isaac got a hold of our toothbrushes while he was in the sink being rinsed off for a poopy diaper. so they needed some quick sterilization. I remember doing this once in college and my cheap 50 cent toothbrush held together while my more expensive colgate toothbrush fell apart. that got me wondering if anybody else boiled toothbrushes, if they weren't expected to hold up to boiling. though all these toothbrushes survived the sterilization process.