If you’re a new parent or just new to bottle feeding, then you have likely been reading up on how to make sure your baby gets the most from each bottle. A key is regular baby bottle maintenance.
Clean, sterile bottles will keep your formula or milk contaminant-free, and your baby healthy and happy! Though it may seem daunting at first, baby bottle maintenance will soon become second-nature.
After all, you were born to do this – and with helpful products from Baby Brezza, we can do wonders!
Baby Bottle Maintenance: Phase One – Clean Everything
The first and most obvious step is that every part of the bottle needs a good old-fashioned cleaning. Break out the soapsuds and get to work scrubbing the bottle.
If you’re using a traditional bottle, you’ll need to wash the nipple, ring, bottle, and cap. If you’re keeping it simple and using a Baby Brezza bottle, then you’ll cut down on your scrubbing and only need to wash the nipple and bottle – since our bottles are uniquely made with a two-piece construction.
Give careful attention to scrubbing away old formula or milk from the soft inside of the nipple, or the rings of the bottle where the nipple attaches. You may find it helpful to squeeze soapy water through the nipple for a thorough cleaning.
A bottlebrush, such as our Bottle Cleaning Cloth is an effective way to make sure that you’ve cleaned every crevice of a tall bottle. With our cleaning cloth, you simply stick your fingers inside the cloth’s pouch and scrub. Plus, the built in nipple cleaner makes it easy to reach those small crevices.
Baby Bottle Maintenance: Phase Two – Sanitize
Removing any trace of past feedings is an essential part of baby bottle maintenance, but sanitizing the bottles is important as well. Without the use of a baby bottle sanitizer, you’ll find yourself concerned with keeping the bottles in a sanitized state from cleaning to feeding.
Airborne contaminants can dirty your clean bottles, and some baby bottle maintenance guides even mention using sanitized tongs to handle the sterilized bottles once you’ve finished handwashing them.
We like to do things the simple way, and no doubt you do too. That’s we developed the One Step Sterilizer Dryer. This easy-to-use machine takes care of four important aspects of baby bottle maintenance in one handy device.
Simply place your cleaned baby bottles with nipples into the sterilizer and choose from Sterilize, Sterilize and Dry, or Dry Only modes. The sterilization process is super fast - it only takes 8 minutes to have a rack full of clean, sterilized bottles ready for use.
But most sterilizers leave you with wet, dripping bottles. The Baby Brezza One Step Sterilizer Dryer will also dry your freshly sterilized bottles, with a 30, 40, or 60-minute drying cycle.
Once the bottles have been sterilized and dried, you can leave them on the rack without opening the lid and they’ll remain sterile for up to 24 hours.
You Can Master Baby Bottle Maintenance!
In the beginning, you may feel like you’re constantly making bottles, cleaning bottles, and sanitizing bottles. But over time, you’ll master the routine of baby bottle maintenance.
If you do, you’ll cut down on your baby bottle maintenance routine and have more time to spend on capturing those special baby moments!