When did you stop sterilising bottles?

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When did you stop sterilising bottles?

  1. Sooner than 6 months

  2. 6 months exactly

  3. between 6-12months

  4. 12months+

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  1. Connah'sMommy

    Connah'sMommy Well-Known Member

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    When did you stop sterilising bottles?

    I know there are a few threads about this but i thought this might help me decide what to do:shrug:

    My HV said it ok to stop at 6months but im unsure.

    Im worried my baby may get ill if i do:shrug:x
     
  2. sparkle_1979

    sparkle_1979 Mum to Ruby born Oct 2009

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    I think they say 12 mths but Im not sure x
     
  3. lauren-kate

    lauren-kate Well-Known Member

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    A lot of people say that you can stop at 6 months. At that point, they're being weaned and food isn't exactly 'sterile'. Plus they're putting all sorts of other unsterile things into their mouths then. I think I stopped at about 7ish months.
     
  4. lollylou1

    lollylou1 Mummy to Belle and preg

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    they do say around 12 months, we stopped before because she stopped having bottles so i wasnt going to keep it out just for dummies as i have never sterlized spoons or cups

    if she had of continued to have bottles i would have remained sterlizing!

    Lou
    xxx
     
  5. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    Milk bottles - I really would continue sterilising them to a year, or however long they use them. It's because milk is an ideal breeding ground for all kinds of nasty bacteria, not because everything that goes into a baby's mouth has to be sterile, because it obviously doesn't, past 6m. I would much rather know that Ruby's bottles are sterile than worry about my washing up not being adequate / dish brush not being very clean etc etc. I don't sterilise anything else for her except dummies. IMO sterilising is hardly time consuming anyway.
     
  6. dizzyspells

    dizzyspells Mia & Finnlays Mummy.xxx

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    I always sterilised the Milk bottles untill she stopped having a bottle but cups,bowls etc then I stopped at 6mths.Will do the same this time too.xx
     
  7. nessajane

    nessajane Well-Known Member

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    we stopped at 10 months x
     
  8. embojet

    embojet Molly and Ethan's Mummy

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    I stopped sterilising everything else at 6 months or before, but I still do bottles. It just feels cleaner, and cos they have milk in them it just seems to make sense to me.
     
  9. britt1986

    britt1986 Well-Known Member

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    I can't vote as I have never sterilized. This answer is not in the poll. Here in the US it is not mandatory to sterilize.
     
  10. faille

    faille Mummy & WTT

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    Same here..
    I'd rather be 'overly cautious' when it comes to her milk bottles than not worry and her end up getting ill.
     
  11. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    Bottles I'll be doing unroll lo now longer uses them
     
  12. Jules

    Jules Mummy of 1 Girl & 1 Boy

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    I sterilized until a few weeks after her 1st birthday as that was what i always thought was correct, however , i saw my HV soon after for the MMR and she said i could have stopped at 10 months :dohh:
     
  13. sarah0108

    sarah0108 Well-Known Member

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    i still sterilise but sometimes if i just washed the bottles and she wants one i make one before its sterilised, so im kind of half and half atm :) x
     
  14. kelly2903

    kelly2903 mum2princess an expectin

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    i stopped at 8 month ish lilly was on food and i didnt sterlise her plates and bowls so i didmt see the point any more she was fine 100%
     
  15. charliebear

    charliebear Mum to AJ & Pumpkin

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    I stopped doing bowls, spoons and sippys at 10ish months and stopped bottles at 12ish months.
     
  16. bumpsmum

    bumpsmum Mummy to Matthew & Daniel

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    I still steralise everything, bottles, spoons, bowels etc force of habit steraliser right next to sink so always just stick the lot in will prob keep going til 12 months for no other reason than habit. x
     
  17. JayleighAnn

    JayleighAnn Guest

    I don't really sterilise TBH, I don't use bottles but his dummys I just give them a good scrub with hot soapy water, I voted before 6months as when OH was giving him a bottle of EBM we did sterilise, but he's not had one of those since about 4mo
     
  18. genkigemini

    genkigemini Jack-Jack's Mommy

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    Ditto. I use my dishwasher and it has a REALLY hot drying cycle.
     
  19. Connah'sMommy

    Connah'sMommy Well-Known Member

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    I didnt think it would be so varied tbh,but i can remember when my little sister was still taking bottles( only 2 years ago )it was reccomended that you sterilise until LO is a year old but now my HV said 6 months. So im really unsure,part of me wants to sterilise til 1 year but part of me thinks it could be ok to stop at 6 months...
    And im sure for those who have stopped at 6 months their LO's have been fine but there is always a chance LO could get ill right? or is this unlikely?
     
  20. TigerLady

    TigerLady CaveTiger Clan Mama

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    I sterlize his milk bottles and my pump parts and probably will continue to do so until I no longer use them.

    I don't bother with anything else.

    And I don't sterilize JUST before using -- I sterlize after I wash them and then put them in the cabinent. They might sit there for a few weeks before I use them again, but I don't rewash or sterilize them.

    I also used my dishwasher on the "sterilize" cycle, but found they didn't rinse well enough for my liking. But would have liked to continue doing it that way if they had.
     

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