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when can I stop sterilizing bottles?

(6 Posts)
janx Thu 10-Jul-08 14:47:41

Thats it really - can't remember if I stopped after a year with my dd - it was a while ago now

thumbsucker Thu 10-Jul-08 15:00:43

I stopped when mine were starting to move around and pick things up off the floor and put them in their mouths (around 6 months). Also, if you have a dishwasher it's usually hotter than water you would wash up in, so no need to sterilise.

janx Thu 10-Jul-08 15:07:33

That will be now then - he has everything in his mouth - have a dishwasher so hurrah no need to sterilize anymore

muppetgirl Thu 10-Jul-08 15:13:03

I stopped quite early with my second (about 'moving about' time with my first though) when the dog came up and licked his hands which ds 2 then stuffed in his mouth...

twelveyeargap Thu 10-Jul-08 15:19:55

Just dishwash everything. No need to sterilse. Ever. Nobody in the US sterilises (sterilzes? hmm)

Alternatively, wash in hot soapy water, rinse in hot water and leave to air dry on clean kitchen paper. It's what UCHL recommend for babies leaving the special care unit.

MuffinMclay Thu 10-Jul-08 15:23:45

I stopped at about 4 months.

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