How to Sterilise Baby Bottles

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How to Sterilise Baby Bottles.

Why sterilise baby bottles?

Your baby is most vulnerable to illness during the first year of thier life. If your baby’s bottles are not sterilised, it is very easy for bacteria to gather on the bottle and its contents inside. This can make your baby ill. An unsterilised bottle can cause your baby to develop anything from mild thrush (which looks like white spots or patches in and around bubs mouth) to vomiting and diarrhoea.

It is potentially impossible and impractical to create a totally germ-free environment for your baby. However, by sterilising your baby’s feeding equipment, you can reduce the risks.

How to sterilise baby bottles?

Before you sterilise your baby’s bottle and other feeding equipment, you need to make sure the bottle is clean. You can do this by simply washing the equipment in warm soapy water.

There are various different ways to sterilise your baby’s feeding equipment and pacifiers. But steaming is the safest, easiest and most cost effective way. Sterilising is the process used to make reusable baby feeding products free from live bacteria and viruses. Steam sterilisation is preferable over chlorine tablets as it is a chemical free process. Steaming uses only the power of boiling water to create a sterile environment in which to clean feeding equipment.

Microwave steam steriliser bags are so simple to use and budget friendly. The portability of steam sterilisers mean that they are ideal for travel without any compromise on size or function. They are a must have for busy mums on the go. The bags fit standard and wide neck bottles, and accessories from other major brands. The bags are dishwasher safe (top tray) for easy cleaning and they are designed for easy storage in a drawer.

Electric steamer sterilisers are quick and efficient, taking eight to nine minutes, plus cooling time. They can keep bottles sterilised for up to three hours if you leave them in the steriliser with the lid closed.

Safe sterilisation and hygiene is the biggest concern of most new parents. Child health centres recommend a minimum of 12 months of providing sterilised feeding equipment and pacifiers to your child. With Cherub Baby’s multipurpose range of sterilisers, you can rest easy knowing that you are greatly reducing the risk of illness for your baby during their most vulnerable times.

References:

Cleaning and sterilising baby bottles – Pregnancy, birth & baby

Bottle-feeding: cleaning and sterilising equipment -Raisingchildren.net

Sterilising baby bottles – NHS UK

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