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Stop Boiling Baby Bottles

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Stop Boiling Baby Bottles

Boiling a child’s feeding bottles is an age-old practice in our homes—our moms, and maybe even grand moms, have been sterilizing the bottles by boiling them. Unfortunately, it has not been solving the purpose of sterilizing the baby bottles. Doctors now unanimously agree that boiling bottles does not kill all bacteria. So then what is the ideal method if not boiling?


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Shruthi Shivareddy Kandi

| Oct 26, 2017

oh. I don't know. I'm also cleaning bottels with boiling water. not boiling the bottles in that hot water. isn't any difference in cleaning bottels.

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Divya Prajapati

| Oct 25, 2017

ya right

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Divya Prajapati

| Oct 25, 2017

it's very useful metter... thank u

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Hajra Kasmani

| Aug 01, 2017

Am using mothercare product ..its good for baby skin

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Dr Bhavna Sharma

| Jul 06, 2017

Boiling may not be the incorrect or inappropriate method but steam sterilization is definitely the ideal, efficient & more reliable method of sterilization. For those who can afford, steam sterilizers should be a must have!

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Hampu Chinta

| Jul 01, 2017

I agree with this.. lot of time is saved.. however we need to clean the bottles r accessories with liquid soap before placing them in sterlizer

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Krithishree

| Jun 30, 2017

hey guys, m a doctor. I completely agree with swati. it's true dat boiling does not kill d bacterial spores n v need to steam sterilise d articles used by d kids. u nw wat is important is hw to do it. it's not necessary dat u buy such huge fancy branded sterilizers. u can do it at home wit wat v daily use. use large cooking vessels. fill it wit little water say around a glass or 2. place a ring beneath n over it place a steel colander. put all d washed articles used by ur kids in it n close d vessel wit a lid n boil it for 6 mins. voila!!! u sterilised it.

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Jhanvi Sachanandani

| Jun 28, 2017

I have been sterilizing my daughters feeders in a microwave box infact when I had bought a Brest pump it had a microwave box with instructions to wash the pump and accessories and then microwave it in the box for 3-5 mins and let it remain in box with the cent closed to sterilize

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Sriparna Sikdar

| Jun 27, 2017

It is just advertisement purpose not true. I am boiling my baby's bottle and nothing wrong happened with him.

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Jyoti

| Jun 27, 2017

Its just a marketing. I don't agree with this.

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Divya Gourav Gupta

| Jun 27, 2017

silver utensils are d best for babies... they dnt even need 2 sterlized...

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Tues Sangma

| Jun 16, 2017

I guess it's true Parenting are just advertising things we all have been practicing this since ages how can it be wrong besides our babies get sick wen you use some sippy cups which cannot be cleansed inside the lid n boiling doesn't

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Aarti

| Apr 28, 2017

Marketing blog rather. Parentune created this blog as mentioned on top of the blog. Parentune don't lose your customer base by following such practices. Not expected.

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Indra Suresh

| Jan 13, 2017

plz suggest me to choose d right material, good feeding accessories for my baby.. though i havent started using she's just 5 month old n i only Brst feed ... wouldd like to know the right choice...

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Puspa Takhelchangbam

| Dec 03, 2016

I think it's a marketing ad from Philips avent and not a very useful article . Because I sterilized my baby's bottle from the beginning till now in normal utensils in a gas stove by using a lid but I always use neat n clean utensils . N we must also think about those parents who can't afford it because electric sterilizers are costly. And touchwood my Baby didn't get any infection or disease after using the bottles . What is important is we must clean the bottles using a bottle brush n a cleaning liquid which is safe for the baby. My baby completes 1year yesterday but sometimes I also give her unsterilized but thoroughly wash neat n clean water bottles. What I am trying to say is dat we need to develop their immune so that they can fight by themselves. Let's not forget that we grew up playing with mud n dust. I know that all babies are not the same , some babies need extra care but we should not make victims to new marketing technology n as a mother I know mommy are the easiest target

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Priyanka Aggarwal

| Nov 11, 2016

is it so....

