Just wondering when to stop sterilising bottles etc.

Sarah - posted on 10/13/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Hi Moms



I have an 8mth old son and was just curious as to when feeding equipment such as milk bottles etc no longer needs to be sterilised.



Tks

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Nikki - posted on 10/15/2010

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i sterlised the bottles when we bought them and that was it, as long as they are washed in hot soapy water throuroughly they are fine, some people say 3 months, but def after 6 months. My son was eating everything off the floor, I wanted him to build an immune system

C. - posted on 10/13/2010

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I still make sure our dishes and things are sterilized, always have (high heat setting with heated dry in the dishwasher.. You didn't think I boiled every little thing, did you?)-- That's just how I learned to do dishes growing up. BUT, I got more lenient about it after my son turned 1 year old, and even more so when he was 18mo. I think you should continue to do it at least until 1 year. And mostly you only boil things when they are brand new.. New pacifiers, new nipples, new bottles.. Other than that, the dishwasher is just fine.

September - posted on 10/13/2010

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We stopped at about 6 months of age and then just hand washed them with hot water and soap. I'm sure it varies from family to family.

Margaret-Ann - posted on 10/13/2010

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I sterilized everything right up until my daughter turned 1 year old.

Megan - posted on 10/13/2010

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I only did it when I got new nipples for the bottles. When i did those I did everything though.

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I sterilized things for the first 6 weeks then stopped. Things get pretty sanitized in the dishwasher and our pediatrician said it wasn't necessary unless it was something brand new that you were using for the first time.

Emily - posted on 10/13/2010

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I never sterilized my sons bottles. Except if i put them in the dishwasher. Before I used them the first time I made sure to wash them in the dishwasher first.

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