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    Default What age to stop sterilising?

    My ds will be 1 this week. He is walking so if he drops his dummy it goes straight back in his mouth. Outside touches everything hands in mouth etc etc. It now seems pointless now to keep sterilising.

    What age did you stop?

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    1 year old. But I still thoroughly hand wash in hot soapy water.

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    I sterilised with my first2 but was told that they longer recommend it when my 2 yr old was born. Just soapy water. Honestly I would just rinse under tap...and true usually picl up and back in mouth. Kids need germs to build immune system. I wouldn't bother anymore but that is me.....my 2 year old has only been sick once and that was last month. ( I was told to not steralize by midwives)

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    agreed-about 11-12mths. I figured he'd been going to child care for 6mths by then, and they swap all the slobbered toys around during the day.

    Everything just got washed really well.

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    Once they start crawling

    Certainly still use hot water to wash everything, and wash it well - but once they are crawling they are down on the floor, getting into maude knows what anyhow

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    At 8mths when he started getting around.

    Just was with hot soapy water.

    I started using tap water (town supply) in his bottles from 10mths also.

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    never started. my hospital said not to and outlined various reasons such as this is 2012, not 1912.....builds their immune system.....nothing is ever sterile......boobs aren't sterile before they are popped into a baby's mouth so why should a bottle?...

    i did with my son (born in 2002) but only until he started crawling. i figured after that it was a pointless effort.

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    Never did, hot soapy wash, rinse & air dry is enough.

    Sterilizing comes from pre 80's when water supplies were shocking.

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    I stopped after 12 months. Can't remember how long after though

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleTime View Post
    Never did, hot soapy wash, rinse & air dry is enough.

    Sterilizing comes from pre 80's when water supplies were shocking.
    Yep, this.


 

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