Properly Clean Baby Bottles and Nipples

Edited by MsBarbs, Eng, Anonymous

Today we are going to show you the proper way to clean a baby bottle. Here is a dirty baby bottle. Well, dirty as it has milk in it. Let's go over here and get a baby cleaning brush with a sponge. It's a simple cleaning device for cleaning the baby bottles. Here is another one. If you have kids you are probably familiar with these devices.

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    Now we are going turn the water on.
    We do want hot water for this.
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    The first thing we do is open the bottle.
    Rinse it out. This may take several tries, if you use a powdered formula or if the bottle has been sitting overnight. Make sure there's nothing inside it. Once it's rinsed out, set it down.
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    Rinse the nipple and take the nipple out of the bottle ring.
    Now we have three separate pieces, the bottle, the top ring and the nipple.
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    Okay, now we're going take our big brush and go ahead and put a little soap directly on the brush.
    Push the brush down into the bottle and scrub it. Now you want to make sure that you are scrubbing hard with this brush because babies don't have the same bacterial composition in their stomachs that we do as adults. They are not as well developed.
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    Now we're going to scrub the nipple.
    We are going to come back to this and wash this much better. What I'm doing now, by scrubbing this, is I'm getting soap into the nipple.
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    Now, take this piece here and push that up there just to make sure there's nothing stuck inside the nipple.
    I'm not pushing too hard because I don't want to break the nipple, but I do want to put my thumb on the top of the nipple hole to make sure that I am opening the nipple.
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    Then I'm going to get a little water in the nipple, and push my finger into it.
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    As you can see, that is shooting out some soapy water through the nipple, making sure there is no a bacterium or dirt in there.
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    Same situation here, I’m going to scrub the bottle ring.
    Now we are done with this.
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    Always rinse the soap off of your bottle scrubbing devices and put them back where you keep them.
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    Now we are going to switch to this one.
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    Same thing a little bit of soap.
    Now I am not putting very much soap on here. I am putting a little bit, but it's about half of my pinky nail. So, run a little bit of water into the bottle. As you can see there's not a lot, but there is a little bit. Now the reason I used two of these to scrub with is because it only takes an extra 30 to 40 seconds to do. If you don't do this, your children could become very sick. Sick enough, in some cases, that they may end up going to the hospital or worse.
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    So, now that I've scrubbed the inside, I'm just going to scrub the outside again.
    Some people may argue that that is not necessary, but when it comes to taking care of your children it is important.
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    Plastic you can hear.
    It makes a squeaky noise whenever it is clean. If your bottle is not squeaking after you washed it then it is not clean. So make sure your bottle is squeaky clean. Make sure you thoroughly rinse it, and then set it somewhere it can air dry.
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    Now I'm going to go ahead and clean the nipple.
    We have a special brush here for that. Add a little soap to it and we can get that right up into the nipple. Make sure it's nice and scrubbed. Take this and scrub the nipple some more.
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    Rinse it out again, push your finger inside the nipple to shoot that water out.
    There we go. Nice clean baby nipple.
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    Now just run this around here, clean the ring.
    Finally, rinse that off again. It should also be squeaky clean if you are Irish I guess you could say clean as a whistle, but I am not Irish. Not much anyway.
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    Make sure your bottle cleaning device is nice and tidy and put away.
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    Get your hands rinsed off, turn the water off, dry your hands and that's it.
    Thanks for watching VisiHow. Have a great day.
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