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Is this an okay item to get used or as a hand me down?

Posted by on Apr. 27, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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I am on freecycle as is a friend of mine.  She came across someone offering Medela breast pump storage bottles.  Not the pump itself, just the storage bottles.  The person is offering 30 of them.  I am just wondering if something like that is an okay item to used.  It's been 8 years since I had my last baby and 12 years since I had my first baby and I am finding that things have vastly changed even as far as what to accept as a hand me down and such.

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Maddiesmommy11
by on Apr. 27, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Clean with bleach water solution . Ta da good as new .


...actually hot water and soap is probably good enough but if you're really worried about any germs then do the first.
brittany208
by on Apr. 27, 2013 at 11:37 PM

depends what kind of condition they are in and how badly you need bottles. Aren't the storage bottles really little anyways?

I found that even not using bottles that often, my nuk ones got a little discolored and it was worth it to me to pitch them after the first baby and buy new ones for this baby. bottles aren't that expensive if you dont use them all the time. And if you do, then you probably want to make sure you get the kind that you want that aren't already half worn.

in other words, you *could* its not that bad. if you need to, you should. but if you can easily afford new bottles, then just get new ones.

Mrs.Andrews
by Mandy on Apr. 28, 2013 at 12:22 AM
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I would just boil them and be fine with using them if it were me.

Heather2001
by Heather on Apr. 28, 2013 at 1:16 AM

If she sterilizes them, sure.

MMerrill
by Melissa on Apr. 28, 2013 at 9:44 AM

This!

Quoting Mrs.Andrews:

I would just boil them and be fine with using them if it were me.


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NoraDun
by Platinum Member on Apr. 28, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Clean them well and yea. It will be just fine!

twiztidmommy84
by on Apr. 28, 2013 at 9:59 AM
Yeah just wash well
Babes2626
by Bronze Member on Apr. 28, 2013 at 10:02 AM

This!! 

Quoting Mrs.Andrews:

I would just boil them and be fine with using them if it were me.


KatieFlower
by Bronze Member on Apr. 28, 2013 at 10:16 AM
If you really need them and can't afford to get new ones I would say it would be okay just boil them and then wash then boil them again. That's what I would do :)
Mothercardinal
by on Apr. 28, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Thanks ladies.  We do need them.  If my husband had not lost his job we would have bought them brand new.

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