Sterilize and clean feeding bottles.. Steps to clean baby bottles and feeding equipment

How to clean baby bottles:

It is important to keep the equipment sterilized and clean to protect your child from intestinal infections and the problem of diarrhea. So you should clean the bottles by washing them with hot water and soap after each feeding.

Although it is best to clean the equipment right after your baby has finished feeding, if you are not able to clean the bottle and nipple right away, rinse them with clean water to make them easier to clean later. Here are the steps for cleaning baby bottles and feeding equipment:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water and dry them well with a clean towel.
  • Unscrew all parts of the feeding bottle.
  • Check the nipples and if you find any cracks, get rid of the damaged nipples because bacteria can grow in the cracks.
  • Wash all feeding equipment with hot, soapy water and remove the water from the nipple hole to make sure it is clean.
  • Use a bottle brush to scrub inside the bottles and a small nipple brush as it reaches all parts of the bottle.
  • Rinse all parts well.

How to sterilize bottles:

After washing and cleaning baby bottles, it is very important to sterilize them. There are many ways to sterilize equipment to sterilize feeding equipment after cleaning it:

Boiling sterilization:

It is an easy method in which all parts of the bottle boil after being cleaned for 5 to 10 minutes.

Chemical Sterilization:

You can sterilize bottles with an antibacterial solution that comes in liquid or tablet form. This is a type of bleach that is diluted with water so it is safe for your baby but is strong enough to kill all bacteria.

Steam or UV sterilizers:

If your budget allows, purchasing such devices will be a comfortable and easy option to use.

Microwave Sterilization:

Simply place the bottle parts in a container, cover with water, and microwave.

Bottle sterilizer:

Sterilizers are of two types, and in both cases they have the same method of operation. These devices are very popular because they are cheap and effective in killing bacteria. For example, the steam bottle sterilizer is a closed device that heats and sterilizes at a temperature high enough to kill bacteria and is easy to use. Just follow the following instructions:

  • Put the clean parts of the bottle in the unit and make sure that there is a space between them so that the steam can move between them and sterilize them.
  • Add water according to the manufacturer's instructions, just turn it on and when the job is done the sterilizer will stop by itself.
  • Equipment that you will not use right away should be stored in a clean, airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Use all equipment within 24 hours of sterilization.