when is it ok to stpp sterilising bottles?

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  1. Noo

    Noo Mum to 2 boys xx

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    12 months is generally what is recommended in the UK though I think thats is more to cover theyve been washed sufficiently!
     
  2. HPmum2B

    HPmum2B Well-Known Member

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    This, my understanding is the bacteria that builds up in milk is particularly nasty.

    I believe the UK recommendations are to sterilize everything up to 6 months (bottles, spoons, dummies, etc), and to sterilize anything for milk (bottles, teats etc) up until 1 year.
    However, I think I stopped sterilizing milk bottles around 9 or 10 months, but they are always washed in the top part of the dishwasher on a high setting.
     
  3. Wriggley

    Wriggley Well-Known Member

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    we cold water sterilise - we have a travel steriliser but rarely use it now! we generally just fill the stock pot up with water add a tablet done!

    I will be sterilising til 1 year - im a big fan of germs to help build the immune system one 1 - the germs in milk formula is different to your every day germs and 2 out water is not great in this area! very chalky! when you pour water into a glass you can see all the chalk floating around in it! :/
     
  4. SparkleUK

    SparkleUK Well-Known Member

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    I have that steriliser and mine does the same. It means it's picking up too much water residue.
    I un plug, clean the full thing out, dry thoroughly so completely dry, then put back together and ensure I only put the amount of water in off bottle.
    I normally run a full cycle empty and it sorts itself out xxxx
     
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    laila 44 Well-Known Member

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    Wow I honestly never heard of anyone sterilizing until 1 year omg. That's a toddler. I can't imagine still sterilizing ...
     
  6. misspriss

    misspriss Well-Known Member

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    I stopped when my LO got out of the NICU, but he didn't take bottles until I went back to work at 3 months, and we use EBM in them.

    We like germs too.
     
  7. smileyfaces

    smileyfaces Well-Known Member

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    Stopped at about 3 or 4 months...we just use hot soapy water.
     

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