When it comes to babies, you should take better care of them in every detail. You need to learn how to sanitize baby bottles as well. Why? Of course, it is because baby bottle will be the medium for feeding the babies with milk. It engages with mouth directly and the milk will come in the body. Babies that are still in their first year are very sensitive to diseases. That is why baby bottle should be clean and hygienic whenever it is used to feed them.
Brushing and Washing Baby Bottles with Soapy Water
The first thing you need to do to sanitize baby bottles is of course washing them. You see, it is better to immediately wash baby bottles right after the usage. This act is needed to prevent the residue of the milk to stick on the inside of the bottle. Of course, you should not let this residue to mix the new milk you make in it and is drunk by the babies. It can make them sick. Thus, in order to wash the baby’s bottles, you should use clean hot soapy water.
Separate all parts of the bottle and clean them one by one with bottle brush and that water. You should take extra care in sanitizing baby bottles’ teat part. Turning it in and out, so you can brush its corner. Even so, you still need to brush ring, cap, and scoop parts thoroughly as well to make sure that there is no milk curd left behind. To sanitize baby bottles, you should also rinse the detergent off when you are done brushing and washing them with it.
Sterilizing Baby Bottles with Boiling Water
The second thing you should do to sanitize baby bottles after brushing and washing them with soapy water is sterilizing them. Don’t think that you are done with everything once you wash the bottles with soapy water. It still does not guarantee that the bacteria have come off from them. In respect of this, you will need to sterilize baby bottles. Well, there is sterilizer already, but you can use boiling water if you cannot afford that.
Just prepare a big pan that is only used to sanitize baby bottles. After that, fill it with water and put all baby bottle separated parts in. Make sure you submerge them completely. Then, you need to boil them for around 10 minutes with the pan covered, of course. Only by doing it, the bacteria will be gone and the bottles are ready to be used again. Indeed, there are many other ways of sterilizing it, but this one is pretty easy and you can do on your own.