Washing baby bottles?

Habiba - posted on 01/03/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )

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How are you guys washing baby bottles? Do you use regular dish soap? I feel like if i am using dish soap i have to sterelize the bottles each time after using the dish soap. What are you moms doing?

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Maria - posted on 01/03/2011

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I was our bottles with dish soap and then rinse them in really hot water. I don't know if it helps, but it makes me feel better!

Serenity - posted on 01/16/2011

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I use dishsoap and then toss them in my veggie steamer..works just as well as a bottle steamer but was cheaper and I can do all her suckies and toys in it too

Kaitlin - posted on 01/09/2011

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Before your first use...you boil the nipples for 5 minutes and wash the actual bottle in steaming hot water with dish soap...after that you can just wash them in really hot water...that's what I do...I also use Dawn dish soap.

Margaret - posted on 01/12/2011

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i use hot water and dishwash but there is a special sterlizing solution in tablet form that u can get from the supermarket. It is called Milton antibacterial tablets. comes in pack of 30 for under $10.00 nz

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Aroha - posted on 01/16/2011

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I was wish hot soapy water and then soak it in milton for about 15 minutes, then rinse under cold water and sit to air dry.

Princess - posted on 01/15/2011

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I wish bottles with dish washing liquid and then i boil them. That keeps my baby girl germ free.

Habiba - posted on 01/12/2011

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thankn you all!!! i have been washing them in soap and sterelizing after each use.. and yes its a big peace of mind to do that.

Elisha - posted on 01/11/2011

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Any soap is fine, and it doesn't matter how you wash them you HAVE to sterilize them ! It's safer for the baby.

Robin - posted on 01/11/2011

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I put the bottles and nipples into a bowl of hot soapy water (I only use a drop of dish soap because I don't want the nipples to absorb the fragrance) but I DON'T SOAK THEM IN THE SOAPY WATER. My son was rejecting his bottle I think it was because they tasted like cucumber melon fragrance from the soap. It was sad. Now I just sit the bottles/nipples in the soapy water enough to be able to clean them with a brush... then rinse them with cold tap water and then immediately transfer them into a bowl of hot clean tap water for soaking for at least a half hour. Then dry.

I boil all the bottles/nipples before first use and then on a weekly basis I boil just the nipples as the directions for the bottles suggest to do so. That is all. Pretty easy!

Mpho - posted on 01/10/2011

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I had my baby before I wrote my final exams so I decided not to BF. On my education before I left the hospital they told me that I need to wash the bottles with sunlight and sterilise them everytime after use to prevent the baby from getting sick. and that is what I do everytime it has became a second nature to me.

Rebecca - posted on 01/10/2011

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I have always wshed my bottles in hot soapy water then sterilised by boiling them for 5 mins, I have been told if u dont sterilise your bottles after each use baby can get sick or develops a rash on the mouth

Loni - posted on 01/08/2011

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When I get done with a bottle I rinse it out and soak it in hot water with dish soap. Then I put it in the dishwasher

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i wash them in hot hot water and regular dishsoap, using a bottle brush, and then rinse them in hot water (as hot as my fingers can handle it lol). i only boil the nipples when theyre new (before the first use), and when my son had thrush when he was newborn i boiled them after each use, but now i dont. just really hot water.

Amy - posted on 01/04/2011

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I use regular soap, although we use a natural soap (I can't remember the brand).

I put a small drop in each bottle, use the brush then rinse well. When I'm at work I clean my pump stuff just by rinsing.

I have never sterilized any baby bottles except before the first use, then about every 6 months I'll boil them. I also boiled them before we had our second child as well.

From what I've heard unless your child is a preme or needs the extra step MOST babies do not need to have there bottles sterilized on a regular basis.

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I wash them in dish soap, rinse in hot water and then sterilise all the baby bottles.. just in case! :o)

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