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13/07/2014 at 21:41
Just wondering how you found them and approx how long the solution/tablets take to sterilise?
We had a steam steriliser with my other 2 which I gave away last year which I always found to be fine but noticed the cold water ones today and just wondered if they were any good?
13/07/2014 at 21:49
I was told in hospital to sterilise for 20 mins x
13/07/2014 at 21:56
Oh is that all! For some reason I thought it would be hours.
Thank you x
13/07/2014 at 22:01
The NHS website says 30 mins www.nhs.uk/.../sterilising-bottles.aspx x
13/07/2014 at 22:10
We used bowl/box of water and milton tablets when away (for the odd expressed bottle) and it's fine, best thing was you can put several things in and just take out what you need when you need with out re steralising everything
14/07/2014 at 22:23
We used a box and milton tablets and found it much less hassle than the steam one we had as you could take things out as you needed them without having to steriluse everything again. Think you just have to change it every 24 hours.
15/07/2014 at 06:23
Think Milton tablets just say 15 mins. Only thing is it turns the teats white.
15/07/2014 at 08:50
We have a steam steriliser but used Milton tablets (and just the tub that came with a breast pump) when away from home as it was a lot less bits to carry around. You have to replace the water every 24hr, I really don't like the smell which is why we don't use it at home.
15/07/2014 at 09:13
I have a Milton tank on the neonatal unit and it's 30 minutes before they are sterile again. I'm getting one for home as I'm forever sterilising my pumps in the electric one.
With Milton, the extras can just stay in fluid until needed whereas I'm not sure how long they stay sterile in an electric one once you've opened it up? So I sterilise before every expressing session at home.
15/07/2014 at 09:36
We use milton. I'm mostly BFing but on the odd occasion we give a bottle it's great, and we use it every day to sterilise other bits and pieces, you can shove it all in there. Obviously a slightly different angle as not bottle feeding so haven't had it from that experience but for what we wanted it for, it works brilliantly. (Am I a bit of a weirdo? I quite like the smell!!)
15/07/2014 at 09:37
Also I'm sure it says 15 mins until sterile on the milton tablets.... hope so else I've been doing it wrong for the past 5 months :/
15/07/2014 at 13:38
Thanks ladies, that's really helpful. I think we may give it a try as our steam steriliser was so bulky and took up so much room last time!
16/07/2014 at 06:33
Are you bottle feeding? If so what about the mam bottles as you can sterilise the bottles on their own in the microwave?
16/07/2014 at 07:57
Oh yes the teats go white with a rubbery type coating on them which I hated. Same with dummies, nipple shields and if I left my expressing parts in too long.
16/07/2014 at 09:56
I'm hoping to bf but I never got passed a few days with O and R so just thinking ahead. We don't have a microwave - hardly used it so got rid of it.
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