10 December 2018
When bottle feeding your baby it’s essential to sterilise your bottles to keep your baby healthy and free from bugs and infections. Make sure every bottle you use has been sterilised before hand.
What you’ll need:
- Washing up bowl
- Sterilising tablets
- Sterilising container
- Steriliser tongs
1. Start by filling up a washing up bowl with warm soapy water. Take apart your dirty bottles and add them to the water to clean the individual parts as best you can. If you have a specific bottle cleaning sponge this is even better as it will get right into the bottles and all around the rim of the parts.
2. Place the bottle parts to one side, empty out the washing bowl and remove this from the sink
3. Put your sterilising container in the sink and fill it to the guideline mark – you don’t need hot water; cold water is fine as the sterilising tablets work with any temperature.
4. Then add your sterilising table – always check the tablets guidelines on how many to add and to what quantity of water.
5. Let the tablets dissolve completely
6. Add the individual bottle parts to the water – you can also add dummies if your child uses these.
7. Add the leveller to the top of the bottle parts, add the tongs provided on top of the leveller and finally, add the lid.
8. The bottles are sterilised after 20 minutes but the water will remain sterilised for 24 hours, during this time you can add more bottles if needed.
9. After 24 hours you must re-sterilise the water.
10. To remove a bottle, remember not to use your hands as they won’t be as sterile as the bottle.
11. Use the tongs to take out the separate pieces of the bottle.
12. You can use your hands to handle parts of the bottle that won’t go in the babies mouth but avoid touching parts like the nib and add the lid of the bottle on to make sure it remains clean.