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Friday, November 14th 2008, 11:53am

cleaning sterilisers

Hi girls,

I have been given a second hand steam steriliser and the instructions adivce to clean with citric acid, but no-one seems to sell it. Just wondering what advice you have for cleaning the sterilisers.

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Friday, November 14th 2008, 12:20pm

I was told to use kettle cleaner and then milton spray and rinse, i never actually did as I ended up doing cold water sterilizing!

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Friday, November 14th 2008, 5:13pm

Alie

I got the citric acid sachets with my steam steriliser but I've only used them once or twice. I usually fill it with water and pop a milton tablet in now and again. If u pm your address I'll send you a couple of sachets as I have a couple spare, the instructions are on the sachet. Also if you type in citric acid descaler on Ebay, theres loads of people sell on it there. I dont mind sending you a couple so at least you can do it before bub's arrival.
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Friday, November 14th 2008, 5:38pm

Alternatively you can use vinegar, from the Avent website:

POur 100ml (white) vinegar mixed in with 200ml cold water into the steriliser, allow to stand in the steriliser until limescale has cleared. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry.

I did this several times last time, it sounds pongy but its not as bad as you think!!

Alternatively you should find citric acid in the chemists :smile:

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Friday, November 14th 2008, 7:25pm

Thankyou girls,
Chilli I wasn't too sure about milton - thanks for advice
Lexie, I will PM you - its very kind of you.
Missy I have been to half a dozen chemists and they all say they don't sell it anymore!! Will try the vinegar at some point later.


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Friday, November 14th 2008, 8:41pm

Washing non electrical parts in hot soapy water and giving the bottom part a good wash with boiling water and a maybe a wipe over with some milton then running it will see it perfectly clean.

Don't get too concerned about it though. Presuming that your baby sucks his/her fingers then s/he's going to ingest non-sterile stuff. Breastfeeding Mothers don't sterilise their nipples and babies are ok. It's good hygiene to have sterilised milk recepticles but sometimes I think we can get swept along with having things super sterile. In a year I guarantee that you will find your baby sucking the bottom of Dad's shoe when you're not looking :D





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Friday, November 14th 2008, 10:14pm

Totally agree Bells

I'm doing a 6 week Baby first aid course and both Health Visitors who run the course agree that sometimes we make everything too sterile these days so that when we do come down with a bug, we and our children are hit hard with it. Isla would suck/chew anything if I let her ha.
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Saturday, November 15th 2008, 11:02am

Thanks girls,
I do agree with you, just thought i'd give it a good first clean as it hasn't been used in a while. But I will probably follow your cleaning guide bells as it doesn't appear particularly dirty.

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Saturday, January 3rd 2009, 7:48pm

I brought some sterilising sachets from mothercare.

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Saturday, January 3rd 2009, 8:34pm

yeh i brought the same sachets as jane from mothercare

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