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Old July 24th 04, 04:21 PM
Jody Pellerin
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Default Boiling latex and silicone nipples

There's been a bit of a debate between myself and somebody in the family
over boiling and microwaving nipples. From what I was told, by boiling latex
nipples, it dries them out and they flake in the babies mouth. And I guess
microwaves do the same thing to them. I use the microwave to warm my
daughter's bottles, however, ours is very weak so it's usually just at room
temperature and I shake it very well afterwards to avoid hot spots.
Anyways, to end this debate and to be safe because I boil my bottles and
nipples after every use to sterilize them, I replaced all latex nipples with
silicone nipples. So when I told this person that they said it does the same
thing to them... which I'm not quite agreeing on but I can't find any info
on it so I can't be certain.
Can you guys give me any info on boiling them and this issue with them
flaking? Does the same thing happen to silicone nipples?


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Old July 24th 04, 05:23 PM
Sue
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Default Boiling latex and silicone nipples

Boiling nipples do weaken them as does the dishwasher. However, you don't
need to boil them at all if you just wash them in hot soapy water or the
dishwasher. Also, you should take the nipple off before you microwave it and
then put it back on once the milk is warm.
--
Sue (mom to three girls)

"Jody Pellerin" wrote in message
...
There's been a bit of a debate between myself and somebody in the family
over boiling and microwaving nipples. From what I was told, by boiling

latex
nipples, it dries them out and they flake in the babies mouth. And I guess
microwaves do the same thing to them. I use the microwave to warm my
daughter's bottles, however, ours is very weak so it's usually just at

room
temperature and I shake it very well afterwards to avoid hot spots.
Anyways, to end this debate and to be safe because I boil my bottles and
nipples after every use to sterilize them, I replaced all latex nipples

with
silicone nipples. So when I told this person that they said it does the

same
thing to them... which I'm not quite agreeing on but I can't find any info
on it so I can't be certain.
Can you guys give me any info on boiling them and this issue with them
flaking? Does the same thing happen to silicone nipples?




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Old July 24th 04, 05:33 PM
Jody Pellerin
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Default Boiling latex and silicone nipples

If I didn't boil them every time (including the nipples), this person would
never drop it.
"Sue" wrote in message
...
Boiling nipples do weaken them as does the dishwasher. However, you don't
need to boil them at all if you just wash them in hot soapy water or the
dishwasher. Also, you should take the nipple off before you microwave it and
then put it back on once the milk is warm.
--
Sue (mom to three girls)

"Jody Pellerin" wrote in message
...
There's been a bit of a debate between myself and somebody in the family
over boiling and microwaving nipples. From what I was told, by boiling

latex
nipples, it dries them out and they flake in the babies mouth. And I guess
microwaves do the same thing to them. I use the microwave to warm my
daughter's bottles, however, ours is very weak so it's usually just at

room
temperature and I shake it very well afterwards to avoid hot spots.
Anyways, to end this debate and to be safe because I boil my bottles and
nipples after every use to sterilize them, I replaced all latex nipples

with
silicone nipples. So when I told this person that they said it does the

same
thing to them... which I'm not quite agreeing on but I can't find any info
on it so I can't be certain.
Can you guys give me any info on boiling them and this issue with them
flaking? Does the same thing happen to silicone nipples?





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Old July 24th 04, 09:31 PM
Nan
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Default Boiling latex and silicone nipples

On Sat, 24 Jul 2004 16:33:23 GMT, "Jody Pellerin"
snuck out of the ether to utter:

If I didn't boil them every time (including the nipples), this person would
never drop it.


Unless it's your dh, how would they know if you do or don't?

Nan
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"when the sun goes down we'll be groovin'
when the sun goes down we'll be feelin' alright,
when the sun sinks down over the water
everything gets hotter when the sun goes down"
~Kenny Chesney
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Old July 24th 04, 10:59 PM
Sue
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Default Boiling latex and silicone nipples

Well you're just creating more work for yourself. Unless it's hubby and he
is standing over you every minute of bottle preparation, then how is this
person going to know. And if it is your husband, then have him do it if he
is so concerned or show him the latest news on bottle preparation.
--
Sue (mom to three girls)

"Jody Pellerin" wrote in message
...
If I didn't boil them every time (including the nipples), this person

would
never drop it.
"Sue" wrote in message
...
Boiling nipples do weaken them as does the dishwasher. However, you don't
need to boil them at all if you just wash them in hot soapy water or the
dishwasher. Also, you should take the nipple off before you microwave it

and
then put it back on once the milk is warm.
--
Sue (mom to three girls)

"Jody Pellerin" wrote in message
...
There's been a bit of a debate between myself and somebody in the

family
over boiling and microwaving nipples. From what I was told, by boiling

latex
nipples, it dries them out and they flake in the babies mouth. And I

guess
microwaves do the same thing to them. I use the microwave to warm my
daughter's bottles, however, ours is very weak so it's usually just at

room
temperature and I shake it very well afterwards to avoid hot spots.
Anyways, to end this debate and to be safe because I boil my bottles and
nipples after every use to sterilize them, I replaced all latex nipples

with
silicone nipples. So when I told this person that they said it does the

same
thing to them... which I'm not quite agreeing on but I can't find any

info
on it so I can't be certain.
Can you guys give me any info on boiling them and this issue with them
flaking? Does the same thing happen to silicone nipples?







