Wash bottles and nipples in hot, soapy water (or in the dishwasher) after every use.
Always wash your hands before handling your baby's bottles or preparing formula.
After each feeding, clean any milk residue with a clean cloth or sponge and warm water. Rinse well with hot soapy water or run through the dishwasher.
Be sure to inspect all parts of the bottle before using it again. Make sure there are no cracks or chips on the nipple or other parts that could cause injury to your baby if he bites down on them while feeding.
How To Sterilize Bottles And Nipples In Boiling Water?
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to clean baby bottle nipples.
Rinse Nipples Under Warm Water
To clean your baby’s bottle nipples, rinse them under warm water.
Warm water is best for cleaning because it will not dry out the nipple.
You should also ensure that you rinse until there is no more foam on the nipple.
Wash Nipples In Warm, Soapy Water
You can use a bottle brush to wash the inside of the nipples:
- Wash in warm soapy water.
- Use a bottle brush to clean all around the base, and make sure you get into the cracks between each nipple.
Brush Away Any Remaining Particles
Next, you will want to brush away any remaining particles.
It can be done with a toothbrush or wipe and warm water.
Make sure not to scrub very hard or use an abrasive material like steel wool since this could scratch the nipple.
If you are looking for an easy way to clean bottles in the dishwasher or microwave, try using a bottle brush instead.
It will also help remove leftover food from inside the nipple.
You must rinse the nipple and ring with warm water until they are completely clean and in any area around them.
If unsure if you properly cleaned the nipple or ring, try using a paper towel to wipe off any residue or suds left on them with a cleaning solution.
Boil Nipples For Five Minutes
Boil the nipples in a pot of boiling water for five minutes.
Add a few drops of bleach to the water, remove them from the heat and let them sit until they are cool enough to handle.
The bleach will kill any bacteria on the nipple, which is why you want to do this right away after sterilizing your bottles.
Air Dry Nipples On a Clean Towel
It is important to dry your baby's bottle nipples safely and safely.
A good way to do this is by using a clean towel.
However, you must take care of the following things while doing so.
- Do not dry with paper or dish towels.
- Do not put them in the microwave or the dishwasher, as it will melt them.
- Do not store nipples in a closed container because bacteria can collect on them and cause contamination of other items stored there, like bottles or formula.
How To Clean Baby Bottle Nipples With Vinegar?
First, gather your supplies.
You will need:
- A clean sink
- A clean towel
- A bottle brush
- White vinegar
First, grab a bottle nipple and rinse it under warm water until it's clean.
Then, grab a bowl of vinegar and fill it with about 15 drops
Next, take your bottle nipple and dip it in the bowl of vinegar for about 5 seconds.
It will help remove any residue from the previous use.
Then, place the nipple back into the bowl of vinegar for another 5 seconds before pulling it out again.
It allows some of the remaining residue to go into the solution.
Finally, place the nipple back into your little one's mouth and watch them enjoy their first milk taste.
Importance Of Sterilizing Your Baby's Bottle Nipples
It is important to sterilize your baby's bottle nipples to make sure they are free of bacteria.
Bacteria can build up on bottle nipples and cause your baby to get sick.
Sterilizing baby bottle nipples are important for the health of your baby.
The first step in cleaning a nipple is to wash it with soap and water.
You can use any soap, but we recommend antibacterial hand soap as it will not dry out the nipple as high-foam soaps may.
After washing the nipple, rinse well under running water until the pink color has disappeared from your hands, then pat dry on a paper towel or cloth towel.
Next, you will need an alcohol wipe that will sanitize both sides of the nipple while leaving no residue after wiping off any excess alcohol from the previous rinsing steps above.
You should do this step before placing them back into bottles as well.
Our Final Thoughts
Remember, always sterilize your baby bottles after each use.
We hope you have learned everything you can about sterilizing baby bottle nipples and that you can move forward with your knowledge of baby bottle nipples without any trouble.