Washing and Sterlising Bottles
A spotlessly clean feeding bottle is essential. Making formula in an unclean bottle is very dangerous for baby who can be very sick, poisoned or have upset digestion.
Steps to Follow
Wash your hands thoroughly
Be sure to have necessary equipment available (tongs, cleaning brush, washing up liquid, steriliser, liquid soap)
Empty any old milk from the bottles, take apart the teat and lid and give a brief rinse to all
Clean the sink and sterilising machine carefully (empty out old water)
Wash empty bottles carefully in very hot soapy water
Use a bottle cleaning brush
Be careful to get into all rims of bottle and ends of teat – handle carefully to avoid bursting
Rinse thoroughly with clean water
Sterilise using the sterilising machine
Be sure to add the correct amount of water according to instructions on machine
Leave bottles to dry in sterilising machine – do not towel dry
If there is no sterilising machine boil bottles in clean water in a saucepan for 5 minutes or use sterilising tablets in cold water, according to packet instructions and tablets used.
When handling clean bottles be sure your hands are washed and clean
Do not handle bottles more than necessary and do not touch inside of bottle
or the feeding teat. Use tongs if possible.A spotlessly clean feeding bottle is essential.
Making formula in an unclean bottle is very dangerous for baby who can be very sick, poisoned or have upset digestion.
Make sure that bottles have tops on when stored in a clean, dry area
Ensure you wash your hands before touching these bottles again.