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Can I sterilize bottles in advance and leave them?

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Kokeshi123 Tue 21-May-19 13:46:46

I need to leave my 6mo with MIL for about 6 hours, so will need to allow for a couple of bottle feeds. Baby is basically breastfed but will take formula from a bottle. I want things to be easy for MIL.

Can I sterilize the bottles in advance and leave them in the fridge with the bottle caps in place, and then MIL will take them out and pour in ready-to-feed liquid formula from the tin?

Sorry if this is a stupid question. Baby usually gets one bottle a day at bedtime so I'm unsure about the more complicated logistical factors associated with making up bottle feeds.

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Jinglejanglefish Tue 21-May-19 13:47:53

Yes, with lid on and cap they are fine for 24 hours.

roundligament Tue 21-May-19 13:47:54

Sterilise them and leave them on the side with lids on
I didn't know this until my son was a few months old despite always bottle feeding him
They are sterile for 24 hours once you have sterilised them if you put lids and caps on them x

Kokeshi123 Tue 21-May-19 13:48:52

Brilliant! Thank you very much. This is what I will do, then.

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rochefrex Tue 21-May-19 13:50:08

Wow as if I've only just realised this

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