Sterilising bottles

Lizette - posted on 08/09/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Until what age should baby's bottles be sterilised??

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Kelly - posted on 08/09/2009

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I stopped sterilizing around 8 months. I'm not sure if you have a dishwasher or not but someone already has mentioned how easy it is in the dishwasher. That's what I recommend because the water gets so hot in there it sterilizes very well and they come out sparkling clean.

Not sure what kind of bottles you use, either plastic or glass..but either way, I always added about a teaspoon of Javex to my hot water when sterlizing and this is recommended by a lot of people because it kills any kind of bacteria or germs. If you are soaking the bottles in the sink, let them soak for about 5 minutes, if you are using a pot to boil and sterilize you can add the javex in there too and let them boil hard for about a minute or two, then remove and air dry and if you are using a dishwasher add a little javex at the beginning of the cycle just pour it in and you will see a huge difference.



Hope that has helped!

Sherry - posted on 08/09/2009

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1 year old, we wait untill we have a few bottles then wash them on a hot cycle in the dishwasher it cleans and sterilise them with out you needing to lift a finger.

Cathelijn - posted on 08/09/2009

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It depends on you,some people say 1 year some say 6 months some people do it until 2 years. My daughter is 8 months and I still do it but more because it is just as easy and they are nice and tidy in the sterilizer.. If it would have been a hassle I would have stopped around 6 months, when she started to go to nursery plenty of germs there!`

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