It’s important to sterilize your baby’s bottles not only after they pass a sick period but also when you buy them brand new. Due to COVID-19, you cannot leave anything to chance. Who knows how these bottles were manufactured, handled in transit and what they passed on the way to your doorstep.
We also recommend sterilization in the first three months if your child has a compromised immune system, your tap water is contaminated, or the bottle was left uncovered for more than a couple of hours.
So, put your toddler in their booster feeding seat, distract them with food, and check out the easiest ways to sterilize their bottles.
For this, you need a pan large enough to allow full immersion to your bottles and a working gas stove.
- Wash the baby bottles.
- Fill the pan to the point where you feel the bottles will be fully covered.
- Dunk the bottles upside down.
- Let the bottle come to a boil, and keep it that way for two to three minutes.
- Turn off the stove, and take the bottles out with tongs.
- Air dry on a clean surface.
Microwaves are quick, but we advise you to provide the bottle sufficient cover from radiation.
- Clean your microwave.
- Fill up the baby bottles around the half-full point.
- Microwave on a high setting for a couple of minutes.
- Remove bottles with mitted or gloved hands, and dump the remaining contents.
- Let air dry on a clean surface.
This may come as a surprise, but the CDC allows bleach sterilization of baby bottles and pacifiers.
- Boil around 16 cups of water.
- Add one teaspoon of odorless bleach.
- Dunk the bottles, but take care not to let them hit the bottom where air bubbles reside.
- Keep them there for a couple of minutes, and remove with clean tongs.
- Let them air dry on a clean surface.
4. Cold Sterilization
Room temperature tap water and a sterilizing solution will do just as fine.
- Fill a bucket with enough water for all the bottles and pacifiers that need sterilizing.
- Get out your sterilizing solution or tablets, and add them to the water as per the instructions.
- Keep them there for at least a half-hour.
- You can then take them out with bare hands, provided they are clean.
5. UV Light
UV sterilizers, such as the 3 In 1 UV Sterilizer And Dryer, don’t require instructions to use. It’s as easy as putting all your bottles in and letting UV technology do the rest.
There are many advantages to using this machine. For one, there isn’t any water involved, which means you don’t have to watch out for air bubbles at the bottom. Secondly, you expose the sterilized bottles to any microbes when air drying because it has an in-built dryer. It’s also baby-safe because it shuts off as soon as you open the lid.
There is really no reason not to buy this product from our online store. It can sterilize almost everything from plastic to silicone to glass in 40-70 minutes and is a safer alternative to microwaving.
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