Hi to all those that are bottle feeding. What age can you stop sterilising bottles and just give them a good scrub in hot soapy water? With my first I sterilised till he was 12mths. But I am getting tired of cleaning bottles and sterilising. But my girl is only 7mths? Just curious
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26-07-2012 17:39 #1Senior Member
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When can you stop sterilising bottles?
26-07-2012 17:42 #2Senior Member
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Ds is 14 months old and I'm still sterilizing his
26-07-2012 17:43 #3
Midwives now say there is no need to do it at all- hot soapy water/dishwasher is enough.
I personally stopped when the girls were 2 or 3 months.
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26-07-2012 17:44 #4
I stopped at six months when DS started getting around. We just wash in hot soapy water then rinse in warm water Oh and if it makes you feel any better hes now 10 months old and hasnt ever been sick
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26-07-2012 18:40 #5Senior Member
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My son is 21 months and I still sterilize all his bottles. Yes, he is still drinking his formula from bottles. He has a genetic dietary condition called PKU which requires him to have 4 lots of special formula every day. He won't drink it out of a cup and I can't afford for him to not drink it, so he's still using bottles. I'll continue to sterilize his bottles until he moves to a cup.
26-07-2012 18:53 #6
I didn't sterilize ever.. I just put them in the dishwasher and washed them nightly with the other dishes. Same with dummies, favorite toys, etc.
Once they start putting other stuff in their mouths i think it's kind of pointless.
And as a side question - once they start solids did anyone sterilize their bowls, spoons, plates, highchair tray, etc. ?
I always found it odd when people sterilized bottles but then didn't sterilize any of the other utensils or things that their baby used to eat..
26-07-2012 18:55 #7
My midwife said as soon as bub is crawling as they eat a lot of crap of the floor anyway
26-07-2012 19:05 #8
I stopped at 6 mths DS was putting anything and everything in his mouth
26-07-2012 19:09 #9
26-07-2012 19:14 #10
I'm not a bottle feeder but I'm with everyone who says that it's fairly pointless after they start sticking anything and everything else into their mouths. That's around 4 months old so I'd say you're fairly safe to stop at 7 months!
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