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Confused About Milton Cold Water Sterilising Tablets

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user1466087382 Tue 11-Oct-16 20:20:31

Hi All,

What do you know about Milton Cold Water Sterilising Tablets? I bought some as thought it would be easier than other methods.

On the side of the packet it has warnings like:
- Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area - may cause respiratory irritation
- Toxic to aquatic life
- Keep out of reach of children
- Avoid release to the environment
- Contact with acids liberates toxic gas
- Take care not to splash the solution as it will discolour fabrics an clothing.

So, what I'm thinking is how on earth can this be safe for babies? It also says "no need to rinse" after removing the items from the sterilising solotion. (?!!)

SpeakNoWords Wed 12-Oct-16 10:58:33

Maybe these FAQS on the Milton website might help?

Sunny88888 Fri 14-Oct-16 11:52:14

Thank you, yes it mentions the sterilising solution is mostly small amounts of chlorine. Was just wondering if other people still used it. I guess they must do, otherwise it wouldn't still be on sale!

Tootsiepops Fri 14-Oct-16 12:01:35

I have a cold water steriliser and I actually find it much easier and simpler to use than my electric one.

You can put 6 bottles in my electric steriliser, but technically, as soon as you lift the lid, the five bottles you're not using are no longer sterile. I don't think this matters so much once the baby is a bit older, but with my newborn, it used to stress me out a bit.

Far prefer cold water - pop the bits and pieces in, only take out what you need, and the solution is good for 24 hours.

I was re-admitted to hospital a couple of weeks after my baby was born (she and husband were allowed to stay with me), and it was a cold water steriliser they gave us to use.

Personally, I wouldn't bother with an electric one again if we had another baby.

mouldycheesefan Fri 14-Oct-16 12:05:14

I used cold water steriliser. As pp said, you can leave the bottles in there as long as you change the water and pop a new tablet in every 24 hours. Very convent and if going on holiday just take the tablets.
Use tongs to get the bottles put, or wear rubber gloves, as it kills your skin!

Lucked Fri 14-Oct-16 12:09:12

It's okay to lift the lid and put away baby bottles from any sort of steriliser unless you live in some rodent infested hovel. If there is something in the air your baby would be breathing it in anyway.

I like the smell of milton, compared to the bleach I use in the bathroom the smell is very mild and you can lift teats and dummy's straight from the Milton without having to rinse so very mild at the correct strength.

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