When you first get your bottles:
- Wash the bottle, all the parts and – for the first use only – boil the nipple for five minutes.
- Wash all parts in hot water and gentle detergent.
- Use the included Cleaning Brush to clean the holes in the vent insert and the straw-like tube in the vent reservoir.
- Wash the bottle and nipple using a non-scratch sponge or Bottle Brush.
- Let everything fully dry before storing in a clean place.
- Bottle, parts, and nipple are dishwasher (top rack) safe, but ensure you clean small areas in the internal vent system prior to putting in the dishwasher to avoid mold build-up.
Watch a how-to video on cleaning your bottles
- The Centers for Disease Control states that, “Sanitizing is particularly important when your baby is younger than 3 months, was born prematurely, or has a weakened immune system.” In those cases, sterilizing at least one daily is recommended.
- For older, healthy babies, it may not be necessary if the bottle and parts are carefully cleaned after each use. We recommend sterilizing in these situations:
- Sterilize before the first use of the bottle after purchase
- Sterilize after traveling with the bottle
- Sterilize if milk or formula has been inside at room temperature beyond the recommended time period
- Sterilize if it comes in contact with contaminated surfaces or floors
- Sterilize daily when baby is sick with the flu or other viral or bacterial infections