J.O. asks from Norfolk, VA on April 19, 2010
I just wanted to get a few opinions on keeping baby bottles. My son is 2 and finished with the bottles. I used the Nuk ones which helped with his reflux. Anyway I am packing things away and wondered if it is a good idea to keep the bottles and to use them for the next baby.
Thanks for your advice
S.A. answers from Washington DC on April 21, 2010
we kept the old bottles/nipples for our new baby. I don't it that was the right or wrong thing to do though. The bottles we used were Playtex Drop-Ins, so the liners were disposables, and we hand-washed the nipples the first time around.
I DO know that plastics break down over time, especially if they are exposed to high heat dishwashers, microwaves, etc. So perhaps it is best to get a new set if the old bottles were washed in the dishwasher and/or put in the microwave. But this is just a guess on my part.
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T.S. answers from San Francisco on April 19, 2010
Maybe if they are not damaged and not the wrong type of plastic or if they are glass. In Canada only certain types of plastics are aloud for baby bottles.
Enjoy your day.
L.C. answers from Washington DC on April 19, 2010
I kept everything and used it for the second baby with no ill effects.
H.P. answers from Norfolk on April 19, 2010
Absolutely keep them. Replacing the nipples is way cheaper than trying to replace bottles. Dishwashers are great sterilizing tools.
C.C. answers from Charlottesville on April 19, 2010
I had kept my Avent ones and they actually changed the way the bottles were made... so they weren't useful to me anymore, but it's worth a shot!
K.S. answers from Columbus on April 19, 2010
I kept all of mine. When my daughter (#2) was born, that was when I decided whether I wanted to keep them or not. Most of them just needed the nipples replaced.
A.S. answers from Detroit on April 19, 2010
I would. Bottles can be expensive. If and when you use them again, if your worried about it, just buy replacement nipples for them.