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Doctor insights on: How To Clean Baby Bottles With Bleach

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Is it okay to wash baby bottles in bleach?

Is it okay to wash baby bottles in bleach?

Why?: Baby bottles need only the same attention you give regular dishware and glasses. A bottle brush can assure that you get any scum spots. You don't need to boil or sterilize them (old wives tale). I would never put any toxic chemicals like bleach in them for any reason. Glass bottles could probably tolerate bleach but would need a massive washout to be safe, plastic bottles would not. ...Read more

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What is the safest and best dish soap for cleaning baby bottles?

What is the safest and best dish soap for cleaning baby bottles?

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

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How to safely clean baby bottle nipples? By hand?

How to safely clean baby bottle nipples? By hand?

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 more

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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 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?

No: Rust is not the cause of tetanus. It is spores of the tetanus organsim. Unless your bottle cleaners were stored in the soil outside or on a farm outside, then the rust is simply oxidized iron and poses no risk. ...Read more

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Child may have drank bleach found her with the bottle. She is 1 year 6months. She seems to be perfectly normal she is eating and drinking her milk?

Child may have drank bleach found her with the bottle. She is 1 year 6months. She seems to be perfectly normal she is eating and drinking her milk?

Nasty stuff: Bleach, ammonia, and other nasty stuff are not described as "may have drank" because it will be obvious. The person will smell strongly of the stuff, and likely have chemical reactions on the lips or face... and not be looking "perfectly normal." If worried, always call the local Poison Control number. Some poisonous things, like antifreeze, are not nasty enough to stop people from swallowing it. ...Read more

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I think I inhaled too much bleach and degreaser while cleaning, should I not breastfeed my baby, if so for how long?

I think I inhaled too much bleach and degreaser while cleaning, should I not breastfeed my baby, if so for how long?

Okay to keep feeding: Make sure you get some fresh air and are in a well ventilated area, but smelling the fumes of bleach for a short period of time won't do anything to your breastmilk. ...Read more

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Would 5 min of inhaling bleach fumes while I cleaned the bathroom be cause for concern if my baby inhaled it?

Would 5 min of inhaling bleach fumes while I cleaned the bathroom be cause for concern if my baby inhaled it?

Depends: No, assuming you are pregnant and it is YOU who inhaled the bleach. If a baby was actually inhaling it ALSO, you should both go outdoors and get lots of fresh air. If either is having any trouble breathing, noisy breathing or wheezing or drooling, draining, or irritated eyes and it doesn't go away quickly with fresh air, then you should see someone.
Ventilate well always when using bleach. ...Read more

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My wife (7wks pregnant) used the toilet shortly after she cleaned it with bleach. Vagina was exposed to bleach odor, will it harm the baby? Thanks

My wife (7wks pregnant) used the toilet shortly after she cleaned it with bleach. Vagina was exposed to bleach odor, will it harm the baby? Thanks

No: Mom and baby should be fine. The cervix is closed tight and baby is not affected by any fumes or things like that from the outside. ...Read more

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I'm 23 weeks pregnant and used bleach water to clean my counters and I didn't wear gloves, will this harm my baby?

I'm 23 weeks pregnant and used bleach water to clean my counters and I didn't wear gloves, will this harm my baby?

Not likely.: Assuming you washed your hands afterward and did not have a extremely concentrated bleach solution, you should have nothing to worry about. Bleach can cause chemical damage to your skin in uncommon circumstance, but it's not likely that you absorbed any through the skin. ...Read more

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2 weeks pregnant. Cleaned with bleach. Did not inhale, but some may have gotten on my skin. Will this harm the baby?

2 weeks pregnant. Cleaned with bleach. Did not inhale, but some may have gotten on my skin. Will this harm the baby?

Unlikely: Bleach on your skin is relatively harmless, at least in small quantities. The likelihood of harm to the baby is quite small. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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27 weeks pregnant and baby has water on the brain cud that be caused from cleaning with bleach? Was cleaning houses for a job, daily. ..

27 weeks pregnant and baby has water on the brain cud that be caused from cleaning with bleach? Was cleaning houses for a job, daily. ..

No: Hydrocephalus, or "water on the brain", is not associated with any particular exposure. There are many reasons for it. A maternal fetal medicine physician (high risk obstetrician) can be of more help in explaining why your baby (fetus) has this issue. ...Read more

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I have been boiling my baby bottles, is this dangerous?

I have been boiling my baby bottles, is this dangerous?

