Well, I don't want to get into this topic yet, since I feel too immature to talk about babies, but here is what I managed to come up with.
Obviously, this is one of the most important things, when having a baby. It doesn't really matter if you choose a machine to wash the bottles or you decide to clean them by hand.
The point is, you have to make sure that you're using baby friendly solutions.
Prepare in advance hot water, soap and a brush good for bottles. The best time to wash the bottle is immediately after use. This way you'll prevent the agglomeration of milk in to create an unpleasant odor.
This happens way faster with plastic bottles, that's why it's better to use glass ones (I know, they're heavy, but that's why I'm not the expert here).
Never leave bottles dirty overnight! Clean them as soon as you feed the baby.
Pour the remaining milk in the sink and rinse the bottle with warm water. After that, fill the sink with warm water and soap, and place the bottles and teats in it. This way you will speed up the cleaning process.
Brush the inside of the bottle. Don't forget to move the brush along the edges to remove residual milk. This way you'll also get rid of bacteria growing inside the bottles.
After the brushing process, rinse the soap and dry the bottles, as usual.
Sterilization and disinfection is recommended for babies, especially for those affected by immune disorders.
The water we use everyday is from a reliable drinking water supply, but pediatricians still recommend to sterilize the baby bottles, at least the first two months.
The sterilization process is very simple.
- Fill a pot of water, put the bottles and all other needed accessories, and boil them for five minutes. After boiling, remove them and let them dry.
- The method of cleaning bottles seems to be stressful and time-consuming, but this way you can make sure your little precious is protected from bacteria.
- All mothers need to provide healthy environment for their babies, so, professional cleaners advise to also clean and disinfect the toys, that are surrounding your child.
You can use environmentally friendly products. Most of them can be found at home, so you don't even have to spend a lot of money.