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Is it safe to reuse bottles?

W/ my son we used the Avent bottles which he is 4 1/2 now. I was told that because of them being plastic that its not good to reuse them. Does anyone know if this is true or not? I don't know if I should by new ones for this baby I'm carrying or not.

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Asked by Tiffany237 at 12:23 PM on Jan. 17, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Can you not just boil them and reuse them? I've never heard that you couldn't reuse bottles : / I mean, if you boil them that will re-sterilize them, right? I dunno O.O

    Answer by caitxrawks at 12:29 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • well i have a 5 year old daughter and i reused her bottles and shes fine. now i have a 10 week old and hes good and healthy. so i have no disagreements

    Answer by shonnie_p at 12:34 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • just wash/boil them. its fine

    Answer by sunshine21pa at 12:34 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • Boil them and get new nipples for them

    Answer by ZaTa at 12:50 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • Thank you! There is just everything being said about how bad the plastic is, blah,blah,blah. Just want to double check. I think I'll just reuse them and get new nipples. Thanks again!

    Answer by Tiffany237 at 1:16 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • How dare you try to save money and the planet by not throwing out plastic bottles!!


    I agree with the others...make sure they're clean and sterile and get new nipples.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 1:20 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • I'd just worry about if they're BPA free or not...not likely if they're 4 years old

    Answer by BambiF at 1:23 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • To be certain that you are choosing a bottle that does not leach, check the recycling symbol on your bottle. If it is a #2 HDPE (high density polyethylene), or a #4 LDPE (low density polyethylene), or a #5 PP (polypropylene), your bottle is fine. The type of plastic bottle in which water is usually sold is usually a #1, and is only recommended for one time use. Do not refill it. Better to use a reusable water bottle, and fill it with your own filtered water from home and keep these single-use bottles out of the landfill.


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:50 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • This subject has been covered everywhere. I would just buy the bpa free to be on the safe side.

    Answer by Farrahann at 1:53 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • Reuse them...them boil them for 5 munites first. It's not as if they come from someone else's family!

    Answer by Fallaya at 1:53 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

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