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Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

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KAS
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Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

just wondering if I should keep a bottle sterilizer on my registry - is is really worth it?

Posted 3/14/06 8:39 PM
 
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monkeybride
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Re: Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

I've never used one.

Posted 3/14/06 8:53 PM
 

nrthshgrl
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Re: Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

I washed & boiled them every night. The sterilizer would have been handy once I was back to work & they were in daycare since every night I was washing bottles...

Posted 3/14/06 8:55 PM
 

-DonnaMarie-
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Re: Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

never used one, in fact stopped boiling bottles at about 2 weeks.
(except for the first use of a new bottle)

Posted 3/14/06 8:55 PM
 

CathyB

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Re: Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

I never used one. I boiled them before the first use, and then we wash them in the dishwasher, which my dr assured me gets hot enough that it sterlizes them.

Posted 3/14/06 9:01 PM
 

Samlove

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Re: Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

I use it because I dont want to run the dishwasher daily. It is just easier for me to wash the bottles and then steam them

Posted 3/14/06 9:30 PM
 

mommy2bella
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Re: Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

I still use it and Bella is 6 months old...it was so easy to throw the bottles in and press a button...especially when they eat like 10 times a day...

Posted 3/14/06 11:10 PM
 

Corinne
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Re: Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

i went out and bought one last week and use it every day and think its better than the dishwasher. my dh stained two of the bottles in the dishwasher with tomato sauce so i decided to clean it seperately. you can also fit the breast pump accessories in it too.

Posted 3/14/06 11:22 PM
 

monkeybride
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Re: Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

Posted by -DonnaMarie-

never used one, in fact stopped boiling bottles at about 2 weeks.
(except for the first use of a new bottle)



That's me.

Posted 3/14/06 11:23 PM
 

Corinne
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Re: Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

if you dont boil them how do you clean the bottles?

Posted 3/14/06 11:25 PM
 

monkeybride
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Re: Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

Posted by Corinne

if you dont boil them how do you clean the bottles?




In the sink with hot water and a bottle brush with soap. I've done that from the beginning. I boil everything from time to time but not very often.

Posted 3/14/06 11:37 PM
 

-DonnaMarie-
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Re: Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

Posted by monkeybride

Posted by Corinne

if you dont boil them how do you clean the bottles?




In the sink with hot water and a bottle brush with soap.



same here, with maybe once a month through the dishwasher, but mostly by hand.

Posted 3/15/06 1:21 AM
 

yankinmanc
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Re: Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

I use mine all the time, my dishwasher takes around an hour and the steraliser only takes 11 minutes. I would say its worth having

Posted 3/15/06 3:27 AM
 

MrsBumbleb
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Re: Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

I just bought one but still think it's easier to just clean and boil everything in a huge pot. The sterilizer can only hold so much. I think the other way is more time effective.Chat Icon

Posted 3/15/06 3:46 AM
 

MM2004
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Re: Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

I use my daily.

Posted 3/15/06 7:28 AM
 

bellarina
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Re: Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

I use my microwaveable sterilizer every morning. It takes only 4 minutes. When I run my dishwasher I put the bottles in there instead.

Posted 3/15/06 9:47 AM
 

jacardi
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Re: Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

I use my everyday, I think its so much easier and convienent

Posted 3/15/06 10:09 AM
 

dee7772
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Re: Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

I still use my and Jake is 16 months oldChat Icon

Posted 3/15/06 10:29 AM
 

jpsgirl
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Re: Sterilizer for bottles, etc. - is it necessary?

i am curious, why are people still sterilizing bottles at 12 and 16 months??? Is there any reason for this? I mean, aside from the first use of a new bottle?? I only sterilized mine for about the first 3 weeks, then I just wash them with hot soapy water and throw them in the dishwasher every other day or so.
I did use the avent microwave sterilizer at work to clean my pumping equipment though.

Posted 3/15/06 10:33 AM
 
 

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