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Dr. Brown's bottles

I use Dr. Brown's bottles for my son and I was wondering if anyone else uses them and has problems cleaning the tan top to the tube that goes inside the bottles? I know that they give you tiny brushes to go with them but I still seem to have problems getting them really clean. Even if I rise them out right when I'm done with them I still get this slimmy nasty film on them that is really hard to get off. Any ideas??? I LOVE that brand of bottles because they really do work wonders with keeping the air out. Thanks for your input./


Asked by AshleyG. at 4:43 PM on Jun. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Oh!! Do you have a sprayer on your sink at all? I would soak in vinegar water 1-2 times a week - it takes that water build-up off or you could also bleach them once a week but I guess I always felt safer with vinegar incase some didn't wash out - soak and rewash and rinse. Just so we are clear lol!!! Helps also with humidifiers which are hard to clean that I use for my son, I sometimes take a Q-tip or Toothpick to get really inside there or even a pin before you soak also - to scrap it ALL off.

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:32 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • I use them fathfully. At the end of each feeding I rinse them really good. I always have one side of my sink filled with piping hot water and dish wasking liquid. once i rinse them i drop them in the soapy water and let all the bottle soak until right before bed. I do a quick run thru with the bottle brush, let them set out to dry and everything is squeeky clean the next day! Hope this helps.

    Answer by TNT8687 at 4:47 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • washing*

    Answer by TNT8687 at 4:48 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • well I figured that it was a given that I was h them LOL! I've just been having a hard time recently with the tan tops!

    Answer by AshleyG. at 4:49 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • I wasnt saying you didnt wash them. I was just telling you how I get and keep my dd's bottles (every part of them.....especially the tan tops) clean. some people dont soak, they just brush and go. just trying to be helpful....sorry i insulted you.

    Answer by TNT8687 at 4:53 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • oh no not insulted at all, I just thought you thought I was asking a way to do it without washing. I do soak them and i boil the nipples, tubes, and tan tops!

    Answer by AshleyG. at 4:55 PM on Jun. 11, 2009