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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.

Things You Will Need

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

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. 


How to Clean Baby Bottles

  1. Run a sink of the hottest water you can stand. Mix in three tablespoons of baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar.
  2. 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.
  3. Use the bottle brush to scrub the inside of the bottles. When you have leaned them all, drain the water out.
  4. Use hot running water to rinse each item individually and place them on a clean towel beside the sink to dry.
  5. Tip

    If you own a dishwasher you can also use a natural dishwashing detergent to clean baby bottles, placing them on the top rack.

    Warning

    It is not advised that you place baby bottle nipples in the dishwasher, you should always do them by hand.

Things You Will Need

  • Bottle brush
  • Hot water
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Towel

Tip

  • If you own a dishwasher you can also use a natural dishwashing detergent to clean baby bottles, placing them on the top rack.

Warning

  • 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.

About the Author

Suzanne Alicie is a professional writer and author who has been writing professionally since 2008. She has experience in gardening, communications and retail, as well as being a small-business owner. Alicie is an avid gardener and is happiest when digging in the dirt or grooming her flowerbeds.