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sterilizing bottles

i just read a question and the answers about sterilizing until 12 months. Some of the answers were that they didnt sterilize their bottles. i was just wondering at what age did you stop? My baby's 4 months. is it ok not to serilize her bottles? Also one of the answers said sterilizing can break down the plastic in the bottle, what does this mean and does all types of sterilizing do this? i boil my bottles for 5 mins.
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Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016-
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Our local doctor told us that we could stop boiling our daughters bottles when she was around 10 months, we now just wash them in clean soapy water then rinse them because she uses them. And we havent had a single issue with that. But we still have to boil the water before we use it (like usual).

[d] By: Guest
Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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I steralised my kids bottles until they were about 12 months old.  I used a steralising solution rather than boiling as I found it easier and it doesn't wear the plastic out.  There was also no need to rinse anything and I could steralise anything in it rather than being limited to plastic bottles, cups, teats etc.

[d] By: Guest
Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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i steralized bottles until my girls were off the bottle (18mths).  if you don't have steralizing solution, boiling the bottles is just as good.  after all our parents and grandparents wouldn't have had steralizing solution when they were new parents.

[d] By: Guest
Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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Hi, I sterlized our bottles in a sterlizer that I got from my sister, it is an avent one.  We sterilized our bottles until about 10mths I think it was.   When my son started to crawl and put just about everything under the sun in his mouth (you can't watch them 24/7) we kept sterilizing the bottles then thought why bother, so we stopped. We used to just wash the bottles in soppy hot water and rince them.   Now at 20mth when he is still having a bed time bottle we just put all of it in the dishwasher.

[d] By: Guest
Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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sterilization was first introduced when bad hygiene practices were linked to high infant mortality rate.  These days, with better knowledge and cleaner water supplies it has been found that sterilizing is no longer necessary as long as you use proper cleaning techniques.  Some habits are harder to get out of than others.  I personally sterilize until the age of around 6 months, or until the baby is crawling (which ever comes first).  If a bottle is being made up and used straight away there is little time for bacteria to grow so I wont sterilize.  If I am expressing breastmilk and storing it in the fridge for a day, I will tend to sterilize the bottles first, just because of the storage factor.  Its not the surface bacteria that does the harm (my nipples sure aren't sterile when I breastfeed) its the storage of milk in containers that contain bacteria (which can multiply rapidly in the right environment) that can cause the problem.   babies stick all sorts in their mouths and get immunity this way (hands than have been crawling on the floor then get sucked on- its the same as licking the floor!!). Having said this- vigorous cleaning of bottles can cause probs too- scratches in bottles can cause tiny grooves where bacteria can hide, so keep an eye on the quality of your bottles. There is no problem with continuing to sterilize if you wish to do so.

[d] By: Guest
Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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Hi, the issue in plastic bottles is a chemical called BPA, and in Canada, (at least in my province) all plastic bottles containing BPA have been recalled and are no longer sold. The heating is an issue, but also when the bottles become scratched or clouded over time. You can easily find BPA free bottles and nipples here. I use glass bottles, and just sterilized them the first time I used them. I boil the water that I use in the bottles (I mix with formula) for 4 minutes.  Hope this helps.

[d] By: Guest
Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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As I said in my answer to the other question, I never bothered with it, so I never stopped because I never started. LOL The breaking down of the bottles can cause the plastic to leach into the fluids on a microscopic level and thus be absorbed by whoever is drinking from it. It doesn't cause any significant amount of harm in the minute quanties that it is consumed as far as anything I've ever read about it, but it is a concern for some people that worry about things like that.

[d] By: Guest
Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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Thanks i never thought of anything like that. it's made me think differently.

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Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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