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How To Clean Baby Bottles
Boil: All items that are going to be used for a baby's feeding should be sterilized (including pacifiers) by placing is boiling water after hand washing. Items should be in the water while boiling for at least 5 minutes. After you have done this once the dishwasher should suffice. It would be good to also sterilize after the baby has been sick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any soap is good: Recently there was a study to compare antibacterial soaps to regular soaps for getting rid of bacteria and no difference was found between the two so i will say based on that any soap is good enough if used properly the bottles can be cleaned in dishwasher and should be placed on upper level. ...Read more
How often sterilize baby bottles?. And can i wash them with soap? What kind? Baby is almost 6 weeks old. Btw tap water where i live is not so clean.
I cleaned new baby bottles and nipples with a rusty bottle cleaner then realized it was rusty. My two month old hasn't had shots, can she get tetanus?
I just cleaned my floor withbleach straight from the bottle and scrubed floor with a hand brush , never thinkin bout being pregnant, wil it harm baby?
No: Short answer is no; you would really have to ingest bleach to cause health issues for yourself that could secondarily harm you baby; ...Read more
Natural cleaners: Virtually all commercial cleaners contain chemicals that are toxic. Vinegar (white, distilled), diluted 1:1 with water, makes a great general purpose cleaner. It cuts soap scum, removes mildew. Note that it can also dissolve tile grout or discolor some materials, so try it out first on an inconspicuous area. Search "better living through less chemistry" for more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Nipple confusion? A down-stairs neighbor with 7 children once commented to my wife, "my kids must be geniuses. All of them were breast-fed and also took bottles--and none of them got confused!" for sure, babies can master both, but they're smart: the bottle simple takes less effort. Be persistent and your baby--and you--will end up cherishing--and preferring--the experience of breast-feeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Now: If you live in a city with approved water, and are not worried about water coming through your old plumbing, you NEVER need to sterilize bottles. A good bottle brush and normal cleaning like you do your dishes is fine. This old practice goes back decades to when they boiled bottles to both sterilize and break up the harsh cow protein in homemade formula.That need disappeared decades ago. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cup: Many breast fed babies will not take a bottle. This is a challenge. For those who really will not take a bottle at all, then work with a sippie cup and practice practice practice. By nine months many children can actually drink form a straw..The small juice box size straws. It seems logical from your question that you are breastfeeding. If there is more that is a concern, discuss it with your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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