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At what age did you stop sterilizing bottles?

My DS is 6 1/2 months old. Do you think I still need to sterilize his bottles?

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Asked by BlainesMommy09 at 3:24 PM on Oct. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • We stopped when my daughter stopped drinking. She was about 1.

    Answer by Jguevara at 3:25 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • Yes, I think you should still be sterilizing the bottles. I stopped shortly after 1 year.

    Answer by QandA at 3:27 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • I never sterilized my baby bottles.


    Answer by louise2 at 3:31 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • I sterilized the first use then just washed with hot water and soap from there on out.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:38 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • I sterilized them one time then just hot soapy water (and then a dishwasher in our new house)

    Answer by hypermamaz at 3:42 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • I never sterilized them. I put them in the dishwasher.

    Answer by mompam at 4:00 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • I never sterilized anything. I would stop at this point though.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 4:47 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • I still do and don't plan on stopping until they are done with bottles. They are 7 months old. I use the microwave steralizer that I got from babies r us. I use it every time. Boiling took way too much effort :)

    Answer by dennysgirl07 at 5:08 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • I sterlized the first time I used them and that was it. Your gut and your babies gut is not a sterile system. The baby's mouth isn't sterile. The water and formula aren't sterile. Breaskmilk isn't sterile. Hot soapy water or a dishwasher is more than sufficient.

    Answer by Greenbeans422 at 5:10 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • I never sterilized mine. I just let the nipples sit in the hot soapy water longer than anything else.

    Answer by Queentdi at 5:22 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

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