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Sterilising bottles - urgent advice needed

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ImissMiniPop Sun 22-Jul-12 19:17:41

I have stupidly left my Milton cold steriliser at my sister's. I need to sterilise bottles, any alternative suggestions?

Can I put 5litres of water & Milton in a big bowl and use that instead?

I have a steam steriliser, but it's a Philips one not NUK (make of bottles I have).

Arrrgggh! I am such an idiot.

My little one was born at 30 weeks, spent 6 weeks in NICU, he has been home for 2 weeks & is 38 weeks old
which is why I am panicking about the steriliser.

All advice very welcome.

Also posted in feeding section

Starfishkiss Sun 22-Jul-12 19:20:00

Yes of course, you can just put the cold water and Milton tablet in a clean bowl, only problem you might have is making sure everything is fully submerged?
You could also consider boiling everything for 5 mins in a saucepan?

ImissMiniPop Sun 22-Jul-12 19:21:52

I though I could stick a plate on top (its a 7 litre mixing bowl so huge. But yes, forgot about a pan and good old boiling water....! smile

GotMyLittleLamb Sun 22-Jul-12 19:22:52

i sterilised my NUK bottles in a philips steam steriliser, I'm sure the brands don't have to match the NUK bottles will still fit. DD was born at 26 weeks so i understand the concern.

congrats on having your LO home, its amazing bringing them home isn't it.

Starfishkiss Sun 22-Jul-12 19:26:07

Yeah great, a plate will be fine!
And a big congratulations on your new baby! Enjoy the snuggles!!

ImissMiniPop Sun 22-Jul-12 19:27:56

Thanks gotmylittlelamb, yes amazing to have him home, only been back for two weeks so far so I am still at the over-worrying stage smile

hopefully I will start enjoying him being home very soon grin

BerthaTheBogBurglar Sun 22-Jul-12 19:30:31

A dishwasher is a very large steam steriliser, too (as recommended by the prem baby unit my boys were in!).

Congrats on having your baby home, it's fab (and a wee bit scary!).

CMOTDibbler Sun 22-Jul-12 19:31:25

Brands def don't have to match for steam steriliser. A plate on top of the bowl for cold water sterilisation would be fine too

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