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    Had no idea sterilizing wasn't the done thing anymore. Presumably you could still choose to if you wanted to?

    Does that mean people dont use cooled boiled water either or are they still doing that? Not based on the fluoride thing either...

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    I stopped when he stopped having bottles at 13 months, because the residue from the formula was really hard to get rid of even with hot soapy water. So sterilising was the only way to ensure there was no bacteria in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WineTime View Post
    Had no idea sterilizing wasn't the done thing anymore. Presumably you could still choose to if you wanted to?

    Does that mean people dont use cooled boiled water either or are they still doing that? Not based on the fluoride thing either...
    I'm pretty sure it's recommended to use boiled, cooled water until bub is 6 months.

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    I've just decided to stop sterilising - caught my DS (4 months) licking the carpet the other day when he rolled off his playmat. Don't see the point when he puts everything in his mouth all the time, lol.
    It's recommended because of the bacteria found in milk proteins though, which won't be on the carpet....

    I'm going to do it for at least 6 months and maybe more as we use thickener which makes it harder to wash.

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    It's recommended because of the bacteria found in milk proteins though, which won't be on the carpet....

    I'm going to do it for at least 6 months and maybe more as we use thickener which makes it harder to wash.
    Not one of my health care providers 'recommended' it. In fact, most don't these days.

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    Default Sterilizing and bottle preparation

    I have always just washed in warm soapy water.

    The sterilising of bottles was introduced when town water supplies often contained harmful bacteria, and so there was a high risk of bacterial contamination. These days though, the water is treated, therefore it's relatively clean. It has nothing to do with bacteria in milk proteins.

    Regardless - you actually can't achieve sterilisation in the home (not even close), so there is no point wasting your time.

    Hot soapy water is enough to clean bottles, 'sterilisation' methods are unnecessary.
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