Baby Bottle Brushes

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Baby Bottle BrushesAccording to the NHS. United Kingdom
It is important to sterilise all your baby’s feeding equipment, including bottles and teats, until baby is at least 12 months old.This will protect your baby against infections, in particular diarrhoea and vomiting.Before sterilising, you need to:

  • Clean bottles, teats and other feeding equipment in hot, soapy water as soon as possible after feeds.
  • Use a clean bottle brush to clean bottles (only use this brush for cleaning bottles), and a small teat brush to clean the inside of teats. You can also turn teats inside out and wash in hot soapy water. Don’t be tempted to use salt to clean teats, this can be dangerous for your baby.
  • You can put your baby’s feeding equipment in the dishwasher to clean it if you prefer. (Putting feeding equipment through the dishwasher cleans it but doesn’t sterilise it.) Make sure bottles, lids and teats are facing downwards. You may prefer to wash teats separately by hand to make sure they are completely clean.
  • Rinse all your equipment in clean, cold running water before sterilising.

The advice above applies to all your baby’s feeding equipment, and whether you are using expressed breast milk or formula milk.


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