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Sterilising whilst on holiday

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Dueindecember2016 Wed 01-Nov-17 09:40:25

What are your top tips for sterilising abroad? How’s best to do it?

AgnesSkinner Wed 01-Nov-17 17:10:14

Milton sterilising tablets? Or disposable microwave steam steriliser bags?

SheRaaarghPrincessOfPower Wed 01-Nov-17 17:11:48

Tupperware box with lid or plastic steriliser box (also use this to transport the bottles) and Milton tablets

Changerofname987654321 Wed 01-Nov-17 17:12:46

As SheRaaarghPrincessOfPower said but I used own brand sterilising tablets

Dueindecember2016 Wed 01-Nov-17 17:13:45

Can I sterilise in a bathroom sink in the hotel? It says use a tub but as long as the sink is clean, I can’t see any issue

Changerofname987654321 Wed 01-Nov-17 17:27:54

You will need a tub with a lid otherwise the bottles will bob around in the surface if the water and the won’t all be submerged.

I just took 2 Tupperware style Ikea box from my kitchen. They sat inside each other in the suitcase and filled them with clothes so they did not really take up any room.

If your airport has a boots you can preorder formula and nappies to collect airside. I popped the nappies into the buggy bag along with buggy before it went into the hold so we did not have carry it on the plane.

SheRaaarghPrincessOfPower Wed 01-Nov-17 18:03:35

Yeah, you can't use the sink.
Best to have something with a lid so you can completely submerge the bottles.

Also handy to just keep them in there until you need them.

CMOTDibbler Wed 01-Nov-17 18:19:27

Milton tablets and large self seal bags so you can fill them right up and keep the bottles submerged

SandysMam Wed 01-Nov-17 18:21:25

Do you have a microwave in your apartment? You can get microwave steriliser bags, easy to use and don’t take up room in your luggage!

confused123456 Wed 01-Nov-17 18:23:58

Milton do a travel steriliser that fits 1 bottle in. In theory any clean plastic container with a lid will do, but the travel sterilisers have the lines on so you put the correct amount of water in (as do the normal Milton sterilisers).
I prefer the Milton fluid over the tablets as I found the tablets never fully dissolved. But either will work.

PurplePillowCase Wed 01-Nov-17 18:25:39

how old is dc? are you in an appartment?
if dc over 4 months and you have a dishwasher, just use that.

MrsMoastyToasty Wed 01-Nov-17 18:28:05

If you're in self catering accommodation then use a large saucepan of boiling water and tongs. It's how my DM sterilised bottles when I was a baby in the 60s

SheRaaarghPrincessOfPower Wed 01-Nov-17 18:34:01

Oh yes, large bags would work really well. Good idea

TestingTestingWonTooFree Thu 02-Nov-17 20:59:43

If you have mam bottles you can sterilise them in the microwave without a steriliser.

dontquotemeondailymail Thu 02-Nov-17 21:19:36

Or you can buy pre-sterilised, disposable bottles? These were great when we were on holiday.

drspouse Thu 02-Nov-17 21:36:26

Either sterilising bags (use tablets) or Meleda microwave bags.

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