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How old were you kiddies when you stopped steralising their bottles? It's not like I haven't done this before, I have a 3 year old, but cannot seem to recall when I stopped steralising. I seem to thin… Read More
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
How old were you kiddies when you stopped steralising their bottles? It's not like I haven't done this before, I have a 3 year old, but cannot seem to recall when I stopped steralising. I seem to think it was somewhere between 6 & 10 months but not sure.

My daughter is 5 months, is taking solids and pre-boiled water from non steralised containers/cups.
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
i think you should always steralize thyre bottles untill you evetually wean the off them
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#3
i breast fed for the first 13 months but used to sterilise the bowls etc for weaning... i think once they're crawling, moving around, sucking on the carpet etc, there's no point in sterilising bottles xxx
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i think around 5 -6 mnths is about right, when they start on solids.
#5
You can usually stop from 6 months onwards. Though I think we left it until they were about 8-10months from memory. Overprotective probably.

For those who sterilise, steam steriliserrs all the way. Cold one's are a pain in the ass.

CJ
#6
ClarityofMind
i breast fed for the first 13 months but used to sterilise the bowls etc for weaning... i think once they're crawling, moving around, sucking on the carpet etc, there's no point in sterilising bottles xxx


sucking on the carpet etc..........................love it ...really made me chuckle
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lol @ sucking on carpet
#8
ClarityofMind
i breast fed for the first 13 months but used to sterilise the bowls etc for weaning... i think once they're crawling, moving around, sucking on the carpet etc, there's no point in sterilising bottles xxx



Crikey, bet that was fun once the teeth came through lol!!
#9
I sterilised bottles for first baby. Totally didn't for the second one. Washed after use and kept aside. Rinsed with boiled water before use. She never even got a fever as far as I can remember. :)
#10
goonertillidie
lol @ sucking on carpet


lolled at you lollin ...lol
#11
Marina
I sterilised bottles for first baby. Totally didn't for the second one. Washed after use and kept aside. Rinsed with boiled water before use. She never even got a fever as far as I can remember. :)



That's probably quite a good idea actually, if you are too careful with steralising etc they don't build up any kind of immunity!
#12
Marina
I sterilised bottles for first baby. Totally didn't for the second one. Washed after use and kept aside. Rinsed with boiled water before use. She never even got a fever as far as I can remember. :)


NO WAY !!!! did your baby never get thrush or anything ?
#13
silkymolo
Crikey, bet that was fun once the teeth came through lol!!


oh my youngest got his first few teeth almost immediately too!

but he rarely bit me, maybe the once or twice caught me slightly and made me wince lol

it's no worse though than when you first start the breastfeeding and have to survive all the cracked nipples and dry skin though ...

worth it to do the healthy thing xxx
#14
goonertillidie
lol @ sucking on carpet


they do!!! lol xxxx
#15
Thanks for the input everyone, I was aiming for about 6 months to stop it, and as stated by CoM, there ain't much point while she is 'sucking on the carpet' which she does seem to have a penchant for lol!
suspended#16
i think its once they start getting around on the floor and sucking everything .... if they are picking all things up on the floor seems silly to sterilise any more x
#17
Everything should be sterilised until 6 months. And because i got electric steamer still at 20 months i steam as its a clean safe place to store everything. But once they steamed i will go bk and fro to it. Unlike b4 6 months once you open it once they no longer sterilise IYKWIM
#18
queenlush;6324767
NO WAY !!!! did your baby never get thrush or anything ?

No. She had mild fever only after starting nursery when she was 18 months old.:thumbsup:

If bottles are thoroughly cleaned they are fine, imo:)
#19
Marina
I sterilised bottles for first baby. Totally didn't for the second one. Washed after use and kept aside. Rinsed with boiled water before use. She never even got a fever as far as I can remember. :)


i would never have got away with that with my preemies, have to be really careful as the immune system builds up in those last few months of pregnancy.

with a full term baby though i would think they do have a few months of mum's immunities in their blood x
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queenlush
lolled at you lollin ...lol


i lolled @ you lol @ me lol?!
#21
silkymolo
Thanks for the input everyone, I was aiming for about 6 months to stop it, and as stated by CoM, there ain't much point while she is 'sucking on the carpet' which she does seem to have a penchant for lol!


