Using a glass baby bottle is a great way to do your part for the environment while caring for your baby. Read on to learn how to clean a glass baby bottle.
So, you've decided to make the switch from a plastic baby bottle to a glass baby bottle.
Excellent idea. Glass baby bottles are experiencing a rise in popularity, and for a very good reason.
This is because more and more people are becoming aware of the harmful effects of plastic bottles.
Plastic, as you likely know, is terrible for the environment. Over the past ten years, we have produced more plastic than during the entirety of the last century.
And while some of it gets recycled, most ends up in the ocean killing millions of sea animals or in landfills where it takes up to one thousand years to degrade.
Plastic also becomes easily contaminated with a nasty called BPA. This chemical can lead to a whole mess of health problems.
Obviously, you want to keep your baby safe and far away from these harmful effects.
Switching to glass is the best option. But, it's not just enough to switch products, you'll want to make sure your glass baby bottle is cleaned properly so your baby can keep getting healthier and healthier.
So just how do you clean a glass baby bottle? Read this article to find out.
You'll want to start the cleaning process immediately after you've fed your baby (no time to rest with newborns, of course).
Begin by rinsing the glass baby bottle immediately with warm water. This helps prevent the milk from sticking and caking to the glass. Plus, the smell of old milk isn't too pleasant.
Before placing the bottle in the dishwasher, grab a bottle brush and some mild soap and give it a quick scrub. Make sure to keep an eye out for any spots of dried milk that need to be washed away.
After giving it a quick hand wash, place the glass baby bottle into the dishwasher, along with any nipple, rings, or caps.
To prevent cracks, using the top rack of your dishwasher is the best idea.
Note: If you don't have a dishwasher, no problem. You can boil a large pot of water instead. Allow the bottles to soak in the water for about 5 minutes, then remove them using tongs.
If your dishwasher doesn't dry your glass baby bottle well enough, place them on a drying rack.
This drying rack should be in a separate area, out of reach of children and away from any area where you prep food.
Let the bottle dry completely so that there are no water droplets left inside. This will make it easier if you are trying to mix a formula.
If your glass baby bottle is brand new, don't forget to sterilize it before using it for the first time.
You can do this by placing it in boiling water for five minutes. Bottles will need to be sterilized again. But check with your physician to find out when it is okay to stop.
Hopefully, this article clears up any confusion you may have about cleaning a glass baby bottle.
If, however, you have more questions, drop us a comment or contact us today for help.