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    I know some people say you don't need to sterilize but I do and I do it till after 12 months.
    It's not hard. You wash in hot soapy water, rinse, stack them and press a button..,

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    I stopped when he stopped having bottles of formula and started having cups of milk, as the formula was always harder to wash off than milk and the bottles have more parts to them, so continued to sterilize until then. He was about 13/14 months I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2girls1boyplus1 View Post
    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..
    It’s best to continue sterilising your baby’s bottles until she’s at least a year old. Babies are vulnerable to the germs that cause diarrhoea and vomiting. These germs can develop very easily in milk.

    Bottles and teats have nooks and crannies that milk can collect in. Sterilising is the only way to ensure your baby's bottles are free from dangerous bacteria.

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    well, i never gave up sterilising. as long as he used a bottle, i did this.

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    Hey there,

    I have 4 boys aged between 17 - 6months old, I stopped when they started 2 crawl around & picking up things & putting it in their mouths!..

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiredUp View Post
    It’s best to continue sterilising your baby’s bottles until she’s at least a year old. Babies are vulnerable to the germs that cause diarrhoea and vomiting. These germs can develop very easily in milk.

    Bottles and teats have nooks and crannies that milk can collect in. Sterilising is the only way to ensure your baby's bottles are free from dangerous bacteria.
    When I was getting things prepared to take my premmie daughter home from hospital after 7 weeks I asked the paed and SCN nurses what I needed to do and they told me that I could use a bottle brush and detergent and then wash them in the dishwasher and that it would be fine.

    I wasn't doing it to be lazy, I was doing it because I was told by medical experts that it was an easy, safe and effective way to do it.

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    My DD is 5.5 months and I'll continue to sterilise until she no longer has a bottle (as I did with my DS!)

    It certainly can't hurt, milk breeds bacteria quickly and easily. I would sterilise her bowls and spoons too but apparently they aren't suitable for any kind of sterilisation! x

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    I sterilised until 8 months. It's not a coincidence that I returned to work at 8 months... Stopped boiling the kettle too. My life is so much easier now and DD has shown no ill effects at all.

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    I stopped recently at 14 months

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    You don't need to anymore is what the experts are saying. I stopped DS and dd when they were around 8months, and I will still do it this time


 

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