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    Default Sterilizing for breastfed baby

    Just a quick question

    For newborn babies, do you have to sterilize dummies etc? I know for breastfed babies you don't need to sterilize bottles and teats but what about dummies?


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    Just wash in warm soapy water and rinse them off really well

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    I do, I pop them in a container of freshly boiled water or in the microwave steriliser when I sterilise my breast pump. I will admit I don't do it as often as I did when she was just born because there seems to be dummies hiding everywhere around here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    Just wash in warm soapy water and rinse them off really well
    This..Ive never sterilized dummies

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    Yep, never have sterilised anything for my babies- as soon as you take them out of the steriliser, they're not sterile any more

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    Usually use the microwave sterilizer for bottles but will wash thoroughly with warm soapy water and rinse with boiling water if I'm desperate.

    I wash dummies with detergent and rinse then rinse again with boiling water.

    I wouldn't rely just on soapy water for a newborn, though by about 4 mths I get slacker.

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    I've never sterilised anything for DS including bottles and pump. Hospy said it wasn't necessary.

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    I put them in boiling water or put in the microwave sterilizer with my pump.


 

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