You have probably
heard it is best to sterilize baby bottles. But while you
probably only need to sterilize baby bottles before using
for the first time, it is surprising how many new moms don't
know how to sterilize bottles or are doing it wrong. Here
is how to properly sterilize baby bottles, nipples, pacifiers
and other accessories before using.
First, bring a
pot of water to a rolling boil. Then submerge your bottles,
nipples, pacifiers etc for a minimum of five minutes (use
a timer so you don't short yourself on time!). They do need
to keep submerged so place something heavy on top to keep
them submerged, such as a wire veggie steamer. Remove from
boiling water (use tongs or carefully drain) and let the bottles
air dry on a clean towel or paper towels. Now they are sterilized.