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“What age do you stop sterilising bottles? I have an 11 month old baby girl and want to know when its safe to stop sterilising?”

Posted by Janet, 10/04/13

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  • It’s important to sterilise all your baby’s feeding equipment, including bottles and teats, until they are at least 12 months old. This will protect your baby against infections, in particular diarrhoea and vomiting.


  • I always sterlize until i quit them their bottles


  • I stopped at about 6 month


  • My little ones were always breast fed, so when I switched to bottles in preparation for an overseas trip I was steriling the bottles by boiling them and forgot about them, almost burning the house down. I wish I knew that you only had to sterile for first 6-12 months. Doh! Almost learnt the lesson the hard way


  • We stopped for our first about 1yewr old when we transitioned to cows milk


  • For my first I stop sterilising at about 15months. :) for my second I will stop at 12 months. :)


  • yeah around one year old mark


  • People vary, but I always washed the milk bottles and then sterilised them. I never sterilised sippy cups or water bottles etc.


  • I stopped steralising after my children’s first birthdays.


  • i stopped at the 12 month mark


  • I always sterilising it after used it. To make sure the bottle is clean from germ.


  • I kept it up until 12 months.


  • I think it would be fine to stop now at 11 months.


  • What did you decide on when to stop sterilising?


  • about 12 months of age


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