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Old May 5th, 2009, 04:35 AM   1
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Baby bottles - sterilising / white residue...


Hi mummies,

I am coming over here from 3rd tri.... I have just bought some baby bottles / teats etc (Philips Avent) and have sterilised them by boiling them in water for 5-10 mins (as it stated to do that in the booklet I got with it).

I dont know what has happened but I have taken them out the boiling water and the bottles have a white powdery residue on them.

Can I just rinse this off? Or is this a bad sign and I should get new bottles and start again?! (I hope not as I bought a starter packet with quite a few bottles etc).

Any advice welcome, thanks!!!!

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Old May 5th, 2009, 04:46 AM   2
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hmmmm not sure try giving them a good scrub, if thery're brand new they shouldnt have anything on them already. could there have been something in the pan already. i'd give them a good scrub and do them again, seems a waste of money to throw them hun.
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Old May 5th, 2009, 05:26 AM   3
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could be a residue from the water itself hun...as its evaporated its left salts and minerals behind that have stuck to the bottle..i rinse them with boiled water from the kettle and then sterilise them...im sure theyll be fine



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Old May 5th, 2009, 05:36 AM   4
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yep i agree its probably the residue from the boiled water itself, especially if you live in a hard water area, i would just sterilise them if you've brought a sterilise, like electric or cold water and they should be fine x



 
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Old May 5th, 2009, 08:13 AM   5
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I have the Avent bottles as well, and I get this from time to time. Our water is super hard here, so that's why. I stopped boiling them and got the Avent steam sterlizier and no more residue anymore.




 
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Old May 5th, 2009, 08:25 AM   6
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Ive got the Boots steam steriliser and my bottles have had the white powdery flecks on them after ive used it as well, i have wondered for a week what it was.

Thank you for clearing it up.

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Old May 5th, 2009, 09:39 AM   7
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maybe try getting one of those filter pitchers and just use filtered water to sterilize



 
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Old May 5th, 2009, 09:40 AM   8
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mineral deposits from the water. The way to get it off (well what I do) is wash as normal and boil in water and vinegar, takes the white residue right off. Than rewash and sterilize as normal



 
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Old May 5th, 2009, 09:48 AM   9
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Thanks alot everyone!!!

I have a stupid question, when you say to 'sterilise them again' - can I do this by boiling them again?

Or should I buy a steam steriliser?

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Old May 5th, 2009, 09:50 AM   10
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I've always boiled my bottles and that is how I sterilize them after the vinegar



 
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