Why is sterilisation important for babies?

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Sterilisation is a very important process, used in various different industries and also in the home. Sterilisation helps to prevent the development and spread of harmful infections and allows medical professionals to re-use instruments and equipment without passing on infections and illnesses. Sterilisation is very important for babies because their immune systems are not fully developed, which ultimately means that they are vulnerable to illnesses. Without sterilising units, infections such as gastroenteritis would be much more common and many babies could lose their lives. Sterilisation is recommended for the first year of a baby’s life. During this time their bottles, dummies and … [Read more...]