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How old was your child when you stopped sterilizing bottles?

Just wodering how long everyone sterilized their LO's bottles, nipples, and pacifiers.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:59 PM on Jun. 25, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i only "sterilized" them once. boiled them all before they used them, then after that they got washed in the dishwasher, so i didn't technically go crazy sterilizing them but the dishwasher does that.
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 11:00 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • My doctor told me to put them in the dishwasher and it would do it's thing.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • I never did sterilize all I did was wash them in hot soapy water
    looovemybabies

    Answer by looovemybabies at 11:02 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • I only ever sterilized bottles and pacifiers when they were brand new. After that they were washed in hot soapy water or in the dish washer more for convenience than for sterilization.
    jessicarae787

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 11:02 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • I do after every use. I soak them in diluted bleach water, wash with soap, then boil them..... he's 1. I do it with sippy cups too....I only this because he's so small and prone to getting sick.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • dishwasher is all i use
    ryanlynn

    Answer by ryanlynn at 11:20 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • dishwasher
    stepmom929

    Answer by stepmom929 at 11:28 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • Hot soap and water is all I ever use.
    luckysevenwow

    Answer by luckysevenwow at 11:53 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • I boiled them once a week. That was mostly to help ward off any thrush infections. I don't know if it helped but she never had one until months after she was off the bottle.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 12:04 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • only when i first bought them. I only even did this the first month or two
    amymartinez0214

    Answer by amymartinez0214 at 12:05 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

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