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05/03/2014 at 20:08
OK, so my excuse is that I was pregnant for most of E's first year and the pregnancy hormones have killed my brain cells! So here are my daft questions-
When can I give tap water instead of cooled boiled?
When do I stop sterilising bowls/spoons etc for food?
When do I need to put the cot on the lower level?
There was another one but i've forgotten it which says it all!
05/03/2014 at 20:29
We stopped giving cooled boiled water for drinks about 8 months maybe? For no particular reason though, just couldn't be bothered anymore!
We never sterilised spoons/bowls, everything was going in her mouth by that point anyway.
We had her cot on the lower level from when she was first in it, but I suppose when they do more than just lay down so there's no risk of them sitting up and leaning over the edgeor whatever
05/03/2014 at 20:43
Thanks Nenas. My H put the cotbed up today and I think it's going to have to go on the lower level. She's sitting but can't pull herself up into a sitting position but is pulling up on all fours so I don't think it's worth the risk! That'll make him happy - more work! The only problem now is how to get in her the thing! x
05/03/2014 at 20:51
Tap water is fine from 6 months.
I never sterilised bowls or spoons, just put them through the dishwasher.
Move the cot base down when they can pull up to standing on the side.
05/03/2014 at 20:53
Thanks Margot! Any idea when baby brain ends and normal service is resumed? I literally would forget my head if it wasn't attached these days!
05/03/2014 at 21:04
6 mths for stopping sterilising other than milk bottles, 6 mths for stopping having cooled boiled water.
Cot needs to go down a level when they can sit and then when they can stand.
05/03/2014 at 21:06
I've never sterilised cups or spoons. Tap water from 6 months. S can sit unaided but can't sit himself up from lying down so we haven't moved his cot down yet
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