See below: It is not dangerous. However, you do not need to boil them. Washing as you do your other dishes is all that needs to be done. ...Read more

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How long do you sterlize baby bottles?

How long do you sterlize baby bottles?

Why ever?: Sterilizing of bottles is a throw back to a time when parents made formula from condensed cow milk & it needed to be boiled to make it digestible. Babies also had problems with staph germs that were resistant to available abx. Today we know that a good bottle brush & cleaning the same way as your regular dishes is all that is necessary. Ditch the sterilizer & enjoy the extra time with your kid. ...Read more

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What number plastic is most safe for baby bottles?

What number plastic is most safe for baby bottles?

Use glass: All the plastics leach out some chemicals. Better with glass. Or even better, breast feed. Breast milk can be pumped and frozen too for later use or when you are away from baby. Breast milk is always best. ...Read more

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Do I have to sterilize the baby bottles after every feeding?

Do I have to sterilize the baby bottles after every feeding?

No: Bottle sterilizing goes back decades to a time when people made their own formulas from unpasturized milk & mixed it with water from questionable sources. Certified city water supply eliminates the need to sterilize in most cases. A good bottle brush and the same attention you give your dishes should be adequate. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Baby bottle syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Baby bottle syndrome?

Dental Caries: Baby bottle syndrome is dental caries resulting from prolonged use of baby bottles especially with juice or other sugary drinks. The distribution of the caries start in the central middle teeth- central incisors- where teeth are in contact with the bottle nipple. If severe can result in loss of baby teeth and sometimes spread to adult teeth. ...Read more

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Got a bunch of old plastic baby bottles from sister. Safe to use now?

Got a bunch of old plastic baby bottles from sister. Safe to use now?

Discard them: Glass absorbs nothing. Plastics give off chemicals and may interact with the contents of the bottle. Please recall that breast feeding is best for baby and mother. ...Read more

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Is it enough for baby bottles to wash them in a hot boiled water only?

Is it enough for baby bottles to wash them in a hot boiled water only?

Sterilize: By boiling baby bottles, you are essentialling sterilizing them for the next use. That should be fine. Just make sure you let them cool down before using! Good luck. ...Read more

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Using a pacifier and a baby bottle to calm down why do I do this and can't stop?

Using a pacifier and a baby bottle to calm down why do I do this and can't stop?

Not sure question: Melissa- Are you yourself using these items, or are you using them on your baby? If it's you, it's just years of having these things as your way of calming. Some people eat, some smoke, some drink. You use sucking to calm. Try starting a new habit as you gradually break the old - for instance, while sucking the pacifier, have gum in your mouth as well. Brain will start to replace the old with new. ...Read more

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How frequent should I change my baby bottles and teats, I use chicco steam sterilizer,?

How frequent should I change my baby bottles and teats, I use chicco steam sterilizer,?

Weekly,: There is no perfect answer for this. From my own experience, it works to wash the bottles after every use with soap and water, and once a week I would boil/sterilize all of the bottles. I hope this helps. Good luck and enjoy your little one. ...Read more

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Boy 13 years old still. Suck baby bottle is that. Normal?

Boy 13 years old still. Suck baby bottle is that. Normal?

No, ma'am: Individual psychotherapy with family participation is needed to determine what stresses him & why he is allowed to self-calm with a bottle. Assessment includes family history for psychiatric disorders, parent-child interactions since birth, child's iq, academic & social abilities, teacher reports & a dental exam. Therapists teach more age-appropriate coping skills before ditching the bottle. ...Read more

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Does putting oatmeal or cereal in baby bottle make them feel fuller?

Does putting oatmeal or cereal in baby bottle make them feel fuller?

That is a theory: That many weary parents during growth spurts wish could be helpful to get them to sleep longer. The risk you run, is developing a food allergy. Many people try to offer thickened formula or breast milk a little too soon than what is generally recommended. Ask your pediatrician what their experience has been with that. If definitely depends on the age of the baby. ...Read more

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I just bought a baby bottle do I have to sterilize even if im living in the city with city water?

I just bought a baby bottle do I have to sterilize even if im living in the city with city water?

Probably not: A baby's environment is not sterile. It is important to wash bottle with hot soapy water after use to remove any residual formula and keep it clean, just as you would your cups and dishes. City water is generally clean and ok to use for making formula. ...Read more

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Tell me about baby bottle syndrome treatment and cost?

Tell me about baby bottle syndrome treatment and cost?

