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PostSubject: sterilizing   Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:14 am

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how long are you supposed to use the sterilzer for your bottles ,when i had my other 3 it was 12 months but now im hearing you can stop sterilizing bottles at 6 months can any of you help



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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:51 am

I never sterilized my first babies bottles atall. My second child,I did for a while and my third,I never atall.

I believe childrens immune system should be built up naturally.They will not get a good immune system by sterilizing everything as it wont build their immune system right up.

But this is a personal opinion. My son is fine by it.

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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:06 pm

I also was not big at sterilizing, did it for about a month (only by boiling, no tabs or stuff) and my son is fine....

Have to agree with skorpy but as she said it's just my personal opinion
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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:49 am

I sterilised Aidens bottles. The kitchen is where I prepare food, raw meat and that. I would hate to think that my boy could pick up a bad strain of E.coli or salmonella. Doesnt matter how clean you are, there could be some lurking about! I've had food poisioning myself and its not nice at all. I dont know how a small baby would feel with it. At least with sterilising you're more likely to kill off germs, reducing the risk.

In my opinion their 1st year is the most vunerable. If they pick any germs up it could be deadly to them. At around 12 months their immune system has already built up its own defences anyway, so you can stop sterilising then.
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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:17 am

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I sterilised Aidens bottles. The kitchen is where I prepare food, raw meat and that. I would hate to think that my boy could pick up a bad strain of E.coli or salmonella. Doesnt matter how clean you are, there could be some lurking about! I've had food poisioning myself and its not nice at all. I dont know how a small baby would feel with it. At least with sterilising you're more likely to kill off germs, reducing the risk.

In my opinion their 1st year is the most vunerable. If they pick any germs up it could be deadly to them. At around 12 months their immune system has already built up its own defences anyway, so you can stop sterilising then.

I only use one area for raw meats..sure mums are careful in these circumstances Wink

But how did they get on when sterilising was not available. Hot water and washing up liquid kills any germs.Otherwise we would all get germs easy from uncooked meat. Using this and rinsing with cold water in my eye sterilises anything. But like I said we have all got our own opinions. I can understand mums wanting to be extra careful :)

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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:43 am

I use 1 area too, a chopping board. But its on your hands and can spread everywhere. Gets under your nails etc etc. Whatever you touch, you could still have a trace of it. Have you seen those adverts? ewwww lol You cant be too careful.

Didnt they used to boil feeding tackle to a certain degree? Or breastfeed when none of that was available.

Yes we could all get ill, and we do sometimes. But we're adults and not babies, we can handle it better. Unless we get a major case of food poisining and die from it.

I guess its just personal preference Wink
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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:14 am

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I use 1 area too, a chopping board. But its on your hands and can spread everywhere. Gets under your nails etc etc. Whatever you touch, you could still have a trace of it. Have you seen those adverts? ewwww lol You cant be too careful.

Didnt they used to boil feeding tackle to a certain degree? Or breastfeed when none of that was available.

Yes we could all get ill, and we do sometimes. But we're adults and not babies, we can handle it better. Unless we get a major case of food poisining and die from it.

I guess its just personal preference Wink

Yea I can see what you are saying and I have watched the advert..But you would think the mum would wash her hands after touching raw meat when touching her daughters hair lol and the rest of the kitchen things . And when washing a babies bottle you dont have raw meat traces left on your hands when you know your going to wash babies bottles. There are hand washes for bacteria etc

I was thinking at one time of using the sterilising tablets,you use like normal washing up and then thought..well it is no different then using normal washing up products. A steriliser is just steam.Well mine was.Or you can get a microwave one...this is why I thought it is not different then using hot water.

This topic is very interesting actually to who uses sterilising equipment and who don't.

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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:24 am

I have a microwave one, heats up to about 90, lol definatly no germs coming out there alive Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:39 am

My opinion is that sterilizing and boiling are the same thing.....:-)
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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:06 am

Also I think that if sterilising wasnt necessary, why are they so up on it?
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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:53 am

Rebecca-Jayne wrote:
Also I think that if sterilising wasnt necessary, why are they so up on it?

same as everything else in life..... Dont eat this.. or eat that it's better for you. And don't do this it's bad and do that it's better.

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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:39 am

Well we do know that certain things are better for you than others in life. Personal preference again lol Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:31 am

oh i ve caused a debate lol. but anyone any solid answer jack is 9 months and thinking maybe would be ok to stop now ?
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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:17 am

Yes in my point of view...:-)
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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:41 pm

Yes if you think so :)
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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:26 pm

i have always sterilized all of my 6 childrens bottles ect but its personal choice i did so till they were 12 mths old apart from my eldest 2 they were 6 mths xxx

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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:03 am

TA V MUCH

CAN PUT THE BLOODY STERILIZER AWAY NOW AT LAST

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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:32 pm

This is a very good point that has been brought up here, something i havent ever thought of! I dont know when i would of stopped sterilsing all of Declans bottles, probably when he is about 12 months old, i am terrible i sterilise everything!

I am due to go and get Declan weighed in a couple of weeks and i will see the health visitor there and ask her what they recommend!
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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:41 pm

Hey all i am very hot on sterlizing too!! My son is 2 years old and still has bottles and dummys and i sterilize them still to this day!!! My health visitor reccomened that i did until he stoped having a bottle ans dummys!!!

Before sterilizers were about they had milton tabs or just boiling at a high temp works well too!!!

I would rather be safe than sorry!!!

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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:17 am

How long do I need to sterilise feeding equipment for?

  • Bottles, teats and soothers - sterilise for as long as used
  • Plastic spoons and beaker tops - sterilise until around 8 months (thereafter need to be very clean but not sterile)
  • Bowls and beaker bases - wash thoroughly in hot water and store in a clean cupboard


Found this on the mother care site hope this helps!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:26 am

That is a great help, i think i will be sterlising all Declans things until he stops using them!

As much of a pain it is sterlising everything i would prefer to be safe than sorry.

I am terrible when we were away last week, my mother in law kept washing Declans bottles ready for me to sterilise them but as he has the Dr Browns bottles i re-washed them to make sure they were done properly!!!
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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:02 am

i must confess went to put sterilzer away and guess what felt guilty and got it back out again lol
ah well supose im not doing any harm
thank for advice anyway
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PostSubject: Re: sterilizing   Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:20 am

haha Hugs awww hun
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