When to stop sterilizing bottles?

(11 Posts)
Vespar7 Sun 30-Dec-12 21:08:29

Hi,

I am spending my dd's first Christmas with the in-laws and they have been giving lots of advice on looking after a 2 month old. They are telling me that I don't need to sterilize her bottles any more and now DP thinks that I am being silly for wanting to continue sterilizing.

How long have others continued sterilizing?

Thanks

HarleyK Sun 30-Dec-12 21:13:06

All the advice I have been given by midwives, health visitors etc. has been the same, to sterilise bottles up until 12months. I don't know why on earth someone would think it was only 2! confused

HarleyK Sun 30-Dec-12 21:13:37

All the advice I have been given by midwives, health visitors etc. has been the same, to sterilise bottles up until 12months. I don't know why on earth someone would think it was only 2! confused

FestiveFiggy Sun 30-Dec-12 21:15:05

Christ DS turned 1 last week and I'm still sterilising out of habit I'm sure if you google it u can find advice to show your dh

rubyslippers Sun 30-Dec-12 21:15:13

are you using formula or breastmilk?

if formula, then yes you should sterilise until 12 months

breastmilk - no need to sterilise

I stopped at six months once dd started licking the cat.

cookielove Sun 30-Dec-12 21:16:44

At my nursery we sterilise all bottles, spoons and cup lids till they are 12 months but it is a nursery so we have to be very good at those kinds if things smile

bonzo77 Sun 30-Dec-12 21:21:22

I thought you sterilise as long as you use formula. No need to sterilise anything not used with formula (like spoons, dummies or if using normal cows milk).

daisydee43 Sun 30-Dec-12 21:24:38

Yes 6 months is when I stopped but I believe it's as soon as they start eating food, it's a great feeling to pack that beast away lol xxx

daisydee43 Sun 30-Dec-12 21:25:21

...Although, I do wash in a dishwasher so kinda still sterilised...

rogersmellyonthetelly Sun 30-Dec-12 22:36:05

I stopped once they started crawling. Didn't see the point when they were on the floor teething on my slipper or worse!
That said, bottles went in the dishwasher after being scrubbed with bottle brush.

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