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

Keeping baby bottles clean helps prevent discoloration.

Washing baby bottles removes stains.Washing baby bottles removes stains.
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.

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.

Things You Will Need

  • Dish soap
  • Bottle brush
  • Drying rack or towel

About the Author

Racheal Ambrose started writing professionally in 2007. She has worked for the minority publishing company Elite Media Group Inc., Ball Bearings online magazine, "Ball State Daily News" and "The Herald Bulletin." Her articles focus on minority and women's issues, children, crafts, housekeeping and green living. Ambrose holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Ball State University.