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Do you sterilise your weaning equipment?!

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milkyman Tue 11-Oct-16 09:01:01

I just read in my gina ford book that yiu should. Second ds but i never have blush

Spookybitch Tue 11-Oct-16 09:02:54

Do you mean bowls and spoons etc? If so, definitely not!

peaceloveandbiscuits Tue 11-Oct-16 09:03:23

No! You can stop sterilising at 6 months.

user1466690252 Tue 11-Oct-16 09:03:56

No that's crazy. Don't waste your energy

milkyman Tue 11-Oct-16 09:18:35

Oh good! Must have read it wrong!

mouldycheesefan Tue 11-Oct-16 09:26:16

I did! Dummies, ice cube trays, beakers, bowls, plates they were all sterilised. But not pans. Did it till they were one. In my defence they were premature and I was probably over anxious.

TheWrathFromHighAtopTheThing Tue 11-Oct-16 09:29:39

God, no.

Imnotaslimjim Tue 11-Oct-16 09:34:28

Nope, you can stop sterilising everything apart from equipment for milk from 6 months. Bottles etc should be until they're 1

peaceloveandbiscuits Tue 11-Oct-16 09:36:23

Oops I stopped sterilising bottles after six months, too! I figured the stuff he was putting in his mouth off the floor was grimmer than anything lurking in a freshly washed bottle grinenvy

Timetogrowup2016 Tue 11-Oct-16 10:31:43

My dd is 8 months,
I only sterilise her milk bottles.
Spoons, bowls and sippt cups are just washed in warm soapy water

milkshakeandmonstermunch Tue 11-Oct-16 10:35:56

I sterilsed sippy cups, spoons etc. until DD1 was 1! Do I not need to do that? Due DD2 so would be good to avoid the faff. Good point by PP - once they start crawling they probably pick up worse from the floor. Why did I think it was 1?

Konyaa Tue 11-Oct-16 10:57:29

I didn't sterilise weaning equipment.
I didn't have weaning equipment. DS ate what was chucked at him from what we were having.
I definitely do not let gina ford's books into the house :-)

mrschatty Tue 11-Oct-16 10:59:46

I sterilise everything and I mean EVERYTHING blush hand blender ice cube trays spoons etc and my dd is 9m

Spudlet Tue 11-Oct-16 11:02:15

Was it Gina Ford that reckoned you should sterilise your boobs or was that someone else? grin

FoxMulder Tue 11-Oct-16 11:03:26

I'm not sure I've ever sterilised anything...DS is 2.5. But he didn't have dummies or bottles.

user1474781546 Tue 11-Oct-16 11:17:55

I didn't have "weaning equipment", apart from a few plastic bowls and spoons.
I didn't do blending or purees, my babies just started eating normal family food.

user1474781546 Tue 11-Oct-16 11:20:50

fox- same here. I have never sterilised anything, but again I never used bottles or dummies.

JeanGenie23 Tue 11-Oct-16 11:25:29

Bloody hate Gina Ford, don't listen to a word she says.

I stopped sterilising bottles (never bothered with spoons and bowls) at about 7mnths when I caught dd crawling to cat food and put a load in her mouth. shock

Boogers Tue 11-Oct-16 13:29:46

Another one who hates Gina Ford. I threw her books out. Didn't give them away. Threw them out, they were that bad. Mumsnet gives much better advice that doesn't just come from one perspective.

Pans, plates, beakers without the sippy bit, cutlery etc should all be fine to be washed in hot water with washing up liquid. I've always sterilised the sippy bits/straws/mouthpieces of bottles and still cold sterilise DD's school bottle in Milton at the end of the week because I just can't get to all the components with a brush.

mouldycheesefan Tue 11-Oct-16 13:31:53

I loved the Gina ford book it was great, so helpful. However mine were already in the Gina ford routine as they were in scbu for a month and it's basically the same routine as hospital routine.

ALongTimeComing Tue 11-Oct-16 13:34:40

No. I think anything that you use formula in maybe but we didn't use it so not sure? Gina Ford is insane, ignore.

HumphreyCobblers Tue 11-Oct-16 13:49:10

I think in many other countries they do not sterilise even bottles - they simply wash them properly and that is entirely adequate.

There was a long running thread about this in MN when I joined years ago.

I found the whole sterilising thing made me incredibly anxious when I was a new mum. I have never sterilised anything for my subsequent children. Dishwashing or properly washing in hot soapy water and then allowed to air dry.

Mrscog Tue 11-Oct-16 14:11:02

No, never sterilized anything (although didn't use anything that would have required sterilization until 6 months anyway and went straight to cups not bottles).

Spookybitch Tue 11-Oct-16 14:21:27

For whoever asked, it wasnt GF who suggested sterilising nipples, it was Jo Frost.

In fact, she suggested one should dip then in cold water before starting and then put vinegar on them shock

Gives a whole new meaning to vinegar tits grin

Boogers Tue 11-Oct-16 14:24:06

Spooky grin

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