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Old Jan 17th, 2016, 07:15 AM   1
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Sterilising bottles


How far in advance can you sterilise bottles, if at all? Will I have to wait until I'm home with her to sterilise the bottles? I'm hoping to breastfeed but have in the back of my mind that I might not be able to so would like to have the knowledge and the backup with bottles. Dummies as well, will I have to sterilise just before I go? I know LO might not need one but I'd like to have one ready just in case. Feels like a complete minefield. How long do bottles even stay sterilised for? What about night feeds? Will they be sterile all through the night, empty? Am
I even making sense? Haha. FTM sudden panic!

That's probably a really stupid question and it would probably say on my steriliser but it's in her wardrobe under loads of stuff, lazy!



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2016, 07:26 AM   2
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I won't be sterilising anything until I need it. Im also planning on bf but have bottles etc just incase it doesnt go as planned. Ive got everything out of boxes and ready but I don't think bottles etc stay steralised for long after so your best off waiting.

I just found this on Google
The equipment should be sterile after half an hour and can safely be left in the solution for up to*24 hours.*



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2016, 07:51 AM   3
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My electric sterliser keeps the sterile for 24 hours unopened once I open it put the bottles together and then there sterlise for 24 hours I just use them as and when I need them so yeh sterlise them on the day you need them and sterlise the dummy the day u need them to x



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2016, 08:08 AM   4
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My first was bottle fed, and I never sterilized anything. I always washed in really hot, soapy water rinsed in warm and let them air dry. The NICU nurses and his pediatrician said that was all I needed to do.



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Old Jan 17th, 2016, 10:04 AM   5
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I was planning on breastfeeding dd1, but she wouldn't latch at all, so ending up giving her a bottle in the hospital. I hadn't taken anything with me, but my hospital had bottles and formula. The bottles were kept in a tub of water with sterilsing stuff in.

This time I'm going more prepared! I've bought these

http://www.mothercare.com/SMA-First-...FYPnwgodgbMF-w

They're stupidly expensive, but are pre sterilised so you just screw the teat on and they're ready to use. At home I've got bottle, microwave steriliser and milk.

I used to sterilise dd's bottles before bed and then take them out and put them together and keep them till morning. I used to re sterilise any unused ones again in the morning.



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2016, 11:05 AM   6
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Thank you girls, that's a lot of help! Feel like it's something I should know but I couldn't get my head around it earlier!

Think I'll take the pre-made bottles of formula for hospital that are sold in the shops and use and sterilise the bottles as they're used at home. I've got the tommee tippee full steriliser set for at home and quite a few bottles so it shouldn't be a problem, just had a bit of a panic for half an hour . This might all be in vain as BFing might work!



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2016, 22:52 PM   7
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Im planning to breastfeedd but will sterilize a few bottles when i take them out the pack. But after that if i use them i will just wash in hot soapy water.
Thats what i did with my twins who were bottle fed. I believe it helped their immune systems and they are rarely sick. Saved a lot of time too



 
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