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How To Sterilize Avent Sippy Cups
I bough a new formula dispenser and avent philips bottles, should I boiled them before use? Or soapy wash and boiled water is enought?
Boil them!: Don't take chances. After that, use the dishwasher. ...Read more
I am feeding my boy with avent philips bottles, he's 4 month&20 days old, on a bottle wrap is written 1+, should I change bottle nipples or? Harm?
No but ...: The avent solution basically applies suction to an inverted nipple. It can work and if it doesn't, surgery is a simple and easy solution. However, please make sure of the cause. If it is a new developement, have your breasts examined and the necessary tests ordered if appropriate. ...Read more
What type of bottle nipple should I get for my 7 weeks baby? She uses Phillips Avent bottles level 1 but I don't know when to start on level 2.
Trial and error: There are no rules on when to alter nipple selection. Nature gives baby no such choice when breast feeding so they figure it out. When bottle feeding you can gather several together and let baby decide which one seems to work well at the time. ...Read more
I have inverted nipples, are there ways to fix them without surgery since I'm 17? I've heard of piercing them or a product called the avent niplette?
Don't worry: No need to fix since nothing is wrong with them, don't compare yourself to the artificial breasts in popular media. ...Read more
I am using Philips avent manual breast pump. I don't feel let down and if it happens I only get 1oz and then nothing till next let down. What to do?
Pumps: Pumps are often not successful and often electric pumps work better. You can generally rent these. Having a baby at the breast is the best way to stimulate the production of breast milk. All the best. ...Read more
Do I need to sterilize my baby sippy cup he s one year old, I use steam sterilizer to sterilize bottles?
Depends on Supply: This is really not necessary if you have a municipal water supply that is regarded as safe. Just wash it with soap in hot water as you wash the other dishes in the household. If you have a well water supply or unsafe water supply this is of course not the case and the cup should be sterilized ...Read more
Yes: Sterilize all new bottles, rings and nipples at least 5 minutes, you can not assume they are sterile or clean when you purchase them. Also, depending on where you live it might be necessary, if you drink well water for instance. ...Read more
No: Bottle sterilizing goes back decades to a time when people made their own formulas from unpasturized milk & mixed it with water from questionable sources. Certified city water supply eliminates the need to sterilize in most cases. A good bottle brush and the same attention you give your dishes should be adequate. ...Read more
Clean, not sterilize: Mrsa is spread from person to person; bedspreads and surfaces in you home can harbor bacteria for a long time. You can not "sterilize" your home the way hospitals sterilize medical equipment. Cleaning compounds will clean surfaces, and soap and water are effective for personal hygiene. Your doctor may prescribe medications to decrease MRSA bacteria if you become infected. Pets can carry mrsa. ...Read more
Sterilize Jewelry: Vinegar is an amazing and natural cleaner that has antibacterial properties and is safe to use earrings on other jewelry of any material. Let the jewelry soak for 5-10 minutes in the vinegar. ...Read more
See below: Clean as you normally would. No need to " sterilize". I would contact an exterminator if you want to get rid of the mouse. ...Read more
Scope sterilizer: Most scopes are sterilized by a combination of heat, pressure and chemical agents to kill all bacteria, viruses and infectious agents--a thorough brushing is also usually included to remove any debris collected in biopsy channels for example. Ask your doc to explain if you have worries, but transmission of infections is very rare if proper technique is used! ...Read more
Why ever?: This is a practice that dates back to a time when moms made formula from evaporated milk and had to boil the milk to make it digestible. City water supplies were also inconsistent. Today it is a waste of time unless you are unsure of your water. A good bottle brush, and hot soapy water will work well for both. ...Read more
I doubt you would damage them.
I broke 5 pair of glasses when I was 6 years old and have been wearing glasses since then — now age 72 — and doing OK.
To "sterilize" your eyeglasses go to the Pharmacy and they will show you what they think is the best. ...Read more
Sanitary wipes...: If you get the antibacterial wipes, you can wipe off you your phones, Ipod, door nobs, toilet levers, etc. Happy germ hunting... ...Read more
I just bought a baby bottle do I have to sterilize even if im living in the city with city water?
My husband didn't wash or sterilize newborn's bottle before giving it to him, it was just one. Will he be okay??
? Sterilize ?: I thought the sterilizers were retired in the 60s. Unless the bottle had leftover crud in it before use it is unlikely it would hurt baby. It is only necessary to clean them as you would your regular dinnerware, with a bottle brush & soap and water unless your water supply is questionable. Crud on the inside of the bottle could harbor germs, but many would be destroyed by the kids stomach acid. ...Read more
No, but...: The plastic tips used in saliva ejectors and high-volume evacuators are single-use disposable items, and sterilization is not required to prevent cross-infection. It is customary to clean the flexible tubes that connect to the disposable tips with a high-level surface disinfectant and use disposable polyethylene barrier sleeves on their working ends. This is sufficient to prevent infection. ...Read more
????????????????: No one can sterilize anyone without that person's permission, u if want sterilization then that can be scheduled after u have signed a consent form. ...Read more
Boil a pacifier for : 5 minutes before 1st use. If using a WubbaNub, wash in the washing machine & air dry. Some pacifiers can be washed in the dishwasher. Read healthychildren.org on sleep consolidation between 1-4 mos. By 5 mos. The pacifier will be baby's sleep association; when he night wakes, he'll cry for it if he can't find it. By 6 mos., if you've been going in & giving him the pacifier, it'll be a bad habit. ...Read more
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