sterilised bottles

Discussion in 'Baby Club' started by jenny82, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. jenny82

    jenny82 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    8,986
    Likes Received:
    0
    if you sterilise bottles, take them out of the steriliser and put them back together, how long do they stay sterilised for??
     
  2. sparkle_1979

    sparkle_1979 Mum to Ruby born Oct 2009

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    7,164
    Likes Received:
    0
    Good question and I'd like to know the answer. I usually leave mine no longer than 6 hrs, but not sure if thats too long x
     
  3. jenny82

    jenny82 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    8,986
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had left over bottles last night that I sterilised to take out with me today - but I guess this is leaving it too long now?
     
  4. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    16,804
    Likes Received:
    0
    I leave for about 12 hours in the fridge or about 8 on the side.
     
  5. faille

    faille Mummy & WTT

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    3,589
    Likes Received:
    0
    From what I understand and read, the bottles are fine to use for 24hrs as long as they've been 'put together' and the lid on properly as this makes them airtight. Steam sterilisers only keep them sterile for 'x' amount of time (mine is 6hrs) as they have holes in the lids and therefore air can get to the parts.
     
  6. Cheesepuff

    Cheesepuff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2008
    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have always assumed they would be sterile at least 24 hours, if they are sealed, bacteria cannot get into them...
     
  7. Jules

    Jules Mummy of 1 Girl & 1 Boy

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,801
    Likes Received:
    0
    I used to sterilize and put together about 3/4 at a time, so thats about 12 hours or so, do that on a morning and then a batch before bed for through the night.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice