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Until what age do you sterilize bottles?

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    FutureHKmom is offline Registered User
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    Until what age do you sterilize bottles?

    My son is 14 months old and still takes a bottle in the morning, afternoon and evening - though I will plan to cut out the afternoon bottle soon. Do I still need to be sterilizing his bottles now? Thanks.

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    Most advice I have read suggests that after 6 months of age you don't really need to sterilise bottles anymore.

    I was actually going to post a similar thread this week as my daughter is now 6 months and I was going to keep sterilising for now but I wondered whether there is any disadvantage to doing so. I know some people have theories that it is actually good for a baby's immune system to be exposed to bacteria etc.

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    I suppose that since my son drinks water from a sippy cup that I don't sterilize it would be ok for him to drink milk from a bottle that is not sterilized......

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    You can stop when he starts eating solids... unless you also want to sterilize his spoon, plates etc...

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    Read that around 6 months, and mostly, once the baby starts picking up stuffs to put in his/her mouth.

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    i continued to sterilize my son's bottles and pacifiers until around 18 months. I had the sterilizer so there was no harm in doing it - takes 2 seconds.

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    i sterilized until 1 years old and then kind of let it slide a bit because she was starting to drink from a sippy cup...

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    i sterilised until she is 6 months old..

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