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    Default my bottles stink....

    and i'm not sure if that's bad or not. i don't have a dishwasher at home, but i wash them pretty thoroughly every day. is it ok if they smell a bit like stale bm? any suggestions for making sure they are super-clean? ds doesn't eat out of these bottles, they're the ones that i pump into so the milk spends a lot of hours in them.
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    Default Re: my bottles stink....

    Have you got a microwave? You could buy the steam bags that sterlize...I use them about once a week (so after about 20 uses). Or, if not you can always boil them every once in a while.
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    Default Re: my bottles stink....

    You could try washing them with hot water and viniger


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    Default Re: my bottles stink....

    I wash mine with hot soapy water and rinse with cool water...don't know if that helps or not. But I find that if I wash and rinse with hot water the insides feel greasy...don't know if that makes any sense or not.
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    Default Re: my bottles stink....



    thanks for the suggestions! i just may try all of the above, i think i'll try washing with vinegar today and doing the cold rinse, and i'll boil them on Friday. i do have one of the steam clean bags, but i keep that at work for my pump parts. i just hate to think that i'm pumping fresh bm into a stinky bottle!!
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    Default Re: my bottles stink....

    I have a microwave sterlizer (we don't have a dishwasher!!) and we LOVE it!! That way, I can save my microwave bags for when I will pump at work.

    It's also a ton cheaper!! than using the bags all of the time. It sterilizes all bottles, pump parts, pacifiers and the like! Bigger bottle fit too, it just takes a little tweaking

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    Default Re: my bottles stink....

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*goldiecar View Post
    I have a microwave sterlizer (we don't have a dishwasher!!) and we LOVE it!! That way, I can save my microwave bags for when I will pump at work.

    It's also a ton cheaper!! than using the bags all of the time. It sterilizes all bottles, pump parts, pacifiers and the like! Bigger bottle fit too, it just takes a little tweaking
    oh what a great idea! boiling has gotten really tedious, it did work to resolve the stink issues, but it's no fun! i have an amazon gift card just waiting to be used, and i'm glad i saved it!
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    Default Re: my bottles stink....

    You could do vinegar and water or even a touch of bleach in a sink full of water. We don't have a dish washer either and the vinegar wasn't doing the trick on DS's sippy cups. So now every 2 weeks i fill the sink with water and just a touch of bleach and soak them all for a couple hours. THEN I wash them with regular dish soap and hot water really fast then let them dry. The was isn't necessary but I'm a bit of a nut when it comes to using bleach I have to clean afterwards (ok maybe i'm a little ocd in that aspect )


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