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Deepraj prabhu

| Nov 08, 2016

I completle agree with neha chabra... this is marketng technique... coz my mother ,grandmother were nt usng avent sterlizer... they knw dat mother r emotnally attach do to their child so dey directly attack dere weakness..

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Sneha Wakode

| Sep 22, 2016

I use steel bowls for the medicine which has to be mixed with breast milk.... is it possible to sterilise steel utensils as well in a steriliser.....

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Neha Chhabra

| Aug 03, 2016

Hi Swati I cover the utensil with a lid so that the bottles don't come out and that's how it's steam boiled.

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Swati Gupta

| Jul 15, 2016

Hi Neha, Boiling water does turn into steam but we normally boil in open utensils, and this steam escapes into the air instead of passing through the bottle which are completely submerged. Hence bacterial spores are not met with steam and survive the boiling process. Hope this satisfies you!

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Neha Chhabra

| Jul 11, 2016

"Steam reaches in every nook and corner of a bottle or breast pump part, while water may not reach everywhere. " That's exactly boiling does. When water boils it turns into steam which reaches in every nook and corner of the bottle. This article is more like a marketing campaign for sterlizers.

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Lipy

| Jun 07, 2016

You should read this blog also to know more on child's immunity and why sterilizing is important - https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/build-your-childs-immunity/766

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Shilpa

| Jun 06, 2016

Doctor says boiling for more than 20 minutes kills the germs/bacteria. How is it different then from sterilizing?

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Laura

| Jun 04, 2016

Hey Meenu, these sterilizers are easily available online or in the market.

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Meenu

| Jun 03, 2016

Where to buy this? Also, at home no body tells this. I never got any of this information from my doctor

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Laura

| Jun 02, 2016

Hey Ritika, from my expereince, sterilizers are the only option. Its the best practice to be followed. Why compromise with the baby's health. Opt for a good sterilizer soon.

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Ritika Ghai

| Jun 02, 2016

if a person dont have sterilizer how they can manage at home

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Sojal

| May 30, 2016

Yes, anything that finds its way into the babys mouth should be sterilized.

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Tezaswi Yelchuru

| May 29, 2016

Is it compulsory to sterilise even the vessels and spoons which I use to cook food for my 7 months old baby ?

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Laura

| May 27, 2016

@Nisha - Madhavi - I think we all mothers need to strictly sterilize baby bottles and not resort to any other form of cleaning method. Since this blog clearly says the process of boiling is not enough, we need to change our habits. :)

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Madhavi M

| May 27, 2016

I always steralize the bottels but i will boil the feeding and cooking bowls and spoons is it good to boil or steralize the steel bowls and spoons??

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Nisha agarwal

| May 26, 2016

I was wondering should I start sterilizing now as my child is already 13 months ... But I wash my bottle with a baby bottle wash n boil it so is it required to be sterilized.

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Priyanka Agrawal

| May 26, 2016

After reading this , now I'll definitely stop boiling bottles.

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Laura

| May 26, 2016

@Sohini, you need to sterilize baby bottles and other utensils positively. Continue with this practice. I think its ok to give your baby safe purified drinking water by now ( RO water).

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lubna

| May 25, 2016

this is so helpful

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Sohini RC

| May 25, 2016

My son is 1 yr 7 months. i sterilize his bottles bowl dishes spoon. senior members in my family are suggesting me to stop it immediately. but I'm really scared. if I don't sterilize in either of the way( boiling,using sterilizer). then how to wash the bottles and bowl and dishes. Also till what age boiled water should be given?

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Laura

| May 24, 2016

The sterilizers mentioned here are easily available in the market. You may order online also.

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maseera bhaiji

| May 24, 2016

Where can we buy this?

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Laura

| May 24, 2016

Quite informative. I didnt know the difference till now between boiling and sterilizing. I always thought boiling was equally safe. Need to change my views immediately.

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