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Bottle sterilizer Stan Smith 2 kids; Langley Falls, VA, United States 4391 posts
3rd Jul

To sterilize bottles with my son, I used the top rack of the dishwasher and ran it with nothing but the bottles and pieces. This time around, we live in a different house with no dishwasher. I thought about investing in a bottle sterilizer, because I'm all about convenience and would rather not boil them if I don't have to BUT, the only ones I see look like they're specifically made for certain brands of bottles, like Dr. Browns or whatever, but I don't have those brands, and the brand I do have doesn't look like it makes a bottle sterilizer. So my question is, can you use any sterilizer for any bottle? Or are they specifically tailor made for the same brand? Am I even making sense?

TIA.

StinkBug 1 child; London, UK, United Kingdom 6042 posts
status 3rd Jul

I use a tommee tippee steriliser and use avent bottles in it too :)

GetItGirl 2 kids; Virginia 1970 posts
3rd Jul

i just bought a generic one from target, but i only used it until she was maybe 2 months and then i just hand washed them and occasionally boiled them, probably once every week or 2

Lydiearr 2 kids; Brisbane, Australia 3043 posts
3rd Jul

I bought a bottle steriliser with DD1, I don't think it was any certain brand. It has inserts for much thinner bottles than the Avent ones we had. I still put them on the bottle rack thing in it, and it worked fine lol.

The Bone Lady™ Southeastern, WI, United States 9499 posts
3rd Jul

...People actually sterilize?  Embarassed38

GetItGirl 2 kids; Virginia 1970 posts
3rd Jul

Quoting DizzieLizzie:
...People actually sterilize?  Embarassed38


lol it didnt last long.
i ended up just using my boobs more, and i only cleaned them once daily

Lydiearr 2 kids; Brisbane, Australia 3043 posts
3rd Jul

Quoting DizzieLizzie:
...People actually sterilize?  Embarassed38


Lol... with being onto my second child now I think exactly the same thing. I was SO adamant about sterilising with DD1, but I only sterilise if I HAVE to now haha.

The Bone Lady™ Southeastern, WI, United States 9499 posts
3rd Jul

I never sterilized.  I just rinsed them out before I used them for the first time.

Jackie+2 2 kids; Florida 1463 posts
3rd Jul

I had a munchkin brand one that I sterilized all of my bottles in. dr browns, avent. Didn't matter. 

Bentley's Mommy <3 1 child; 1 angel baby; Buffalo, NY, United States 1313 posts
3rd Jul

Once or twice a day i use these steamer bags  by medela called quick clean. You just pop it in the microwave for a minute. they're cheap. Like a dollar a piece & you can use them almost 30 times a piece.

Stan Smith 2 kids; Langley Falls, VA, United States 4391 posts
3rd Jul

Quoting DizzieLizzie:
...People actually sterilize?  Embarassed38



I do, I'm kind of a phobe, lol. I think I stopped around 6 or 7 months with my son.

Is just soap and hot water good enough? Because that would save serious money and time, I'm just kind of paranoid hahaha.

Stan Smith 2 kids; Langley Falls, VA, United States 4391 posts
3rd Jul

Quoting Bentley's Mommy <3:
Once or twice a day i use these steamer bags  by medela called quick clean. You just pop it in the microwave for a minute. they're cheap. Like a dollar a piece & you can use them almost 30 times a piece.



I've seriously never heard of this. That sounds awesome! I'll check that out.

The Bone Lady™ Southeastern, WI, United States 9499 posts
3rd Jul

Quoting Stan Smith:


I do, I'm kind of a phobe, lol. I think I stopped around 6 or 7 months with my son.

Is just soap and hot water good enough? Because that would save serious money and time, I'm just kind of paranoid hahaha.



I would assume so.  That's all you use to clean what you eat off of so...?


I never had a problem with my kids getting sick or anything else because I didn't sterilize.

Bentley's Mommy <3 1 child; 1 angel baby; Buffalo, NY, United States 1313 posts
3rd Jul

Quoting Stan Smith:


I've seriously never heard of this. That sounds awesome! I'll check that out.


                           
i think they come in 5pks, but i just bought individualo nes to tryt hem out.
You can fit all the pump parts or 2 8oz bottles in at a time.
Super easy (:

Stan Smith 2 kids; Langley Falls, VA, United States 4391 posts
3rd Jul

Quoting DizzieLizzie:


I would assume so.  That's all you use to clean what you eat off of so...?


I never had a problem with my kids getting sick or anything else because I didn't sterilize.



Well damn. I feel like I should've known this D: If I can just do that, then I'd really just rather. Saves time and money.