It's easy to just toss out old baby bottles, but reusing them is just as simple. With proper sterilization, a baby bottle can be carried from one child to another, or given to a thrift store for later use. Here is what you need to know if you want to reuse your old baby bottles.
You will want to make sure the bottles are clean before you pack them in storage or donate them. You can do this easily by cleaning them well and then boiling them for 5 minutes. Once they dry, pack them away in a dry, airtight container for later use. A container that isn't airtight will allow allergens and bacteria in. If the bottles aren't dry before storage, you can end up with mold or mildew in the bottles.
Find Alternative Uses
If you don't want your old baby bottles to end up in the landfill, but don't plan on having more children, you can find plenty of alternative uses for these. Baby bottles are great for craft paint storage. You can use them to store items that are normally clunky in a medicine cabinet, such as cotton swabs or safety pins. You can clean them and keep them in your kitchen to use for mixing health shakes or holding salad dressing for packed lunches.
There are plenty of ways to keep your old baby bottles out of the landfills. This will save you money and is an easy way to contribute to the Earth's welfare.