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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicmama View Post
    I'm also curious who doesn't recommend it? I've used it in 2 hospitals in the last 13 months. I've googled and can't find anything
    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    I have used these before and they are great but I think what buttoneska means is hospitals no longer recommend bottles be sterilized. Having had a prem baby in nicu myself the recommendation for us was to wash in warm soapy water and rinse off in hot water. The idea behind it is to help build immunity because the world is becoming too sterile and sick because of it. At least that is what I was told.
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    Yeh sorry I haven't been around today. When my son was in nicu they told me not to use anything other then hot soapy water
    Hmm, that's interesting that some hospitals do use them but then others have said not to... Maybe it's a NICU specific recommendation? Just guessing based on the above posts.

    I just did a quick Google search for general recommendations - a WHO pdf (a few years old) and a Govt website (a few months old) both advise sterilisation.

    Not trying to dismiss your concerns, we just haven't come across any info that says sterilising is bad (put simply), and therefore we wouldn't have any issue supporting a company that sells sterilising equipment etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BH-community View Post
    Hmm, that's interesting that some hospitals do use them but then others have said not to... Maybe it's a NICU specific recommendation? Just guessing based on the above posts.

    I just did a quick Google search for general recommendations - a WHO pdf (a few years old) and a Govt website (a few months old) both advise sterilisation.

    Not trying to dismiss your concerns, we just haven't come across any info that says sterilising is bad (put simply), and therefore we wouldn't have any issue supporting a company that sells sterilising equipment etc.
    They were used on the antenatal ward, NICU & SCN. I know that some NICUs don't sterilise anymore, but others do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Mod] Degrassi View Post
    Do you just throw them into the toilet to dissolve in the water?
    Yeah I usually throw 2 in every now and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttoneska View Post
    Yeh sorry I haven't been around today. When my son was in nicu they told me not to use anything other then hot soapy water
    That doesn't mean these specifically, you need to be careful how you word statements like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by BH-community View Post
    Hmm, that's interesting that some hospitals do use them but then others have said not to... Maybe it's a NICU specific recommendation? Just guessing based on the above posts.

    I just did a quick Google search for general recommendations - a WHO pdf (a few years old) and a Govt website (a few months old) both advise sterilisation.

    Not trying to dismiss your concerns, we just haven't come across any info that says sterilising is bad (put simply), and therefore we wouldn't have any issue supporting a company that sells sterilising equipment etc.
    Yeah I think it's just a preference thing. They said the same thing when dd1(normal and term) was born almost 10 years ago but then still accommodated those that wanted to sterilize their bottles and dummies etc

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    I was told to sterilise everything when my DD was born and stayed in NICU.

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    Yep my daughter was in NICU and PICU and several hospital stays and we were told to sterilize.

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    How often is regularly? I sterilize about once every week - 10 days (to give the bottles a nice extra good clean) but not every day...if thats ok I'd like to try them, I could steralize more often whilst trialing them if need be?

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    I did think maybe it was an opinion-based thing across different hospitals/carers etc. Thanks for everyone's responses.

    Still need reviewers for whoever is interested!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    How often is regularly? I sterilize about once every week - 10 days (to give the bottles a nice extra good clean) but not every day...if thats ok I'd like to try them, I could steralize more often whilst trialing them if need be?
    Just saw your question, sorry! I guess regularly would be enough to get a good idea of a product over the course of 2 weeks.. so if you think you would sterilise often enough to form an opinion, then sure you can trial them!


 

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