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10 Tips for a clean and odorless bottle

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Bottles are an essential tool in feeding babies, but they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria and bad odours.

It is important to keep the bottles clean and odorless to ensure healthy and safe feeding for the baby. Dirty and smelly bottles can contain bacteria and other contaminants that can cause infections, illnesses and health problems in babies. Therefore, it is essential to follow proper bottle care and cleaning practices to ensure the health and well-being of the baby.

To keep bottles clean and odor free, here are some helpful tips:

  1. Wash bottles after each use : After each use, it is important to wash bottles thoroughly with hot, soapy water. Hot water helps break down fat and milk that may remain in bottles after use. Use water hot enough that you can feel it burning a little, but not too hot to avoid damaging the bottles. Be sure to clean all parts of the bottle, including the nipples and caps.

  2. Use a mild, unscented soap: When choosing a soap to wash baby bottles, it is important to choose one that is mild, dye-free, and unscented. Scented or colored soaps can leave residues and odors in bottles that can be harmful to your baby.
    At Home Healthy Home we have created a specific soap for baby bottles and teats, No. 430 , made with organic olive oil. Very soft and fragrance free. Cleans all kinds of food remains on baby utensils and toys. Also indicated for cleaning utensils for people with sensitive skin

  3. Wash bottles by hand instead of washing them in the dishwasher: Bottles can be washed in the dishwasher, but washing them by hand is a more effective way to ensure they are completely clean. Also, some bottles are not dishwasher safe, so it is always important to read the manufacturer's instructions.

  4. Use a cleaning brush: A bottle cleaning brush is essential to reach all areas of the bottle, including the nipple and neck. Be sure to use a dedicated cleaning brush just for baby bottles to avoid cross contamination.

  5. Sterilize bottles: It is important to sterilize bottles regularly to kill any bacteria that may be present. This can be done by boiling the bottles in water for at least five minutes or by using a bottle sterilizer.

  6. Do not soak bottles: Soaking bottles can create a moist environment that can encourage the growth of bacteria. Instead, wash bottles immediately after use.

  7. Dry the bottles completely: After washing the bottles, be sure to dry them completely before storing them. An easy way to do this is to place them upside down in a bottle rack.

  8. Replace Teats Regularly: Teats can wear out over time, which can lead to a buildup of bacteria. Replace teats regularly, especially if they start to show signs of wear.

  9. Store bottles in a clean, dry place: Store bottles in a clean, dry place to prevent bacteria buildup. A closed cabinet or a bottle bag can be good options.

By following these ten tips, you will be able to keep your bottles clean and odorless, which is essential for your baby's health. Always remember to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for cleaning and caring for bottles.

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