Mums & Dads, advice needed please!

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Found 18th Sep 2009
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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i think you should always steralize thyre bottles untill you evetually wean the off them

SuperEd

sure its 6 months

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yep 6 months

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

i think around 5 -6 mnths is about right, when they start on solids.

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

ClarityofMind;6324727

i breast fed for the first 13 months but used to sterilise the bowls etc … 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

SuperEd

lol @ sucking on carpet

Original Poster

ClarityofMind;6324727

i breast fed for the first 13 months but used to sterilise the bowls etc … 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!!

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.

goonertillidie;6324740

lol @ sucking on carpet



lolled at you lollin ...lol

Original Poster

Marina;6324755

I sterilised bottles for first baby. Totally didn't for the second one. … 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!

Marina;6324755

I sterilised bottles for first baby. Totally didn't for the second one. … 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 ?

silkymolo;6324741

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

goonertillidie;6324740

lol @ sucking on carpet



they do!!! lol xxxx

Original Poster

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!

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

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

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:)

Marina;6324755

I sterilised bottles for first baby. Totally didn't for the second one. … 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

SuperEd

queenlush;6324758

lolled at you lollin ...lol



i lolled @ you lol @ me lol?!

silkymolo;6324778

Thanks for the input everyone, I was aiming for about 6 months to stop … 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

Original Poster

ClarityofMind;6324768

oh my youngest got his first few teeth almost immediately too!but he … 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 lolit'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!

goonertillidie;6324800

i lolled @ you lol @ me lol?!


I lolled @goon lolling @ queen lolling @ goon before, lol!! :-D

SuperEd

my lil boy licks the fish tank...

SuperEd

Marina;6324819

I lolled @goon lolling @ queen lolling @ goon before, lol!! :-D



:w00t: give up lol

goonertillidie;6324824

:w00t: give up lol


I win

Marina;6324819

I lolled @goon lolling @ queen lolling @ goon before, lol!! :-D



Ohhhh how i lolled @ you lollin at me and gooner lollin @ each other lollin.

goonertillidie;6324820

my lil boy licks the fish tank...



better than bus windows :thumbsup:

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.

silkymolo;6324804

I tried with both of mine, but didn't seem to produce enough with my son, … 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

SuperEd

queenlush;6324839

better than bus windows :thumbsup:



HAHA:-D

queenlush;6324835

Ohhhh how i lolled @ you lollin at me and gooner lollin @ each other … Ohhhh how i lolled @ you lollin at me and gooner lollin @ each other lollin.


I really lolled @ you lolling at me @ you lolling @ goon lolling @ you lolling @ goon.

ClarityofMind;6324865

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

Marina;6324884

I really lolled @ you lolling at me @ you lolling @ goon lolling @ you … I really lolled @ you lolling at me @ you lolling @ goon lolling @ you lolling @ goon.



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

queenlush;6324908

Stop it woman ...i am sat in reception with tears rolling down my face … 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

Marina;6324899

Come here :friends:x x



awww I wuv you honey xxxx

I have just stopped now, my boy is 9 months. I sterilised until 12 months with my 1st though.

ClarityofMind;6324930

lolwaiting for the people in white coats to come arrest dirty gertie and … lolwaiting 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 .....;-)

queenlush;6324908

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


I win :-D

ClarityofMind;6324934

awww I wuv you honey xxxx


I wuv you too x x x
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