see its not just my babies that do it lol

i'm off to stop my three yr old from sucking the dogs tail........... :-D
#22
ClarityofMind
oh my youngest got his first few teeth almost immediately too!

but he rarely bit me, maybe the once or twice caught me slightly and made me wince lol

it's no worse though than when you first start the breastfeeding and have to survive all the cracked nipples and dry skin though ...

worth it to do the healthy thing xxx


I tried with both of mine, but didn't seem to produce enough with my son, he was having to get topped up by bottles. When in hospital with daughter she never seemed full, so they hooked me up to a double pump (very undignified!!) and couldn't produce even an ounce! I wanted to breastfeed because like you say it's the healthiest option!
#23
goonertillidie;6324800
i lolled @ you lol @ me lol?!

I lolled @goon lolling @ queen lolling @ goon before, lol!! :-D
[mod]#24
my lil boy licks the fish tank...
[mod]#25
Marina
I lolled @goon lolling @ queen lolling @ goon before, lol!! :-D


:w00t: give up lol
#26
goonertillidie;6324824
:w00t: give up lol

I win :p
#27
Marina
I lolled @goon lolling @ queen lolling @ goon before, lol!! :-D


Ohhhh how i lolled @ you lollin at me and gooner lollin @ each other lollin. :p
#28
goonertillidie
my lil boy licks the fish tank...


better than bus windows :thumbsup:
#29
We have just stopped now, could have done it earlier.(9 months) We just used boiled water in the summer when camping and he was 7 months then and no ill affects. Soon as they are on the ground they build up their immune system.
#30
silkymolo
I tried with both of mine, but didn't seem to produce enough with my son, he was having to get topped up by bottles. When in hospital with daughter she never seemed full, so they hooked me up to a double pump (very undignified!!) and couldn't produce even an ounce! I wanted to breastfeed because like you say it's the healthiest option!


I had to use the darn milking macine in hospital too. Horrible isnt it?

My lil man was two months early so he couldnt suck and was tube fed straight into his stomach. At first i used to produce just a single millilitre of colostrum after ten minutes of being milked like a cow, literally... but within maybe 3 days or so? i was filling up three bottles at a time with thick frothy milk. Turned that machine up to MAX I did and tried to think about fat lil babies to get the milk flowing lol!

Was determined to feed him myself as my son before my last one died at birth and i so longed to be a "proper" Mum and be feeding my baby instead of just sitting by a grave xx
[mod]#31
queenlush
better than bus windows :thumbsup:


HAHA:-D
#32
queenlush;6324835
Ohhhh how i lolled @ you lollin at me and gooner lollin @ each other lollin. :p

I really lolled @ you lolling at me @ you lolling @ goon lolling @ you lolling @ goon. :p
#33
ClarityofMind;6324865
I had to use the darn milking macine in hospital too. Horrible isnt it?

My lil man was two months early so he couldnt suck and was tube fed straight into his stomach. At first i used to produce just a single millilitre of colostrum after ten minutes of being milked like a cow, literally... but within maybe 3 days or so? i was filling up three bottles at a time with thick frothy milk. Turned that machine up to MAX I did and tried to think about fat lil babies to get the milk flowing lol!

Was determined to feed him myself as my son before my last one died at birth and i so longed to be a "proper" Mum and be feeding my baby instead of just sitting by a grave xx


Come here :friends:x x
#34
Marina
I really lolled @ you lolling at me @ you lolling @ goon lolling @ you lolling @ goon. :p


Stop it woman ...i am sat in reception with tears rolling down my face and people are walking past me :-D
#35
queenlush
Stop it woman ...i am sat in reception with tears rolling down my face and people are walking past me :-D


lol

waiting for the people in white coats to come arrest dirty gertie and take her to a place of safety :-D
#36
Marina
Come here :friends:x x


awww I wuv you honey xxxx
#37
I have just stopped now, my boy is 9 months. I sterilised until 12 months with my 1st though.
#38
ClarityofMind
lol

waiting for the people in white coats to come arrest dirty gertie and take her to a place of safety :-D


Dirty Gertie only exists in the evenings after a few little drinky poos...when i am at work i am the efficient Miss Jones .....;-)
#39
queenlush;6324908
Stop it woman ...i am sat in reception with tears rolling down my face and people are walking past me :-D

I win :-D
#40
ClarityofMind;6324934
awww I wuv you honey xxxx

I wuv you too x x x :p

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