what is the most effective way to sterilize your baby's feeding bottles?

Philippines
September 25, 2007 7:44am CST
i was just wondering if is it it just enough to wash your baby's feeding bottle with dish washing soap and boiling it in plain water or is there any other way of more effectively sterilizing your baby's feeding bottle? i ask this because with so many diseases coming out i am not sure if my way of cleaning my baby's feeding bottle is really effective or there are much more effective ways of cleaning and sterilizing them. do you have a baby? if you do, do you know any more effective ways of cleaning and sterilizing your baby's feeding bottle?
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8 responses
@Akeela (2079)
• Trinidad And Tobago
25 Sep 07
I believe in boiling it in plain water because heat kill germs and for the tablets and gadgets what are the ingredients for those methods is it cancerous because every thing is now in the long run.
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• Philippines
2 Oct 07
i guess you're right. boiling is still the safest option since using tablets and other stuff may be harmful to our body. ('.')
@usmcsgtwife (4997)
• United States
26 Sep 07
I would have to say dishwasher, and if you don;t have one then hot soapy water and boil the nipples
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• Philippines
2 Oct 07
yes i do boil the nipples since i do not have a dishwasher or a sterilizer, i just boil them. thanks for the tip. ('.')
@elemental69 (1562)
• Ireland
26 Sep 07
I always used a milton sterilizer until my kids were a year old. Now I just wash them in hot water and dish washing liquid and put them in the dishwasher with the rest of the dishes. They get sterilized in that just as good as if they were in a sterlizer.
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• Philippines
2 Oct 07
i do not have a sterilizer but based on the majority's tips, boiling will do the same thing a sterilizer does. thanks for the tip though. ('.')
@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
26 Sep 07
I have a bottle's sterilizer for my baby's bottles. It is very easy, just put the bottle inside, add a little water and turn it on. But when I go to other place, what I do is just by boiling the bottles after washing them clean.
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
boiling is what i do. i do not have a bottle sterilizer. anyway, majority also approves of boiling it in water. thanks for the tip though. ('.')
@itkasp (266)
• Australia
26 Sep 07
For all my baby feeding things, I use electric sterilizer for sterilizing. I wash with hot soapy water then sterilize for 8 mins. By using sterilizer, I make sure it is thoroughly clean and sterilize.
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
unfortunately, i do not have an electric sterilizer. since majority said boiling it for a few minutes would do, i'll just probably opt for that. anyway, it can also do the task an electric sterilizer can do. thanks for the tip though. ('.')
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
26 Sep 07
washing it with dish soap and make sure you wash the soap thoroughly. for me the effective way to do it is when you see the water boiling already put the fire into low and let the water boil for another 10 minutes. that is in low fire already just to make sure that all the diseases we also get on water can be killed, and you dont have to worry that your child might get it. and of course before i forget wash your hands too before preparing your child formula, you may have clean bottles but diseases can also be spread out from your hands.
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• Philippines
2 Oct 07
yup! definitely wash hands before preparing baby's formula. it would be useless boiling and sterilizing them if you handle their feeding bottle and preparing their formula with filthy hands. ('.')
• Philippines
25 Sep 07
boiling is the best, and the most effective way of sterilizing the feeding bottle for me.... i also use filtered water in washing the bottle, that way, i'm sure that's it is really clean even before i boil it...
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• Philippines
2 Oct 07
yes. majority says that boiling is still the best. ('.')
• United States
25 Sep 07
The best way to sterilize baby bottles is in a dishwasher with heat dry, but if you don't have a dishwasher, then wash the baby bottles in hot water with dish soap, then boil a pot of water and insert bottles in the boiled water cover and let them steam in the water. I have 7 children, I of course nursed them, but when I needed to bottle feed I sterilized the bottles in the pot of water, because I didn't have a dishwasher, and I never had problems at all.
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• Philippines
2 Oct 07
i guess i'll just have to stick to boiled water since i do not have a dishwasher. you know, for a mom of 7 children you look great...i mean how did you do it? how were you able to maintain looking great despite the difficulty of raising 7 children. i couldn't imagine myself being able to cope up with 7 children. i only have a 1 1/2-year old son but i sometimes have a hard time doing the chores necessary in taking care of him plus some other task in the household and family.