How Do You Sanitize And Sterilize Bottles?

How do you sanitize and sterilize glass bottles?

Step 1: Clean & Soak.

Ensure your bottle is empty.

Step 2: Rinse, Repeat.

Remove your labels.

Step 3: Boil for Ten Minutes.

Being careful not to burn yourself (glass containers will get very hot) use tongs to place your glass bottles in boiling water.

Step 4: Rinse in 70% Isopropyl Alcohol.

Step 5: Air Dry..

Can you sterilize bottles instead of washing?

Sterilizing baby bottles with boiling water And don’t worry—it’s fine to sanitize plastic bottles using this method. Fill a large, clean pot with enough water to cover the bottles. Submerge the freshly washed bottles in the water upside down, making sure there aren’t any air bubbles at the bottom.

How do you sterilize a bottle?

BoilingPlace clean bottles, teats, caps and utensils in a large saucepan on the back burner of the stove, not turned on yet.Add enough water to cover all the equipment, making sure there are no air bubbles.Bring water to the boil, and boil rapidly for 5 minutes.Turn off the stove and allow the water to cool down.More items…

How do you dry bottles after sterilizing?

Drip dry. Many parents leave freshly sterilized baby bottles to dry on a specially designed rack, or a regular dish drying rack. Although, we’re not against this method, the process can be time consuming and your drying rack will also have to be sterilized often. Towel dry – Not Recommended.

Can babies drink tap water?

For babies under 6 months, you should not use water straight from the mains tap in the kitchen as it is not sterile. You will need to boil the tap water first and then let it cool down. Water for babies over 6 months doesn’t need to be boiled.

Do I need to sterilize bottles every time?

Sanitizing is an extra step to kill more germs on items that have been cleaned. Sanitizing feeding items provides more protection against all infections. How often should bottles be cleaned? Bottles should be cleaned after every feeding.

How long do bottles stay sterile?

24 hoursOnce your baby’s bottles and feeding things are sterilised you can store them inside, so they remain sterile for up to 24 hours.

What age do you stop sterilizing bottles?

12 months oldIt’s important to sterilise all your baby’s feeding equipment, including bottles and teats, until they are at least 12 months old. This will protect your baby against infections, in particular diarrhoea and vomiting.

What happens if you don’t sterilize canning jars?

Sterilizing is a crucial part of preserving to remove any bacteria, yeasts or fungi thus protecting the food you put into the jar. Dirty or jars not correctly cleaned will infect the food inside, and it will spoil very quickly. Sterilizing is a quick and easy process so therefore should never be omitted.

How do you sterilize plastic?

Soak the plastic: For complete plastic sterilization soak the plastic container in a bleach-water solution of about 5 to 10 percent bleach. Bleach will not take long to disinfect, so the soaking time is minimal. Heat plastic: This can be done in a hot dishwasher rinse, but a microwave is more effective.

How often should you sterilize baby bottles?

Fortunately, you don’t have to buy a baby bottle sterilizer to keep things sanitary. If you use bottles or pacifiers, you’ll want to sterilize them before their first use and perhaps periodically thereafter, but it’s not necessary to sterilize bottles after every use.