What should I sterilize before baby?
The CDC recommends sterilizing baby’s bottle using boiling water, using a dishwasher, or by using steam (a microwave or specialty bottle sanitizer). If none of these other options is available, the CDC also says you can sterilize with bleach as a last resort.
When should I start sterilizing baby bottles before birth?
When should I sterilize baby bottles? Baby bottles should be sterilized every time they’re used, ideally directly before they are filled with formula, expressed breast milk or any other liquid.
How do you sterilize Dr Brown bottles?
You can sterilize bottle-feeding equipment by boiling, soaking in chemical/sterilizing solution or using an electric or microwave sterilizer. Use chemical/sterilizing solutions or sterilizers strictly according to the manufacturer’s instructions. We advise you to use the Dr. Brown’s® Microwave or Electric Sterilizer.
What happens if you don’t sterilize baby bottles?
According to Fightbac.org, baby bottles that aren’t properly sterilized can be contaminated with hepatitis A or rotavirus. In fact, these germs can live on a surface for several weeks, which significantly increases the risk that your baby will get sick.
How often should you sterilize baby bottles?
For extra germ removal, sanitize feeding items at least once daily. Sanitizing is particularly important when your baby is younger than 3 months, was born prematurely, or has a weakened immune system.
Do you really need a baby bottle sterilizer?
Unnecessary. According to several pediatricians we spoke to, there’s no medical reason to sterilize your baby’s bottles other than before first use unless it’s recommended by your doctor. (If your baby is immunocompromised or premature, your doctor may recommend frequent bottle sterilization.)
Do you have to wash bottles before putting them in a sterilizer?
Before sterilising, you need to: Clean bottles, teats and other feeding equipment in hot, soapy water as soon as possible after feeds. … You can also turn teats inside out then wash them in hot soapy water.
Is baby bottle sterilizer necessary?
It provides extra protection against germs, but is not necessary for healthy infants who have access to clean water sources and strong immune systems. That being said, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states sterilizing feeding items can be done at least once a day.