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2nd baby, 5 year gap; Can I reuse bottles?

(16 Posts)
Tywinlannister Sun 14-Feb-16 12:02:47

Have been through the loft today, we've kept all the clothing that wasn't stained, cold water steriliser, bottle bags etc, as you would expect.

But the bottles, what to do? I have loads of them. Some in better shape than others. I'll replace the teats obviously, would I be ok to give a super scrubbing and sterilise to the ones that are in good shape?

I know SIL has bought me a starter pack of the same ones but there's only 3 in there. I BF for 3 months last time anyway so I wouldn't be using them on a tiny baby.

Unnerved Sun 14-Feb-16 12:05:05

I would get rid of the bottles but use the sterliser.

Tywinlannister Sun 14-Feb-16 12:18:59

My instinct says that too but some are unopened and still in packaging. Does the plastic degrade? I might just get new ones in case.

KatyN Sun 14-Feb-16 13:30:22

I am using bottles I bought 4 years ago for my son.
New teats but the bottles seem fine. Some of the marks on the side have rubbed off but we use the perfect prep machine so don't need them.
Never considered not reusing them. Kx

SweepTheHalls Sun 14-Feb-16 13:32:30

Why on earth wouldn't you reuse them?

Junosmum Sun 14-Feb-16 15:03:14

Reuse them, they'll be fine after a good wash and sterilize.

Chintaria Sun 14-Feb-16 15:45:01

I have a seven year gap between my two - I replaced the teats and kept the bottles smile Two years later they're still being used!

MigGril Sun 14-Feb-16 15:59:09

Are they the new BPA free ones though

ohidoliketobe Sun 14-Feb-16 16:01:58

Yeah, reuse bottles but get new teats.

Twinklestar2 Sun 14-Feb-16 16:16:38

Oops I threw all mine away!

baby0684 Sun 14-Feb-16 17:43:05

Was looking what I had in the loft. Would it be ok for aventurine bottles that were used 9 years ago?

RumAppleGinger Sun 14-Feb-16 17:49:18

I replaced the teats, reused the bottles.

sootica Sun 14-Feb-16 18:50:48

I would buy new because bottles aren't very expensive. I just looked up how much there were as I replaced some for my 1 yr old who was still a bottle manic as they were all worn off and teats degraded and I paid £12 for 6
It was cheaper to get 6 bottles rather than the teats on their own!

LadyofDispleasure Sun 14-Feb-16 19:42:27

We've chosen to buy new bottles but have kept the old steriliser. Our old bottles looked quite manky though and given we haven't bought much new stuff for this baby at all, we thought new bottles were in order.

Tywinlannister Sun 14-Feb-16 23:12:40

(Madcap explanation) I just wondered if the plastic degraded over the years and maybe lost some of its sheen - meaning it harboured germs. Like when you have a cut in a chopping board.

I reckon with the good old ones and SILs ones we'll have enough anyway. Hoping to BF a bit longer this time but will see how it goes!

Frazzled2207 Tue 16-Feb-16 11:06:24

I planned to reuse (bought new teats) but dc2 didn't like them so had to buy new set of a different kind.
Would have been annoyed to shell out for second set only to have to ditch and shell out for a third!!

Btw the ones we're now using are mam self-sterilising ones which are great as no need for separate steriliser.

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