Everyday, I or my husband make sure to thoroughly sanitize and sterilize our son’s bottles before we make his milk. Per the Center for Disease Control, properly cleaning baby bottles helps to prevent microbials from contaminating the milk you feed your baby.
- Antibacterial dish soap
- Small basin tub
- Bottle cleaning brushes
- Large pot
- Bottle drying rack
- First, fill a large pot with water and place it on the stove.
- Turn the stove on to the highest setting because you want the water to boil at an extremely hot temperature. High heat kills bacteria and viruses.
- Fill a small basin with warm water and dish soap.
- Next, take a bottle brush and thoroughly scrub each bottle piece.
- Rinse with warm water.
- Next, place the bottles in the large pot and let it boil for at least two minutes.
- Use tongs to transfer the bottle pieces from the pot to the drying rack. If you don’t have a drying rack, just use a clean towel or multiple paper towels.