What age is it safe to stop sterelising your babys bottles?
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Ciera - posted on 08/02/2010
i put my baby on bottles and never steralized them when she was 5 months. just like the other moms have said, they start putting everything in their mouth anyways, so an unsteralized but clean bottle wont hurt. and changing the bottles well you have to eventually i didnt but only because i took my daughter off bottles at 12 months and my bottles still looked pretty good by then, and i also had at least 8 different bottles so they were not used as frequently. but when the nipples start to warp, and the inside starts to get really bumpy and they start even looking a little haggard, you know itss time to change
Varda - posted on 08/01/2010
I sterilized only with my first baby for a month, than with the send and third I didn't, all I did is wash the bottles very good right after using.
my children are 21,17,7 years old and I never had any problems cause by not sterilizing.
I hope this helps (-:
Angela - posted on 07/31/2010
When they start picking up things off the floor and putting them in their mouth. I personally never have sterilized my daughters, other than when i first opened the bottles new. They're washed in hot soapy water just like everything else. She's 10 months and doing fabulously :)
Serena - posted on 07/31/2010
With my first son I stopped at about 8 months. Basically after they start crawling they're putting everything in their mouth anyways plus their immune systems are working at a higher level. This was also at the time when I had to boil nipples before these great new sterilizers that make life easier :)
I wanted to stop with my younger son but then my daughter came along so I'm still sterilizing but that sterlizer was one of the best things I bought.
Elfrieda - posted on 01/04/2011
I'm in Canada, I guess the recommendations here are different.
I was told sterilize the bottles when you get them, then just wash them normally usually and sterilize them once a month, and boil the water you use for formula until 6 months. I boiled the water until he was almost 8 months, but we were travelling in Mexico and Texas, so I wanted to be sure that he wouldn't get sick. He is my firstborn, and I've been a bit more protective of him than I guess I needed to be. :)
I never even heard that you should replace the bottles. If you have the BPA-free ones, I think it's okay not to. If it doesn't say BPA-free, I would replace them every once in a while.
All those rules are different if you have a premie, I think.
Rachel - posted on 01/04/2011
aslong as they are drinking milk. its the bacteria build up yo want to clean out but from 12 months you dont have to clean tem asmuch a simple flush of boiling water will clean them well enough. but if its been 24 hrs + id boil the teats in water
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