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Old 07-04-2007, 06:09 AM   #1
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sterilizing bottles???

Hi everyone,

Do you all sterilize your bottles after every use or do you just wash them? I think I read on a previous post that you don't have to sterilize them after each usage. I wash mine with a bottle brush and dish soap and then strilize them. Is this not necessary. Its really easy, I use the medela bags for sterilizing the breast pump, accessories and bottles and it only takes 3 min in the microwave but I was just wondering what everyone else does.

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Old 07-04-2007, 08:59 AM   #2
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Re: sterilizing bottles???

We have very hot water so I just get it as hot as I can and wash them. I've never sterilized them. I might of had I been able to breastfeed more but he goes through so many bottles a day I'd be boiling constantly. My ob/gyn was actually kidding around with my husband and me that he and his wife sterilized everything for their first but stopped for their second. I guess it's just experience.

 
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Old 07-04-2007, 04:15 PM   #3
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Re: sterilizing bottles???

i use drop in liners... its a lot easier
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Old 07-04-2007, 04:26 PM   #4
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Re: sterilizing bottles???

I would love to use the drop in liners but I use the Dr. Brown's bottles and I cant use them with the bottles. I love the bottles so I won't switch. My DD has never thrown up since I started using them.

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Old 07-04-2007, 06:44 PM   #5
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Re: sterilizing bottles???

I sterilize before first use and I sterilize everything ( bottles, paci's ) weekly. For everyday I just wash in really hot soapy water and give them a soak in really hot water after they are clean.

 
Old 07-06-2007, 03:27 AM   #6
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Re: sterilizing bottles???

i sterilise my bottles every time i use them, but they say once your baby reaches 6 months its ok to just wash them, thats what i did with dd and shes a happy healthy smart a** 3 yr old lol
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:21 AM   #7
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Re: sterilizing bottles???

I sterilized the first time I bought them and now I just wash them in hot soapy water with a brush.

 
Old 07-06-2007, 08:48 AM   #8
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Re: sterilizing bottles???

Ditto on the hot soapy water. I let the bottles soak in the hot water for a bit as well, then scrub them while rinsing with hot water.

 
Old 07-06-2007, 10:15 AM   #9
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Re: sterilizing bottles???

You should sterilise everything until your baby is at least 8 months old and their bottles until a year. Hot water doesn't kill all bacteria. Plus there is harmful bacteria in water thats why babies should only recieve cooled boiled water.

 
Old 07-06-2007, 06:55 PM   #10
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Re: sterilizing bottles???

hi

thanks for all of your replies. I am just going to keep sterilizing. it doesn't take that long and the medela sterilization microwave bags are awesome! Thanks again!

koukla

 
Old 07-10-2007, 02:05 PM   #11
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Re: sterilizing bottles???

I sterilize when first purchased, but soak them in hot soapy water and clean them with a brush. I also put them in the dishwasher once a week to be sure they are all "thoroughly" cleaned and then rinse them after they come out. Especially with the Dr. Brown bottles which have so many parts.

 
Old 07-10-2007, 05:25 PM   #12
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Re: sterilizing bottles???

Hey Koukla!

I wash mine in the dishwasher, mostly because of all the little parts on the Dr. Brown's. How is Elliana doing?

 
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