(Closed) Would you buy used bottles?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I also bought almost everything used… But some items just have to be new and for me, bottles was one.

Although, I would consider buying the used bottles, but with new nipples…

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m kind of anal about cleanliness so there are A LOT of things I would not buy used. Bottles/nipples would certainly top the list!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I bought avent bottles off craigslist- but they did not come with nipples and I had planned on buying new nipples anyway. I also had a friend give us a ton of born free bottles with nipples and since I know them- I will feel comfortable using.  (I imagine I will sterlize the ones from craigslist a few more times that I would the ones from my friend!)

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Tisty1982: CONGRATS!!!

To answer your question, me personally, I would not buy used bottles or pacifiers for that matter. There is definitely nothing wrong with buying used items but for sanitary reasons, those would not be an option to buy used… but if you HAVE to, then definitely buy new nipples and sanitize the bottles…

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I pump into used bottles, but she eats from new ones, so the nipples are new. My thought though is we drink from other people’s glasses at restuarants as long as they’re washed well, it’s fine.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I wouldn’t because I would be afraid that the older they got the more the plastic would break down. I don’t if there is any bit of truth to that, but it would worry me.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not big on buying used items, unless its a car, house, books or painting.  I’m not buying any used products for my baby and definitely not bottles and nipples.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

I bought a ton of stuff used, including some bottles.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

That would be on the list of things to buy new for me.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would buy used bottles but definitely replace the nipples.  You can sterilize the bottles, so they should be good as new, if they’re in good condition.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you’ve ever eaten off of a plate from a resturaunt, why would this be any different? In fact, its even safer, since you can sterilize them yourself and replace the nipples. Pretty much everything that touches you and your baby in a hospital is used and then sterliized and reused – the linens, the cribs, etc.

The BABYSTUFF!! industry is almost as bad, if not worse, than the wedding industry, when it comes to convincing women that in order to be a good bride/mom, they need to spend thousands and thousands of dollars on shiny brand new STUFF.  Its not only wasteful financially, but environmentally as well.  I will quite happily be buying everything used or borrowing from friends who are between babies.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would buy used bottles, if they were in good condition.

It really doesn’t seem any different than eating at a restaurant or friends house. I’d be MUCH more likely to use used bottles than a used pump, and there are plenty of people that buy used breast pumps (like the pump in style) that is not supposed to be used by more than one person.

Also, Olive Garden sets wine glasses at every table, but then puts them back with the clean ones if you don’t use them. Imagine how many people drink out of glasses that have been touched by strangers and never washed?

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@penguinsaremyfriends:

It takes about 450 years for a plastic bottle to decompose. I don’t think you’d have anything to worry about.  🙂

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