If you’ve ever had a newborn in your home, you know how much they love exploring new things. Which usually means putting whatever they can get their hands on into their mouths. Make sure to stay one step ahead by sanitizing the items they use the most.
How to sanitize baby bottles by hand?
- Step 1: Start by washing your hands well with soap for 20 seconds then take apart all of the bottle parts (bottles, nipples, caps, etc).
- Step 2: Rinse bottle parts by holding them under running water, do not set them in the sink.
- Step 3: Place all the items in a clean container used only for clean baby bottles. Fill the container with hot water and dishwashing soap and begin scrubbing items with a clean brush. Squeeze water through nipple holes to be sure they get clean.
- Step 4: Allow to air dry by placing the bottle parts, washing container, and bottle brush on a Viva® Signature Cloth™ paper towel.
How to sanitize baby bottles in the dishwasher?
- Step 1: Start by separating all the bottle parts.
- Step 2: Rinse bottle parts by holding them under running water. The water can be warm or cold, whatever you prefer.
- Step 3: Place bottle parts in the dishwasher. If possible, run the dishwasher using hot water and a heated drying cycle since this can help kill more germs.
- Step 4: Wash your hands with soap and water before removing the cleaned items from the dishwasher. If items are not completely dry make sure to wipe down with a Viva® Signature Cloth™ paper towel.
Keep your home stocked with Viva® paper towels to ensure you have what you need when you need it. For extra germ removal, the CDC recommends sanitizing feeding items at least once daily.