Should You Wash Baby Bottles Before First Use?

Before you use a new bottle for the first time: You don't know how a bottle was handled during the manufacturing and packaging process. So always wash and sterilize each bottle right after you take it out of the package, to keep baby safe and healthy. via

How do you clean a baby's first bottle?

Combine one teaspoon of unscented bleach with 16 cups of hot water. Submerge bottles in the solution, taking care to avoid any air bubbles in the bottom of the bottles. Soak bottles for two to five minutes, then remove with clean tongs. Place bottles on a clean dish towel to air dry. via

How do you sterilize bottles and pacifiers before first use?

The Best Ways to Sterilize a Pacifier

The process is actually simple! You can either leave bottles (including nipples) and pacifiers in a pot of boiling water for five minutes or buy a specially designed sterilizer that kills germs and bacteria, such as our 59S Mini Sterilizer Portable UV Sanitizer. via

Do you need to sterilize new baby bottles?

When you first buy bottles, it is important to sterilize them at least one time. After that, it is no longer necessary to sterilize bottles and their accessories. Washing items thoroughly with hot water and soap is all that is required to remove most harmful germs from bottles. via

What happens if I don't sterilize baby bottles?

According to Fightbac.org, baby bottles that aren't properly sterilized can be contaminated with hepatitis A or rotavirus. In fact, these germs can live on a surface for several weeks, which significantly increases the risk that your baby will get sick. via

How often should I sanitize baby bottles?

For extra germ removal, sanitize feeding items at least once daily. Sanitizing is particularly important when your baby is younger than 3 months, was born prematurely, or has a weakened immune system. via

What age can you stop Sterilising baby bottles?

It's important to sterilise all your baby's feeding equipment, including bottles and teats, until they are at least 12 months old. This will protect your baby against infections, in particular diarrhoea and vomiting. via

Can you reuse bottles for second baby?

As long as they're not broken or warped, bottles are fine to reuse. You'll just need to buy some new teats. via

Is it OK to wash baby bottles with dish soap?

Dawn® works great for cleaning baby items because it does not leave a soapy residue on bottles when rinsed appropriately. Place all of the bottle parts into hot, soapy water and wash them individually. Use a soapy bottle brush for the bottle and the nipple brush for the plastic nipples and rings. via

Will pacifiers melt in boiling water?

You Can Boil It

Lots of parents opt to boil their baby's pacifiers for a few minutes to ensure than any bacteria are killed. This is a great method as long as you feel comfortable that no harmful chemicals are leaching out of the pacifier during the heating process. via

Do I need to sterilize bottles every time?

Do I need to sterilize my baby's bottles? After that, it's not necessary to sterilize your baby's bottles and supplies each time you feed your baby. You will need to wash bottles and nipples in hot, soapy water (or run them through the dishwasher) after every use. They can transmit bacteria if not cleaned properly. via

How do you dry bottles after sterilizing?

Drip dry. Many parents leave freshly sterilized baby bottles to dry on a specially designed rack, or a regular dish drying rack. Although, we're not against this method, the process can be time consuming and your drying rack will also have to be sterilized often. Towel dry – Not Recommended. via

Can I use the same bottle all day?

You can relax if you spaced and left the milk sitting on the nightstand for a bit, it's okay. In fact, you can grab this same bottle three hours later and continue pumping into it. Or, if you're power pumping to increase your supply, you can pump into the same bottles multiple times within the four hour window. via

How long do bottles stay sterile?

You can usually sterilise 6 bottles at a time and the process can take as little as 6 minutes. Once your baby's bottles and feeding things are sterilised you can store them inside, so they remain sterile for up to 24 hours. Some will even sterilise and dry baby's bottles in one go. via

Is it bad to sterilize baby bottles in the microwave?

Never put your baby feeding equipment directly into the microwave to sterilize it; it won't effectively sterilize the bottles or nipples and will likely damage them. You should also ensure you never microwave metal items inside a microwave sterilizer. via