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    Default When can I stop sterlising bub's bottles and using cooled boiled water in them?

    Just wondering at what age I can stop sterlising DS2s bottles and using cooled boiled water to make them up? He is almost 8 months and I live in Melbourne.

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    It is my understanding that it is no longer recommended as necessary, so the official answer is - from birth.

    However it is my understanding that many parents still take these precautions until their LO starts solids (typically around four to six months old).

    There are also some extra-vigilant people that keep it up until twelve months old.

    If you live in an area with poor water quality, then I would continue to do so, but otherwise I would stop when LO begins solids.

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    I stopped sterilising when DS started crawling and putting things in his mouth, seemed pointless! 6-7months.

    I used cool boiled water when DS started getting bottles, and switched to just straight tap water at about 7months aswell. I know at daycare they continued it til 12months, but I had stopped at home well before then.

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    12 months for sterilising. Dried Milk harbours nasty bacteria so nothing really to do with if they put stuff in their mouth or not...i used cooled boiled water to make up formula from 3 months tho x

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    About 4 months i stopped. Both my kids were moving around early so i didnt see the point anrmore. They put so much cr@p in their mouths from moving around!

    I warmed their milk til about 12 months.

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    I stopped as soon as they were crawling and getting into stuff, didn't really see the point.
    Nowadays it's just recommended to clean with hot water and let air dry.

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    My DS is 8 months and likes to drink out of the kitchen tap, so I have stopped giving him boiled cooled water to drink, but I still make his bottle up with water from the kettle as I do find it mixes better and he likes it warm.

    I stopped sterilising at 6 months, and now everything goes into the dishwasher.

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    I stopped at 5 months. There is so much conflicting info on this topic.
    I figured well shes eating food from a bowl and spoon that I don't sterilize so why not.
    As for the cool water I was only anal for the first few months now she just gets what I give her and thats cooled water most of the time

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    we never sterilised. The hospital told us it was no longer necessary and that washing in hot soapy water with a good clean bottle brush, rinsing and leaving to air dry was enough.

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    I stopped at 6mths because my steriliser broke. My sister in law never sterilsed because her drs told her it was unnecessary and they had no problems from it.


 

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