When Lacie had her eight week jabs, she also was immunised against Rotavirus.
The immunisation is an oral vaccination and basically protects them from a highly infectious stomach bug that can cause an unpleasant bout of diarrhoea, sometimes with vomiting, tummy ache and fever. The problem is, they obviously give her a small dose of the virus, so it’s vital that for the next three weeks, me and mark wash our hands after every nappy change and don’t suck her dummy when it needs carrying or cleaning. Basically because the vaccine is given to your baby by mouth, it’s possible that the virus in the vaccine will pass through your baby’s gut and be picked up by whoever changes their nappy. It could also be on her dummy, so sterilisation is vital over the next few weeks.
Thankfully, I came across this Milton Mini Portable Soother Steriliser and it has come in really handy ever since.
Basically, the cleaner allows you to sterilise dummies on the go, is compact and really easy to use. You fill to line with water, dissolve a Milton tablet, insert the sponges and pour away any excess water. You’re then ready to go and can sterilise as many dummies as you wish for 24hrs! The sterilising process takes less than 15 minutes and is made by a brand that I really trust. I never leave the house without it. I can’t tell you how many times we have dropped her dummy – or I’ve found it in my 2-year old Nephew’s mouth. Cheeky little monkey!