How to Clean Baby Bottles So They Won't Get Yellow


Keeping baby bottles clean helps prevent discoloration. Discoloration can come from stains from formula or other liquids left inside the bottles for long periods. By emptying the bottles after each use and washing them, you can prevent stains from forming and remove any that do appear. Dish detergent removes the marks safely. In addition to removing stains, the dish detergent removes odors. All bottles need to be washed between uses, no matter what they held, to prevent the growth of bacteria.

Things You'll Need

  • Dish soap
  • Bottle brush
  • Drying rack or towel
  • Empty the baby bottles of their contents. Rinse out the bottles.

  • Put the stopper in a sink drain. Add two to three drops of liquid dish detergent into the sink. Fill the sink half full with hot water.

  • Submerge the baby bottles and nipples into the hot water. Leave the parts to soak for 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Scrub the inside of the baby bottles and the nipples with the bottle brush.

  • Rinse the parts of the bottle with water. Place the items on a drying rack or towel to dry.

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