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30/03/2012, 12:45 PM
I'm about to start my son on formula (bfing not working - long story) and I'm looking into Microwave sterilisers for the bottles etc I've seen the Avent and Tommee Tippee ones are around the $50-55 mark - yet I saw one in Kmart today (the generic Kmart brand) for $15.
Is there a big difference in the sterilisers - would the cheaper one be easier/ok to use?
If it makes any difference we will probably be using Pigeon wide-neck bottles (or maybe Avent bottles with Pigeon teats).
Thanks heaps for any advice
30/03/2012, 12:49 PM
Don't spend lots of money. Just get one that will fit the bottles and do the job.
Or you could just wash them in hot soapy water which is just as effective. Putting bottles in a dishwasher if you have one is good too.
30/03/2012, 12:56 PM
Like PP handwash in hot soapy water and rinse with boiled water or dishwasher.
I would usually handwash for the first 6-8wks
30/03/2012, 01:14 PM
That all makes sense and since I'm weaning him off slowly anyway there won't be lots of bottles to do to begin with anyway. So we'll start with hot soapy water and sterilising on the stove and I can pick up the Kmart one when I'm next at the shops if I feel I need it.
30/03/2012, 01:47 PM
If you have a large steamer saucepan set that works a treat too. We started off using that prior to buying a steriliser. I find the steriliser much more convenient (DH was miffed though, he preferred the steamer on the stove
07/04/2012, 01:57 PM
You don't have to sterilize past 6 months so no point buying an expensive one. I have the avent works great though i will add.
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