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do I really need a steriliser?

(6 Posts)
KittyChat Wed 06-Jul-11 18:14:46

Just plugged in my secondhand steriliser to find it's broken.

Rather than buy another gadget, it's fine to just put them in the dishwasher, right??

Flisspaps Wed 06-Jul-11 18:16:39

Absolutely.

squiggleywiggler Wed 06-Jul-11 18:17:35

Is if for expressed breastmilk or formula? Definitely don't need to sterilise for EBM... I know in the US they use dishwasher's rather than sterilisers.

Just found this on babycentre:
"You can sterilise your baby’s bottles in the dishwasher, but you need to use a hot programme of 80 degrees C or more. You’ll then need to fill the bottles with formula straight away. Bacteria can begin to form as soon as you take them out of the dishwasher. "

Basically same advice as with sterilising...

KittyChat Wed 06-Jul-11 18:19:15

Oh thanks - yes I am planning to express.

Kind of glad it's gone - just another piece of equipment cluttering up my small flat!

fraktious Wed 06-Jul-11 18:27:04

You can cold sterilise if necessary.

MoonFaceMamaaaaargh Wed 06-Jul-11 18:46:01

or some bottles and pumps can be boiled on the hob.

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