Sterilizing and keeping your baby bottles, bottle nipples, and pacifiers are important in keeping your baby safe from diseases.
Bisphenol-A is an issue concerning older manufactured plastic bottles. BPA is a chemical used in the material, polycarbonate, which makes up most plastic utensils including baby bottles. It is a better alternative to steer clear of baby eating items made of polycarbonate or use BPA-free items instead.
There are different methods you can follow in sterilizing your baby’s utensils. Here are some of them:
- Get a container that is filled with tap water then add a sterilizing solution to sterilize your baby’s bottles. After at least 30 minutes, wash the equipment with warm water with soap then rinse using cold water. Leave the equipment in cold water with a lid to cover the container for 15 minutes.
- Place your baby’s food equipment in a microwave-safe bowl filled with water then microwave for 1.5 minutes. Ensure that you have cleaned your microwave prior to using.
- Sterilize the food equipment in boiling water for 5 minutes. Use a container that is only used for cleaning your baby’s bottles, nipples, and pacifiers or thoroughly clean it prior to boiling.