How to Clean the Feeding Bottle of the Babies?

How to Clean the Feeding Bottle of the Babies?

I think it's fair to say that each one of us enters motherhood with a set of beliefs or expectations about what it means to be a GOOD MOTHER

A mother wants nothing less than the best for her little. And so present herself in her best way.

As a mother, she has to take care of the little thing of her baby. The first 2 to 3 months are very important for a child. Their immune system is still developing

Breastfeeding is the best food and medicine for the baby because it helps to create good bacteria in the stomach and reduce bad bacteria. But for some reason, if you give formula milk to tots then a lot of precautions are necessary for it.

Stomach problems are common in young babies during the first 3 months which can be aggravated by the carelessness of feeding equipment. Cleaning and disinfecting feeders is also an essential task in itself.

Parts of feeder:

Feeding bottles, Teats, Teats cover, The lid lattice, brush.
There are different ways to clean feeders including hand wash, boiling, chemical wash, and micro wash.

Hand wash the feeder:

This method is the most common and easiest method. Separate all parts of the feeder and put them in a small container specially used for this purpose.

Then wash all the parts well with open water and keep them aside. Add liquid soap mixed with water in this container, immerse the feeder, and wash each part thoroughly with the help of a brush. And finally, wash each part thoroughly with open water so that no soap remains. And then put everything in a mesh basket to air dry, preferably with a lid. All items used to wash the feeder should be sterile to avoid contamination


To boil Disassemble all parts of the feeder and wash thoroughly with open water. Pour water into a pot and put all parts of the feeder in it. (Put the nipple inside the feeder so that it does not burn from the hot edges of the pot) Now cover the pot and put it on the stove and let it boil. Boil for 5 minutes and leave to cool. Now remove with clean tongs or clean hands without scalding yourself. Shake off excess water. There is no need to dry items. Store equipment you are not going to use in a clean sealed container in the fridge. Wash these containers daily with hot soapy water. It helps to have 2 containers that you can alternate. Use all equipment within 24 hours of boiling.

Chemical Wash:

The bottle can be sterilized in an anti-bacterial solution that comes in liquid or tablets. This type of bleach is diluted with water so it's safe for your baby but strong enough to kill bacteria.

Read all instructions carefully when making the liquid. And prepare the solution accordingly. Submerge all parts of the feeder separately. Leave them immersed in the solution for the specified time. Remove with clean tongs and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Use within 24 hours.

Micro Wash:

Separate all the parts of the feeder and wash them well. Now fill an open vessel with water, put the feeder in it, and place it in the microwave. Follow the instructions completely. Not all microwave ovens are the same. Pay particular attention to temperature. Never place anything made of metal inside the microwave. Remove all parts and place them in a mesh basket to dry.


Some precautions for new mothers

Wash and dry your hands while preparing the formula

Wash the feeder immediately after each use to dry. This will prevent the formula milk from sticking to the sides of the bottle

Use lukewarm water to make milk. Avoid making milk in cold water, it is not good for the baby in any season

Use multiple feeders to always use sterile feeders

While preparing milk for the baby, take special care to prepare the milk according to the dosage prescribed by the doctor.

Read the instructions on the box carefully

Discard the remaining milk after 2 hours.

Do not let the baby drink milk until the last sip as it can cause gas in the stomach. To avoid this, use root natural feeders which prevent air penetration due to airlock.

Use good quality feeders, glass feeders are better than plastic feeders. They have fewer germs.

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