when do you stop!!!

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  1. neeko_1

    neeko_1 Well-Known Member

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    hey

    just wondering when do you stop sterilising bottles??
     
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    Flame Well-Known Member

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    You dont stop sterilising bottles until they are a year old but the spoons and bowls and things that dont have formula milk in them you can wash with hot soapy water :)
     
  3. kellie80

    kellie80 Well-Known Member

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    The advice is 12 months. I stopped at 12 months with Jess, 10 months with Aimee and 6 months with Nathan. Basically when he was just putting stuff in his mouth anyway. I have never sterilized bowls and spoons.
     
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    Squiglet Well-Known Member

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    Thats what I was told.... but at 10 months Tia was walking about gwandpaa's garden sticking rocks in her mouth, so I decided that sterilising was pretty pointless... Using hot soapy water was more hygienic than garden rocks, so if she wasn't dead already, stopping sterilising wasn't going to do it.. :rotfl:
     
  5. Xena

    Xena Well-Known Member

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    Alex doesn't have bottles, but I stopped sterilising his dummy at about 2 months *shrugs*.

    With Lydia I stopped sterilising bottles at 6 months when I started weaning her. What's the point in havinig sterilised bottles, and non-sterilised plates and cutlery? Seems daft.
     
  6. clairescunny55

    clairescunny55 Well-Known Member

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    omg just looked at your ticker, cant believe shes 6 months already! wheres the time gone :shock:
     
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    I still sterilize Isaac's bottles but don't know why as sometimes don't his bowls and spoons and rarely his dummy's.
     
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    Tangerinedream Well-Known Member

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    Ditto

    His bowls and spoons go in the dishwasher which just about sterilises stuff anyway.
     
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    Flame Well-Known Member

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    The reason for sterilising the bottles is because bacteria grows quicker and easier from milk than it does from food on the bowls and spoons etc.
     
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    Xena Well-Known Member

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    oh ok, I didn't know that.
    Oh well too late to worry about that now lol - all's well that ends well. She didn't seem to suffer from anything as a result of stopping at 6 months so that's alright.

    If Alex ever uses bottles I'll remember to sterilise them until 12 months. cheers :)
     
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    Rosieroo Well-Known Member

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    6 months I stopped at. And on SMA follow on tins it says you can stop at 6 months and just wash out with hot soapy water :?
     
  12. Hellokitty

    Hellokitty Well-Known Member

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    Its not necessary to sterilise bottles post-weaning unless you are mixing and storing formula ahead of use, which is against current guidelines in any case.

    I stopped sterilising Maia's bottles at 17 weeks when I started weaning her. I just wash them in hot water and then fill them with boiling water and allow them to cool.

    Then I just add the formula right before feed time, that way there is no time for any bacteria to grow.
     
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    Dee1985 Well-Known Member

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    i stopped at 5months with Harley. and 12months with Dior.

    i would just sterilize them once a week to keep them looking nice and clean and in the mean time just wash them as i would normal dishes
     
  14. neeko_1

    neeko_1 Well-Known Member

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    cheers ladies :wink:
     
  15. mrs_tommo22

    mrs_tommo22 Well-Known Member

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    I dont sterilize every day anymore, I soak them in hot soapy water and rince them now. I do it a few times a week and thats it. She had less illnesses me not sterilzing then stephen who had his bottles sterilized religeously every day.
     

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