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Postby Juliana » Sun May 22, 2005 12:32 pm

Hi everyone,
A thread on travel and holidays mentiones sterilizing bags and tablets, could someone explain to me what these are and tell me where one might buy them in the UK? We are planning abeach holiday with our twins some time in August whe they will be 11 months and i am concerned I need to sterilise their bottles to avoid infections - we just boil them at home. We live in the netherlands but dp is going for a business trip to London and I would like to get some for the summer - don't seem to have them here!
greetings to all from me, Alex, Nadia (8 months now and almost unbelievably easy going most of the time!) and dp
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Postby bubblymichelle » Sun May 22, 2005 12:36 pm

Hi Juliana
Yeah you can buy the sterilising bags from Mothercare and then you put the bottles in there with water and you leave them to soak. I have never used them but my neighbour did and she said they was really handy.

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Postby Juliana » Sun May 22, 2005 12:41 pm

thanks Shell, you are quick as lightning! I will send dp to mothercare!
congratulations on Alex walking. i saw his photo and he is absolutely gorgeous! those big blue eyes!
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Postby bubblymichelle » Sun May 22, 2005 12:45 pm

Hi Juliana

I am not sure how much they are to be honest but the bags are wrapped up individual I ain't sure if they have tablets with them I think the bags themself are sterile, you will have to let me know how you get on.

Alex is asleep at the minute he must of warn himself out with all the walking.

Yeah I don't stand no messing with my posts lol.

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Postby Jules R » Sun May 22, 2005 12:51 pm

Hi Juliana!

I don't suppose that it may be of any use to you but whenever we went on holiday we used steriliser bags from Mothercare that you have to heat up in the microwave. Other than that you can get Milton sterilising tablets which you just add to water in a sealed container (we used a plastic lunchbox). You then leave the bottles in the tub overnight (I think) to sterilise them.

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Postby DebraP » Sun May 22, 2005 6:54 pm

Juliana, I'd imagine larger Boots (The Chemist) branches would also carry their own version of these. Boots are in most shopping areas, high streets and at many stations/airports etc.

I didn't ever sterilise DD's bottles, I put them in the dishwasher where the extremely high temps did it all for me! If you're self-catering vs. a hotel/camping/pension/gite etc. you might find a microwave in which you could also sterilise them (I boiled them for 10mins when I didn't have access to a dishwasher).

Where are you going on your hols?
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Postby bubblymichelle » Sun May 22, 2005 10:23 pm

I know some people just use boiling hot water and they are fine.
I don't need to sterilise Alex's nottles now but I still do and he is 15 months
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