Severe early decay: Of the primary (baby) teeth caused by exposure to any liquid in a bottle (other then water). It can be both physically and emotionally devastating. Unless caught early it can completely destroy a young child's teeth. Treatment could include fillings, baby root canals, stainless steel crowns and extractions. Treatment can be very expensive and may require general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Should I feed my baby bottle milk or give him food before he sleep?

Should I feed my baby bottle milk or give him food before he sleep?

Feed as baby wakes: Babies develop a better schedule if you feed as they wake up. Baby has strength from the rest & can take a good feed before tiring. Then do diaper changes & cleaning. Playing after cleaning allows good mommy time. As baby tires they will settle if you put them down. They do not sleep longer if fed before sleep, they have more night waking because they have been taught to need food to settle. ...Read more

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Does the radiation in the microwave actually absorb in the baby bottle if heated?

Does the radiation in the microwave actually absorb in the baby bottle if heated?

No!: Radiation produced by a microwave is "non-ionizing." it does not have cancer causing risks like ionizing radiation from x-rays. The biggest hazard is microwaving liquids: superheating to over the boiling point without bubbles of vapor forming in the liquid. When the liquid is disturbed-boiling can explosively start-violently ejecting boiling liquid from the container causing severe scalding. ...Read more

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2 month old baby. Bottle fed. She drinks about 1 to 1.5 oz milk a time. Every hour intervals. At night she sleeps for 7 hours and not fed. Proper?

2 month old baby. Bottle fed. She drinks about 1 to 1.5 oz milk a time. Every hour intervals. At night she sleeps for 7 hours and not fed. Proper?

Pumped milk, right?: Babies drink breast milk, either pumped or directly from the breast. Formula (not cow milk) is an option if there is not enough breast milk. In nature, nobody knows how much a baby drinks, because she drinks from the breast. That being said, if a normal healthy 2 month-old wakes every hour and only drinks 1.5 oz, she can be gradually increased to 3 oz per feeding and will likely sleep better. ...Read more

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Please help me my son's front tooth looks black. What is this? He had baby bottle decay and it was necessary to keep appearance of the front tooth by doing a crown on it. It was done about a month ago. Should I be concerned?

Please help me my son's front tooth looks black. What is this? He had baby bottle decay and it was necessary to keep appearance of the front tooth by doing a crown on it. It was done about a month ago. Should I be concerned?

See dentist: Go back to your dentist. Make sure nothing came off of the tooth, whether the bonding or the crown. How old is your son? If the permanent tooth will be coming in soon, it may be better to remove and let the permanent tooth come in early. ...Read more

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Browns spots on nephew's teeth from baby bottle?

Browns spots on nephew's teeth from baby bottle?

Not sure: Are they definitely decayed spots? Baby bottle caries are usually generalized all over the baby teeth. See your dentist for a definite answer. Brown spots can be a bad sign. ...Read more

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My two year old has a crown over front tooth. He had baby bottle decay, we immediately took care of. Front tooth now looks black? It's been a month.

My two year old has a crown over front tooth. He had baby bottle decay, we immediately took care of. Front tooth now looks black? It's been a month.

Go Back: See the Pedodontist who did the crown and ask. Your child might need to be checked to be sure all is well. Good for you to take care of this right away. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How typical is baby bottle tooth decay?

How typical is baby bottle tooth decay?

Baby bottle decay: I see it about 1 in 100 children. Parents need to brush and floss the child's teeth as soon as they come in! The diet is very important! Refined carborhydrates like crackers, chips, juice boxes (which are full of sugar) are a no no. If your child needs the bottle at night - make sure it is only water- milk has sugar in and can cause decay sitting on the teeth overnight. ...Read more

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Is baby bottle tooth decay a real thing?

Is baby bottle tooth decay a real thing?

Yes: Baby bottle decay is real, and is rampant in some communities. By allowing the child to sleep with sweetened water, milk or juice for hours can cause a rapid onset of cavities. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of baby bottle tooth decay?

What are the symptoms of baby bottle tooth decay?

Cavities, which can: Cavities seen by the parent, caused by the lactose in milk (milk sugar). ...Read more

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Describe the features of baby bottle tooth decay.?

Describe the features of baby bottle tooth decay.?

Early- white spots: Baby bottle tooth decay is more accurately referred to as early childhood caries since children don’t need to be using a bottle to develop tooth decay. The very earliest stages of ecc can appear as white spots on the teeth- often by the gumline. This is demineralized dental enamel. If the demineralization continues under the enamel, the spot will become darker. The enamel can appear intact. ...Read more