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Don't you just stick it in your gob and suck it or AIBU?

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Libitina Sat 23-Jul-16 12:31:15

I've just seen a competition down the side of the page on here for a 'Portable Soother Steriliser'. Unless your baby is immunocompromised, don't most parents just give a dropped dummy a quick suck to remove any grit and then hand it back to their DC?

Ham69 Sat 23-Jul-16 12:34:28

YABU. Sorry, always hated seeing this.

Thisismyalias Sat 23-Jul-16 12:35:35

And i thought this would be a different thread shock

UmbongoUnchained Sat 23-Jul-16 12:36:34

I thought we were supposed to dip it in vodka? grin

NeedACleverNN Sat 23-Jul-16 12:36:52

Meh. I always picked it up and sucked the dummy. Life's too short to worry about germs on a dummy but other parents want to steralise it and it should be their choice.

Some babies might need extra protection such as being immuno compromised, premature or very poorly

Libitina Sat 23-Jul-16 12:37:19

YABU. Sorry, always hated seeing this.

So what do you do? Do you have one of these or do you carry half a dozen freshly sterilised dummies everywhere with you?

mogloveseggs Sat 23-Jul-16 12:37:19

No brandy, good for teething grin

youngestisapsycho Sat 23-Jul-16 12:37:49

Yeah, pick up, quick suck and back in baby's mouth!

AWaspOnAWindowInAHeatwave Sat 23-Jul-16 12:39:21

I tend to have two in rotation - one to use during the day (quick suck to remove carpet fluff/grit etc if dropped) then sterilise overnight, another that lives in the cot at night and sterilise during the day. As long as they're getting a proper clean regularly I don't see the issue.

purplemunkey Sat 23-Jul-16 12:39:38

Ha ha thisismyalias, me too!

I think it depends on where it was dropped and age of baby. I always took spares with caps on when she was tiny, a dropped one would go back in the bag for sterilising. As she got bigger, if dropped indoors I might give it a wipe and rinse before giving back but if its dropped outdoors I wouldn't give it back without s proper clean.

LilacSpunkMonkey Sat 23-Jul-16 12:40:10

I'm just waiting to see how many people tell OP how disgusting she is.

Because that's how threads like this go, with people falling over themselves to be the most outraged and use the most hyperbole.

UmbongoUnchained Sat 23-Jul-16 12:43:56

When she was tiny I used to just run it under hot water. But as she got bigger I just used to suck it clean.

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 23-Jul-16 12:44:21

Just more crap to flog to parents. These guys see them coming a mile off.

Quick suck and back in. Always carry a spare.
Enough shit to carry without a dummy sterilising tub.


Libitina Sat 23-Jul-16 12:45:05

I'm just waiting to see how many people tell OP how disgusting she is.


I can handle it. My DC only had a dummy for a couple of weeks and just decided he didn't like it and kept spitting it out so I didn't bother giving it to him anymore. TBF, at that young age and as my PFB, I wouldn't have done that but I'm positive I eventually would have. Seen loads of other people doing it though.

Kitsandkids Sat 23-Jul-16 12:47:19

Well, I have heard that your mouth carries more germs than the floor so you shouldn't do it.

But, I also know that parents have been doing it for years and most babies have survived so, meh.

XLFactor Sat 23-Jul-16 12:53:12

Am clearly a bit of a deviant, this was not the topic that sprang to mind when I read this titlehmmblush

littlerabbitface Sat 23-Jul-16 12:54:13

I tend to sterilise over night and have a slate but have been known to put in my mouth or run under a tap.

He sticks his hands in his mouth and they're definitely not sterile so I'm not too worried.

I thought sterilising was more about milk being dangerous than general germs?

BeaArthursUnderpants Sat 23-Jul-16 12:56:46

I run it under water. I'm pretty sure adults' mouths are pretty disgusting.

PovertyPain Sat 23-Jul-16 12:57:10

Would you do it if it fell on the road/footpath, or just in the house? I think that makes a difference.

Grassgreendashhabi Sat 23-Jul-16 12:58:59

I do it UNLESS I have cold or coldsore

I usually have two on the go

FireLamp Sat 23-Jul-16 13:00:13

I stopped sterilising them when DS was around 5months. I just give it a quick wipe with a water-wipe or damp tissue. Not keen on sucking it myself when it's been on the floor!

littlerabbitface Sat 23-Jul-16 13:03:53

I would only ever do it In the house. Nowhere else.

Arfarfanarf Sat 23-Jul-16 13:08:55

Nope. Because i didnt really want to take something up that had my baby's drool and possibly a bit of milky sick on and had then been dropped onto a pavement that had possibly had drunken vomit previously on it or dog shit or piss or blood or all of the above, stick it in my own germ filled mouth and then put it back in my baby's gob.

I used one of those fragrance free baby wipes if no water available.

Longlost10 Sat 23-Jul-16 13:13:34

this was frowned upon at one stage, but now it is considered possible that it is helpful to the child's immunity to be exposed to the bacteria in the mothers mouth

mrsfuzzy Sat 23-Jul-16 13:13:41

used to use a baby wipe when out and about, wash at home, pavement, your mouth bay's mouth, that's rank.

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