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    How does everyone sanitize their syringes? Right now I have them soaking in super hot water. Can I add a small amount of bleach?

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    Default Re: Sanitizing syringes

    Quote Originally Posted by AgileOllie View Post
    How does everyone sanitize their syringes? Right now I have them soaking in super hot water. Can I add a small amount of bleach?
    I use Dawn. First I let them soak for a few minutes in hot water with a drop of Dawn in it....then I pull/push the soapy water thru the syringes a few times, then I rinse everything out using plain hot water. Never had a problem. I find that the Miracle nipples will degrade -- get mushy and collapse -- if you leave them soaking in soapy water for too long and I would bet that bleach would have the same effect.
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    Also let dry completely after cleaning and between use.
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    Default Re: Sanitizing syringes

    I never soak. I put water and Dawn in a tupperware with the syringes pulled apart and nipples and shake it a bunch, then rinse with cold water and let air dry. Or keep them together and push and pull the plunger a bunch with soap and after to rinse. (depends on my level of laziness and if it's in the middle of the night. )

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    Default Re: Sanitizing syringes

    I wash mine then boil them

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    Default Re: Sanitizing syringes

    Quote Originally Posted by island rehabber View Post
    I find that the Miracle nipples will degrade -- get mushy and collapse -- if you leave them soaking in soapy water for too long and I would bet that bleach would have the same effect.
    I have found that the (Port) brushes for Humming bird feeders are just the
    right size and work quite well for cleaning formula from the insides of nipples.
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    Default Re: Sanitizing syringes

    I wash mine in dawn and warm water then immerse them n boiling water for 3 to 4 min. then air dry on a clean towel. Put them back together and put away.
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