How to Clean Baby Bottles

Baby bottles are a fact of life for new mothers. It can seem overwhelming to have to clean and sanitize everything so well for a baby, but baby bottles are actually one of the easiest things to take care of. You can even clean the bottles using natural items that won't harm your baby even if it doesn't get rinsed all the way.

Things You'll Need

  • Bottle Brush
  • Hot Water
  • Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Towel

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How to Clean Baby Bottles

Run a sink of the hottest water you can stand. Mix in three tablespoons of baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar.

Place baby bottles, tops and nipples into the sink. They will float so you will need to push them down and make sure that the water gets inside of them. Allow them to soak for 10 minutes.

Use the bottle brush to scrub the inside of the bottles. When you have leaned them all, drain the water out.

Use hot running water to rinse each item individually and place them on a clean towel beside the sink to dry.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you own a dishwasher you can also use a natural dishwashing detergent to clean baby bottles, placing them on the top rack.
  • It is not advised that you place baby bottle nipples in the dishwasher, as this may cause the plastic to corrode. You should always clean them by hand.
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