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Feeding Bottle Replacement

Feeding Bottle Replacement

Posted on  June 18, 2023

Every detail counts when it comes to our baby’s safety. We work hard to make the greatest decisions for our children, from creating a caring environment to choosing the appropriate feeding tools. Regular replacement of feeding bottles is an important consideration that is sometimes forgotten. In this article, we will be discussing the significance of changing feeding bottles every 4-5 months and the benefits it offers for the wellbeing of our bubs. 

Is it necessary to replace bottles every few months?

The answer might surprise many of you! Bottles and bottle nipples are used, washed, and sterilized almost every day, so sooner than you might imagine, you can expect to see some wear and tear. It becomes more challenging to fully clean bottles when they develop scratches, cracks, and worn-out nipples that can trap bacteria. These concealed gaps serve as breeding grounds for germs and may raise a baby’s risk of diseases like colic or stomach pain. So, it’s highly recommended that bottles be replaced every 4-5 months to prevent such a thing from happening.

When should bottles & bottle nipples be replaced?

Nipples should typically be replaced every two months. Because silicone or latex materials are more vulnerable to damage during feeding, cleaning, and sterilizing procedures, nipples need to be replaced more frequently. Every 4-5 months, bottles should be changed, according to recommendations. If glass bottles are in good shape, they might not need to be replaced as regularly.

Bottle care

Your bottles’ longevity and safety can be increased with the right maintenance and care. After each feeding, it is strongly advised that bottles and bottle parts be removed and thoroughly cleaned. Avoid soaking bottles or leaving them in the sink because doing so might lead to the growth of mold or bacteria. It is advised to air dry the washed parts. Even if you’ve been careful, your bottles and parts will eventually need to be replaced.

How often should baby bottles be cleaned?

Each time a child is fed, the bottle should be cleaned. Throw away any unfinished formula if your infant doesn’t finish a bottle within one hours. If formula or breast milk is added to a partially used bottle, or if a used bottle is just washed rather than thoroughly cleansed, germs can quickly grow.

How do I clean Baby feeding bottles?

  1. Wash your hands – Spend 20 seconds thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water.
  2. Separate – Separate each part of a bottle, including the bottles, nipples, caps, rings, and valves.
  3. Rinse – Holding the bottle parts and any other feeding supplies under flowing water will rinse them. Never place them in the sink.
  4. Clean feeding supplies.
  • Put everything in a spotless bowl or container that is solely used to wash baby feeding items. Washing straight in the sink may include bacteria that could contaminate these items, so avoid doing so.
  • Add soap and hot water to the washbasin.
  • Use a clean brush that has only been used to clean baby feeding items.
  • To ensure that they are clean, squeeze water through the nipple holes.
  1. Rinse once more – Rinse the items by holding them entirely under fresh water in a separate basin that is solely used for cleaning baby feeding items, or by holding them partially under running water.
  2. Let dry naturally – On a clean, unused dish towel or paper towel, arrange the bottle parts, wash basin, and bottle brush in a place free from dust and dirt.
  • Avoid wiping or patting items dry with a dish towel because doing so could spread germs.

 

Nothing is too small to take into account when it comes to our little ones. A straightforward yet essential practice that ensures our babies’ health, safety, and comfort is changing their feeding bottles every 4-5 months. So let’s put our baby’s health first by including routine bottle changes in our routine and giving them the best possible start in life.

Were you aware that feeding bottles needed changing every few months? If so, comment below where you learnt about it and give us fellow mama’s some insight!

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