Sterilizing bottles, pacifiers, teats, plastic toys and any plastic or silicone object used by the baby is necessary, as long as it does not comply with basic hygiene guidelines. Especially if he is a newborn. The immune system in babies under 4 months is still very weak, and sucking on infected objects could make them sick, causing fever, vomiting and diarrhoea. Sometimes cleaning pacifiers and bottles is not enough, so they should be sterilized.
It is recommended that from 4 months, we stop keeping the baby in a bubble. In order for her immune system to become stronger, she will need to gradually come into contact with the bacteria.
When to sterilize bottles, teats and pacifiers? Well, it is recommended to sterilize bottles and pacifiers in babies at risk, such as premature babies, babies with low birth weight, babies with low defenses or newborns. They should also be sterilized if the pacifier has fallen to the ground, it is the first time we use a bottle after buying it, or we see that the objects used by the baby are not properly hygienic.
METHODS FOR STERILIZING BABY BOTTLES, EXTRACTION ACCESSORIES AND PACIFIERS
- Sterilize with heat in a pot or sterilizing machines. The hole would be approx 15 minutes.
- Sterilize with the microwave with reusable or disposable objects that are sold in the market
Remember to never clean the accessories in the sink, because there are bacteria that you do not usually see. Don't forget to wash your hands very well with soap and water before and after sterilizing the accessories. And of course, let them dry well before storing or using them, preferably outdoors, to prevent moisture from remaining on the object.