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Old Dec 5th, 2010, 16:10 PM   11
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I got an NUK electric stand alone steriliser for about 25 from eBay brand new (olivers baby care) you can get microwave ones but be aware they are not as good at killing certain bugs, in particular thrush. Also most microwave sterilisers the wattages on the instructions don't match up with those typically found on uk microwave models, so can lead to under sterilising or overheating. Medela do microwave sterilising bags which in my experience work better, you get 3 bags and each can be used 20 times which is a lot, I still have one completely unused bag left from my youngest.



 
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Old Dec 5th, 2010, 16:16 PM   12
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Never used one with my DS. Won't use one this time around. Hot soapy water seems to do the trick.



 
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Old Dec 5th, 2010, 16:32 PM   13
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I got an NUK electric stand alone steriliser for about 25 from eBay brand new (olivers baby care) you can get microwave ones but be aware they are not as good at killing certain bugs, in particular thrush. Also most microwave sterilisers the wattages on the instructions don't match up with those typically found on uk microwave models, so can lead to under sterilising or overheating. Medela do microwave sterilising bags which in my experience work better, you get 3 bags and each can be used 20 times which is a lot, I still have one completely unused bag left from my youngest.
micro sterilizers dont kill thrush? should I buy something else instead? I got mine free with a set of bottles when I bought my nursery furniture.



 
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Old Dec 5th, 2010, 16:40 PM   14
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Hi

I bought a Tommee Tippee steriliser that was on offer in Asda with a TT breast pump. I'm planning on breastfeeding again, but will be expressing once I go back to work when Skippy is 9 months old and I may express now and again before then so hubby can feed baby or if I go out now and again.

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I got an NUK electric stand alone steriliser for about 25 from eBay brand new (olivers baby care) you can get microwave ones but be aware they are not as good at killing certain bugs, in particular thrush. Also most microwave sterilisers the wattages on the instructions don't match up with those typically found on uk microwave models, so can lead to under sterilising or overheating. Medela do microwave sterilising bags which in my experience work better, you get 3 bags and each can be used 20 times which is a lot, I still have one completely unused bag left from my youngest.
micro sterilizers dont kill thrush? should I buy something else instead? I got mine free with a set of bottles when I bought my nursery furniture.
That's what I was told by various midwives here. If you do get a thrush problem though you can just boil in a steel pan with plenty of water for 20 mins, it's not recommended to do this routinely though as it can damage bottles and teats. Also bear in mind most electric steriliser parts can't be done in a microwave. I think there's a big difference between advice here and in the US/can here advice is to sterilise until 1 year, washing in hot, soapy water or dishwashing will not kill thrush organisms, there have also been cases of LOs getting very very sick from unsterilised or improperly sterilised equipment, it's not a risk I'd personally take.



 
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Old Dec 5th, 2010, 17:19 PM   16
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I bought a microwave steriliser last time, I used it once. It never felt right to me to sterilise something in the microwave with all the radiation etc in it.. so if I had to sterilise I just boiled it in covered pot of boiling water, it was good enough. I have to admit I only done it for about 6 months then I bought the top rack dishwasher containers and it all went in there from 6 months onwards.

I would say you can get away with not using it.



 
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