Babies are super sensitive as their immune systems are just developing, it’s easy for them to fall sick from infections picked up from their gears- especially the ones they put in their mouth.
This guide will help you take better care of your baby’s things.
Everything a baby puts in the mouth requires extra cleanliness and attention, The bottles, lids, and teats used in feeding your baby especially. Remove all the part of your baby’s bottles so you can wash them separately.
As soon as your baby finishes eating, wash the bottle, the teat, and the lid in warm soapy water and a brush. If you are not anywhere close to where you can wash immediately, rinse out the leftover content and wash once you get a chance. Be sure to clean out every stuck milk in your baby’s bottle especially around the bottleneck and in the teat. Rinse and leave open to air dry in a clean environment. Please note that this method only cleans the bottle but doesn’t guarantee they will be germ-free. You will still need to sterilize after washing.
Use warm water and washing-up liquid to clean your flask after use. Rinse thoroughly with hot water. DO NOT immerse in water. Dry thoroughly after leaving it to drain. Store with the stopper off. If the flask is a little bit dirty from juice or a liquid other than water, and carefully pour boiling water into it. Leave the water in it for about 5 minutes, before washing and rinsing for storage.
According to WebMD, it’s a good idea to clean teething rings after each use. We all know in practice, things can be a little different but at the very least, please ensure you wash your baby’s pacifiers and teether daily. Wash them, inspect them and then sterilize.
4. Sippy Cups
Completely disassemble the sippy cup, wash in warm water after each use and soak in hot water at the end of the day. If the sippy cup has a foul smell, simply add a heaped teaspoon of baking soda and half fill with hot water. Cover the lid and shake vigorously for two minutes. Wash thoroughly to get the baking soda out.