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Old July 25th 04, 02:57 AM
Tori M.
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Default Boiling latex and silicone nipples

sorry I never boiled the nipples sillicone or rubber.. no need.

Tori

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Bonnie 3/20/02
Xavier due 10/17/04
"Jody Pellerin" wrote in message
...
There's been a bit of a debate between myself and somebody in the family
over boiling and microwaving nipples. From what I was told, by boiling

latex
nipples, it dries them out and they flake in the babies mouth. And I guess
microwaves do the same thing to them. I use the microwave to warm my
daughter's bottles, however, ours is very weak so it's usually just at

room
temperature and I shake it very well afterwards to avoid hot spots.
Anyways, to end this debate and to be safe because I boil my bottles and
nipples after every use to sterilize them, I replaced all latex nipples

with
silicone nipples. So when I told this person that they said it does the

same
thing to them... which I'm not quite agreeing on but I can't find any info
on it so I can't be certain.
Can you guys give me any info on boiling them and this issue with them
flaking? Does the same thing happen to silicone nipples?




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Old July 25th 04, 07:25 AM
Jamie Clark
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Default Boiling latex and silicone nipples

I don't know if I've ever purchased silicone nipples, but the latex ones
specifically say boil the first time before using. After that, it's my
understanding that you can just wash them -- you don't need to boil or
sterilize them -- hot soapy water is good enough. I would assume the same
would be true for the silicone nipples.
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"Jody Pellerin" wrote in message
...
There's been a bit of a debate between myself and somebody in the family
over boiling and microwaving nipples. From what I was told, by boiling

latex
nipples, it dries them out and they flake in the babies mouth. And I guess
microwaves do the same thing to them. I use the microwave to warm my
daughter's bottles, however, ours is very weak so it's usually just at

room
temperature and I shake it very well afterwards to avoid hot spots.
Anyways, to end this debate and to be safe because I boil my bottles and
nipples after every use to sterilize them, I replaced all latex nipples

with
silicone nipples. So when I told this person that they said it does the

same
thing to them... which I'm not quite agreeing on but I can't find any info
on it so I can't be certain.
Can you guys give me any info on boiling them and this issue with them
flaking? Does the same thing happen to silicone nipples?




  #8  
Old July 25th 04, 07:26 AM
Jamie Clark
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Default Boiling latex and silicone nipples

So what. It's none of their business. Do they live with you? Is it the
baby's father? That's the only person besides yourself who should have any
say in the matter.
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Jamie & Taylor
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Password: Guest
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"Jody Pellerin" wrote in message
...
If I didn't boil them every time (including the nipples), this person

would
never drop it.
"Sue" wrote in message
...
Boiling nipples do weaken them as does the dishwasher. However, you don't
need to boil them at all if you just wash them in hot soapy water or the
dishwasher. Also, you should take the nipple off before you microwave it

and
then put it back on once the milk is warm.
--
Sue (mom to three girls)

"Jody Pellerin" wrote in message
...
There's been a bit of a debate between myself and somebody in the

family
over boiling and microwaving nipples. From what I was told, by boiling

latex
nipples, it dries them out and they flake in the babies mouth. And I

guess
microwaves do the same thing to them. I use the microwave to warm my
daughter's bottles, however, ours is very weak so it's usually just at

room
temperature and I shake it very well afterwards to avoid hot spots.
Anyways, to end this debate and to be safe because I boil my bottles and
nipples after every use to sterilize them, I replaced all latex nipples

with
silicone nipples. So when I told this person that they said it does the

same
thing to them... which I'm not quite agreeing on but I can't find any

info
on it so I can't be certain.
Can you guys give me any info on boiling them and this issue with them
flaking? Does the same thing happen to silicone nipples?







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Old July 25th 04, 07:33 AM
HOWA476
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Default Boiling latex and silicone nipples

I did boil my daughters nipples and bottles for the first 3 months because if I
didn't she would get a bad case of thrush otherwise. after that I stopped and
haven't done it since. as for the latex vs silicone debate. we use both. and
I've never seen latex flake from boiling them but it does weaken them and I've
had to throw many away after seeing them rip in my hand during washing. as for
the silicone I've never had a problem with them. I only have 2 of those though
and don't use them very often because my dd doesn't like them they have became
stand by nipples.

Jennifer
Ariana 8/17/03

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Old July 25th 04, 01:01 PM
Sophie
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"Tori M." wrote in message
...
sorry I never boiled the nipples sillicone or rubber.. no need.

Tori

--
Bonnie 3/20/02
Xavier due 10/17/04



Same here. And as for someone else getting mad, like others said, unless
the person lives with you why tell them what you're doing??


 




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