+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    59
    Thanks
    65
    Thanked
    60
    Reviews
    1

    Default Bottle sterilisation

    I wash my baby's bottles in very hot soapy water, rinse, and then steam in the microwave. They either have a soapy smell, which makes water taste a bit funny, or they have a milk smell. I can't win. I've tried washing in just super hot water, but they still smell funny. Help!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    462
    Thanks
    32
    Thanked
    115
    Reviews
    4
    Wash in hot soapy water, rinse in hot water and then sterilise.
    We do that but use an electric steam steriliser to sterilise our bottles.


    Also if they smell look to replace the bottles- we don't have a smell issue but our bottles are glass.

  3. #3
    BH-KatiesMum's Avatar
    BH-KatiesMum is offline Community Manager
    Winner 2008 - The most optimistic poster
    Winner 2014 - Most Helpful Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    22,982
    Thanks
    5,667
    Thanked
    6,130
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator
    200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a week
    yeah I always washed, then rinsed, then micorwave ... never had a smell.

    if they still smell, I would look to get new bottles.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    443
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked
    152
    Reviews
    0
    I was told to always rinse in cold water first before washing in hot water. Seems to work for me.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,781
    Thanks
    504
    Thanked
    447
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Maybe try a different brand of washing up liquid? I find that earth's choice brand I can always taste on dishes, I now get eco store (can only get at woolies I think) and don't have a problem.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    588
    Thanks
    58
    Thanked
    349
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We were told at the hospital when I had DD to rinse, brush, rinse again then sterilise. I've always stuck to this and haven't had any problems. I replace bottles when the plastic starts to look a bit yuk.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    4,146
    Thanks
    3,482
    Thanked
    2,005
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    200 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Amber4304 View Post
    I was told to always rinse in cold water first before washing in hot water. Seems to work for me.
    This. Whenever DS finishes a bottle I rinse in cold water and never let the leftover milk sit in the bottle. Then warm soapy wash, Luke warm rinse and sterilise.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Vaccination akin to sterilisation
    By Atropos in forum Pro-Vaccination
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-01-2014, 16:05
  2. What's in the bottle?
    By SpecialPatrolGroup in forum General Chat
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 04-01-2014, 17:34

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Little Rugby NSWCatch, weave, chase, run, but most of all have FUN! Little Rugby runs a NSW network of fun, safe and non-contact footy ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›