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When is the best time to stop sterizling bottles? and when can my 9 month old sleep with a pillow?

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Asked by MommyBear335 at 5:32 PM on Aug. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You don't have to sterilize bottles at all after the first time. As long as you wash them in hot soapy water. My daughter slept with a sleep positioner when she was really tiny. She sleeps with us, so she sleeps with pillows all the time. She's 2 next week.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 5:34 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I'd say due to SIDS a pillow would be safe at 12 months... Sterilizing bottles? I just run them through the dishwasher.

    Answer by Glamourina at 5:45 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I never sterilized my bottles - just washed them with hot water and soap. My kids all got a pillow when they moved into a bed.

    Answer by micheledo at 5:54 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I sterilized till she stopped using them...mines slept on a pillow since birth...

    Answer by mekarevell at 12:21 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • When I first brought my daughter home I did not sterilize at all then when she was a month old she got thrush and the doctor told me to sterilize. I'm a germ freak too, everyone had to sanitize their hands before they held her and any time anything of hers hit the ground I rewashed it, it didn't matter if it was a blanket or the bottom of a bottle it got rewashed so i believe by nor sterilizing she got thrush

    Answer by MelSwim7 at 10:01 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

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