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Old 02-06-2018, 01:11 PM
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Default Should I Wash The Bottles?

I just recently implemented a “no diaper bag policy”. My question is if I should just go ahead and keep the 2 bottles that typically arrive in the bag instead of handing them back to to the mother to wash. This is a breastfed baby.
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Old 02-06-2018, 01:19 PM
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I just put them back into the little sack with the ice pack they came with.
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Old 02-06-2018, 01:22 PM
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I would send them back as is, I don't have a bottle brush, or any reason to have one otherwise.

I'd RINSE, and that's it.
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Old 02-06-2018, 02:02 PM
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I let parents leave or take bottles. If the bottles are left at my house then I wash them. If they take bottles home then they wash. I will also leave left over milk (formula) in it so they cn see what baby drank.
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I have them provide bottles to keep here and supply frozen EBM in bags. I typically store about a months worth at a time for them. I find it easier to manage unexpected situations that way.

If they bring pre-filled bottles in a cold bag daily, I would expect they intend for them to be rinsed and returned. This is pretty easy but leaves opportunity for medicated bottles and running short in an emergency late situation.
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I require parents leave two bottles here and I handle the washing.
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:45 PM
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I require bottles be left here and I wash them myself, however I only have formula babies. If it was bottles of breast milk coming in I’d probably rinse and put back in the bag for the parents to wash out.
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I keep a parent-provided tub of formula as backup.

When I was sending DD to day care, I had a lipase enzyme issue that made the milk taste like drinking straight dish soap. Even frozen, the milk was disgusting after a little over 24 hours. So I couldn't leave more than the previous day's supply. Talk about stressful.
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:45 AM
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I had parents bring already made bottles for the day. They brough them in a resuable shopping bag. After the baby drank the bottle, i rinsed it as tossed it in the bag. So much less work for me.

I Like the shopping bags because they are small and have no pockets to hide things.
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