Is just a normal 40 deg non bio wash ok for clothes and Moses basket lining etc that have been stored for a couple of years in the loft? Or should I do a biological wash then a non-bio wash? Or hotter? What do you think?
What about bottles? Should I buy new bottles or teats or will a good wash in a dishwasher and sterilising be ok?
With bottles, I would check the condition of them and if they look ok, give them a wash and a sterilise and they will be fine. Check the teats carefully as the holes can stretch and tear so they a more likely to need replacing.
A 40 degree non bio wash should be fine for most things - you are likely to only be washing dust out.
Ah, I just checked the bottles etc, the box lid hadn't closed properly and I don't know if a couple were put in there a bit damp or something but one has gone a bit black mildewy and a couple have white marks on them. Damn it...do I need to throw all of them then?! I know the answers yes really!
Anything to do with feeding that looks suspect, I would ditch. The teats can perish anyway and lofts are more prone to extremes of temperature than the main house. Clothing would be fine at 40, again unless there were signs of mould in which case I think I would ditch that too. I've just got our clothes down after 3 years in cardboard boxes and they all seem fine, once they warmed up a bit lol!
Deffo ditch the bottles! You can always scour ebay etc for new sealed bottles at lower prices than boots' rediculous price tags! Clothes should be fine on a normal wash, once they have been worn once you will wash them normally anyway so they will get the same amount of 'cleaning' x