soon, we'll start phasing out the bottles completely, but I'd rather work on that AFTER our trip, not during or before.

So that leads me to my next question... can I bring a container of whole milk (unopened) onto the ship? Or, is there somewhere I can get whole milk (for free) whenever I need it? TIA :goodbibes
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Warm milk helps put her to sleep better. She takes cold liquids during the day no problem (she's 15 months), but doesn't like cold milk one bit. We can't get her to drink it to save our lives! So in order to ensure that she's getting the amount of milk she needs, and to help her get a little sleepier before bedtime, we like to give her a bottle of warm milk before putting her down. It works for us. I know soon, we'll start phasing out the bottles completely, but I'd rather work on that AFTER our trip, not during or before.

So that leads me to my next question... can I bring a container of whole milk (unopened) onto the ship? Or, is there somewhere I can get whole milk (for free) whenever I need it? TIA :goodbibes
Milk is included in the cruisefare. You can get cartons of it in the buffet, or out of the dispenser at the drink station.


Or order it in the MDRs, as well as from Room Service.
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Milk is included in the cruisefare. You can get cartons of it in the buffet, or out of the dispenser at the drink station.


Or order it in the MDRs, as well as from Room Service.
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We did the hot water in the sink thing, as well as the carafe of water thing... Bringing a large thermal cup would have been brilliant!
P.S. my five year old will still not drink cold milk unless its chocolate... It's his "thing" so, we still warm his milk...
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I agree with others, the hot tap in the bathroom should be plenty to warm the bottle in a pinch. I'd avoid the bottle warmer if at all possible to preserve space in the stateroom.

(FWIW, we learned our lesson with DD and warm bottles and having to find a heat source when we weren't at home. When DS came along he never got a warm bottle so he never learned to refuse cold or room temperature. It made a huge difference when travelling and never caused a sleep or comfort problem. He actually sleeps much better than his sister and has done since he was born.)

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We did the hot water in the sink thing, as well as the carafe of water thing... Bringing a large thermal cup would have been brilliant!
P.S. my five year old will still not drink cold milk unless its chocolate... It's his "thing" so, we still warm his milk...
I'm glad this didn't start a huge debate. I know giving a 15 month old bottles of warm milk to help her get ready for bed can be quite the area of debate. But I figure everyone's got their thing... some parents give their kids whatever foods they want, regardless of age, and don't make them try new foods; some parents let their 9 year olds ride in strollers at the parks (I know that's been a huge topic of debate on other sections of this forum). I figure everyone's got their battles that they choose to fight or not fight. I'm sure at some point, we'll have to tackle putting our daughter down without a bottle of warm milk... but a Disney cruise isn't the time or place that I want to approach that hurdle.
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I'm glad this didn't start a huge debate. I know giving a 15 month old bottles of warm milk to help her get ready for bed can be quite the area of debate. But I figure everyone's got their thing... some parents give their kids whatever foods they want, regardless of age, and don't make them try new foods; some parents let their 9 year olds ride in strollers at the parks (I know that's been a huge topic of debate on other sections of this forum). I figure everyone's got their battles that they choose to fight or not fight. I'm sure at some point, we'll have to tackle putting our daughter down without a bottle of warm milk... but a Disney cruise isn't the time or place that I want to approach that hurdle.
That's why I deleted my post I didn't want it to sound like I was questioning your parenting.
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