I wasn't in the habit of reusing dirty bottles or leaving off, warm milk in them?? As I said, I washed them with water and soap and then ran them through a hot dishwasher cycle, which they advised me was more than adequate.
I understand it may not be needed anymore, but out of habit and my personality (a tiny bit ocd) I did it to 12 months for each of my babies!
I had a midwife appointment the other day and asked as I'am planning to bottle feed from birth. She advised to sterilize from birth till at least 6 months of age.
Like alot of things with parenting theres conflicting info. We all just do what we think is best!!
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Last edited by ShanandBoc; 03-08-2012 at 20:42.
Stopped s'ing at 11.5mths but still continue to disinfect highchair table with antibacterial spray and leave on for 5-10mins then wipe off.
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Can someone enlighten me on what happens if you don't sterilise the bottles? I have always assumed a stomach bug, perhaps food poisoning. But then if that were the case we'd all get food poisoning from not sterilising our own drinking and eating items. So perhaps just an upset tummy and unsettled baby?
I'm pretty sure once baby is moving about and putting things in it's mouth or eating solids there's no point as you don't really sterilize the floor/spoons/bowls/toys etc..
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