New parents are often in a fix when it comes to cleaning baby’s feeding bottles. Here are top 4 how to clean tips!
It is very important to take care of general hygiene of baby. Their immune system are not as well developed as in the case adults. That’s why, it becomes even more important to make sure that we keep our little ones away from dirt, dust, and viruses. Of course, it is not possible to monitor each and everything, however one of the most important aspect of baby’s hygiene is to offer milk and water in a properly washed feeding bottle. Food poisoning should be avoided at any cost. Since newborns and infants are at an increased risk for food poisoning, learning the basics of baby bottle safety is important to keeping your little one protected. Today, we bring to you 4 tips on how to clean your baby’s feeding bottle.
1. Know the bottle parts: A typical baby bottle has 4 to 5 parts. A soft silicon nipple, standard and transparent BPA free-bottle, one cap ring, one sealing disc (optional) and the nipple cover. Always remember to wash all these parts separately.
2. Warm up: Always use hot, soapy water. Rinse the bottles and all it’s attachments with the kids dish-wash detergent/ liquid. Once you have rinsed the bottles, now fill the sink with hot water, and put in a drop or two of mild dish detergent. You can then allow everything to soak in the soapy water for a bit. Alternatively, you can just keep the bottle and it’s parts soaked in a big utensil (properly washed) with a few drops of the dish-wash.
3. Bottle brush handy: Now, take out the bottle and it’s parts from the sink/ utensil and properly wash it with a good quality bottle brush. This allows you to get inside the bottle for a thorough cleaning. Unlike a sponge, the brush won’t be used to clean anything else but baby’s bottles. Also, remember to wash the bottle brush with warm water. Regularly replace the bottle brush.
- If you have a dishwasher: Rinse out the bottles and put them on the top rack of the dishwasher, with nipples and any other small attachments placed in a basket.
- Before the very first use, sterilizing baby feeding bottles in boiling water for upto 5 minutes is a good practice.
- Use sanitized tongs to remove bottles, nipples and other utensils after they have been sterilized/ boiled.
- While handling your baby his/her feeding bottle, always wash your hands thoroughly with hot, soapy water.
Sterilizer: Philips AVENT 3-In-1 Electric Steam Sterilizer; Tommee Tippeee Microwave Sterilizer
For a healthy and active baby, make sure that their feeding bottle looks equally healthy 🙂
Information source: Eat Right.Org & Parents.Com
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