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19 replies

EimB · 30/05/2020 19:42

Hey, I just have a quick question. I am going to get the Mam bottles for feeding, I am also going to get the tommee tippee perfect prep machine. I was wondering if anyone using the same bottles had a recommendation for a steriliser? Thanks :)

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SqidgeBum · 30/05/2020 19:50

I used the round MAM steriliser that you pop onto the microwave with some water in the bottom for 5 minutes. It fits 6 bottles if you pop the tops into the bottles and shimmy things around a little. I found it fantastic. All bottles sterilised in 5 minutes at the end of the day, no chemicals, easy.

SpillTheTeaa · 30/05/2020 19:53

In all honesty if you wanted to save money you could just get the sterilising tablets.
Some of the MAM ones self sterilise so you don't really need one Smile

SpillTheTeaa · 30/05/2020 19:54

I have the tommee tippiee steriliser and I don't rate it at all. Had to go through about 4 before one finally worked properly and the top tray always falls down when you remove the lid!

Twiglet2353 · 30/05/2020 19:56

I use MAM bottles and the perfect prep and don't have a separate steriliser. I sterilise the bottles in the microwave after each use. In fact only have three bottles in use!

When I was combi feeding I used Milton to sterilise my breast pump x

EimB · 30/05/2020 20:56

Thank so much everyone :) I will be fully bottle feeding so thought it would be best to have a steriliser rather than using the self steriliser part. Good to know about the tommee tippie steriliser as that was one I was looking at. I see Mam have an electric one. Has anyone used this? Thanks

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SpillTheTeaa · 02/06/2020 12:57

I only got the TT steriliser because I used TT bottles. If you're having MAM bottles though might as well try the mam electric Sterliser :)

Pinktruffle · 02/06/2020 13:01

Some of you have said about not bothering with a steriliser, would you still recommend that if you were solely bottle feeding?

Also, if I were only to get one, which is better - the steriliser or the prep machine?

Shankairen · 02/06/2020 13:04

If they self-sterilise in the microwave,don't bother as it only takes 3 minutes so it's much quicker. If you really want one then Mam do some and they have a microwave one. Also heard good reviews about the Tommee Tippee one and its always on sale

Russell19 · 02/06/2020 13:07

As people have said, I thought the mam ones self sterilise in the microwave?

InvisibleToEveryone · 02/06/2020 13:11

If you are thinking about a microwave steriliser , check the internal dimensions of the microwave and the size of the steriliser.

As one of mine didn't fit.

Thatsanicepear · 02/06/2020 13:35

I just sterilise in a pan of boiling water every morning and that's worked really well. I didn't want to spend additional money or take up more space in my tiny kitchen with a specialist steriliser.

Clemmie83 · 02/06/2020 13:40

I thought the mam ones self sterilised in the microwave so no need for a steriliser? That was the main reason I was planning on getting them! Is that not the case? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Thatsanicepear · 02/06/2020 13:44

Oh and I really recommend the perfect prep machine. I couldn't be without mine!

SquigglyOne · 02/06/2020 15:05

I use the tommee tippee steriliser and really like it. It does need descaling a lot though πŸ˜’

I exclusively bottle feed and definitely think you should get one - would imagine sterilising each bottle individually would be a right faff!

dochas06 · 02/06/2020 15:08

We have an Avant steriliser, we use mam bottles and soothers, so the steriliser never get used

dochas06 · 02/06/2020 15:10

@SquigglyOne You can sterilise multiple mam bottles and packs of soothers in the microwave at once, you don’t need to do them individually.

SquigglyOne · 02/06/2020 15:23

Ohhh okay πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ
In that case you probably need to bother with a steriliser πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

SquigglyOne · 02/06/2020 15:24

DONT need to πŸ˜‚

Albgo · 02/06/2020 15:34

Tommee Tippee do two sterilisers - one that's electric and one for the microwave. Not sure which one others have said not to get? I have the microwave one and have had no problems at all.
Also another vote for the perfect prep machine - probably my best baby purchase.
I really like Tommee Tippee bottles too.

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