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How to Clean and Sterilize Baby Bottles?

How to clean baby bottles after each use

It is mandatory that the bottles, lids and other pieces of equipment that are used to prepare the feed for the baby should be regularly cleaned before and after use.
  1. As fast as your baby finished the food, it is recommended to wash the bottle, its lid in lukewarm water.
  2. As for milk bottles, we suggest you to use a brush to clean the bottle and make sure the bottle doesn't leave any dried milk that usually gets stuck inside the bottle and the cap.
  3. Whenever you are finished with the cleaning process, again rinse it well with water and allow it to dry in air for some time.
This detailed process of cleaning is absolutely necessary to make sure there are no traces of milk left inside the bottle. But unfortunately, in spite of this cleaning, it is not ensured that the bottle is germ free completely.

Cleaning baby bottles in the dishwasher

When you are using a dishwasher and if you clean the bottles in the hottest water setting, it is believed that the sterilization process is effective.
  1. First, all the bottle parts should be separated
  2. All the bottle parts should be cleaned and rinsed properly to get rid of dried milk left inside the bottles.
  3. Keeping in mind that the items should not fall at the bottom of the dishwasher, all the small parts of the bottle like vents, *******, lid etc should be kept in a dishwasher safe bowl.
  4. It is recommended to run the dishwasher in sanitizing mode for better results.
  5. To make the things dry after a wash, empty the dishwasher bowl and place all the parts including the bottle in a clean cloth to make it dry.


Sterilizing baby bottles by Boiling

By using the boiling process it is ensured that no germs are left over in the bottle, by raising the temperature to high level.
  1. After cleaning, place the bottles and its parts in a separate saucepan (kept exclusively for baby bottle cleaning propose) over the stove burner.
  2. To ensure no air bubbles will be found, add enough quantity of water in the saucepan to cover the bottles and the parts of bottles.
  3. Quickly boil the water in a high temp for 5-6 mins. Over boiling baby bottles should be avoided.
  4. Turn the gas stove off and give time to the water to get sufficiently cool.
  5. Next clean and disinfect the area where you are about to keep the bottles and wash your hands before handling the bottle.
  6. Pick the bottles from the saucepan and shake it well to drain out the excess water.
  7. If you are not planning to use the bottles within next 24 hrs, put the cap and lid into the bottle and keep it in a separate container in the refrigerator.
  8. When planning for use after 24 hrs, boil the bottle and parts again before using it for the baby


Sterilizing baby bottles with Chemicals


The next process is sterilization by the chemical process. The chemical sterilizers come in the form of liquid or tablet which we need to dilute in water while sterilizing to make the disinfection process of bottles perfect.
  1. Before starting, do follow the instructions given by the manufacturers of the chemical sterilizers to prepare the sterilizing solution.
  2. Make the bottle and its parts separate and place those in the sterilizing solution. Bottle and its parts should be in a position that it remains under the sterilizing solution so that no air bubbles form.
  3. Keep the equipment pieces in the solution for the required amount of time of app. 30-35 mins (check manufacturers instruction for the time)
  4. Now, pick the bottle and its parts from the solution and drain them.
  5. You should not rinse the sterilizing solution as there is a chance of germs to get exposed again.
  6. Then clean the bottle and all equipment in soapy warm water and let it dry.
N.B. Dispose the solution after 24 hrs of use.

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jQuery('.intro .thumbnail').each(function(i,e){ jQuery(e).find('img').one('error',function(){ jQuery(e).remove(); }); }); Many parents like to sterilize their baby's bottles before use. Avent makes baby feeding equipment including bottles, nipples and breast pumps. They also make steam sterilizers that can be used to sterilize these items before use.

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