Whether it’s starting to cool down where you are or temperatures are still soaring, we all know it’s important to keep formula and blended meals at the correct temperature when away from home. From errands on a hot summer day to a week-long camping trip, here are some well-reviewed products to keep your feeding tube food from spoiling!*
If you’re just running out for a few hours, a lunch-boxed sized cooler should do the trick. Look for one that is insulated and has storage for other supplies, like syringes and extension sets. Two popular options are the L.L. Bean Lunch Box, which comes in lots of fun colors, and the Coleman 9-Can Soft-Cooler, which has a hard plastic liner and an adjustable shoulder strap.
If you’re headed to the beach or on a day-long adventure, consider a soft cooler. Typically a little easier to tote around than a hard cooler, there should be extra room to store food and beverages for the whole crew! The AO Coolers Canvas Soft Cooler with High-Density Insulation boasts the ability to hold ice for 24 hours. It also comes in various sizes. The Polar Bear Coolers 12 Pack Soft Side Cooler is another popular option that looks more like a small duffle bag than a cooler.
Going on a longer trip without access to a fridge? A large, hard cooler is probably your best bet. Made in the USA, the Coleman 70 Quart Xtreme Marine Cooler claims to keep ice for 5 days in temperatures up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re looking for easy transport, the Igloo Maxcold Ultra Roller Cooler comes in three different sizes, all with wheels!
Looking to keep blended food and formula cold, but not interested in a cooler? An insulated canteen could do the trick! Available in several colors and sizes, the Corkcicle Canteen is triple insulated, keeping liquid cold for up to 25 hours. Similarly, the Yeti Rambler Bottles (available in three sizes) is double-wall vacuum insulated. Not only will it keep liquids cold for hours, it is both leak-proof and easy to clean. Both options are sweat-proof and are small enough to fit in a tote bag, large purse or backpack.
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*Halyard does not endorse any claims made by these product manufacturers. Please use your best judgement when determining whether or not liquids have been stored at the proper temperature and whether or not they should be consumed. It is not recommended to consume formula or blended food that has been at room temperature for longer than 2 hours.