After using baby utensils and toys, they need to be cleaned and disinfected to prevent germs from affecting the baby's low resistance. Using a feeding bottle sterilizer to disinfect the baby's bottles and toys is the preferred choice. Do you know how to use a feeding bottle sterilizer correctly?
A feeding bottle sterilizer is a utensil sterilizer that disinfects and sterilizes the baby's bottles. Because milk powder contains proteins and fats that are easy to breed bacteria, if the baby's utensils are not thoroughly disinfected, the baby may experience symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea after use.
The conventional method of boiling water to sterilize bottles can fully sterilize them, but the temperature and time of sterilization are difficult to control. Using a feeding bottle sterilizer can easily control the sterilization time and temperature, and free up time for parents.
The time for sterilizing the baby's bottles is generally divided according to the baby's age: when the baby is 5-6 months old and has weak resistance, the used bottles and nipples should be placed in the feeding bottle sterilizer for disinfection in a timely manner. For babies over 6 months old, they can be sterilized every 1-2 days according to the frequency of their bottle usage.
The purpose of disinfection is to kill bacteria. The effect of sterilizing bottles with boiling water in a pot is the same as using a feeding bottle sterilizer. However, prolonged use of hot water for sterilization can easily cause deformation of the bottle body, and contact between the rubber or silicone nipple and the metal of the pot can produce environmental hormones, posing a health hazard to babies. The sterilization time is also not easy to control.
As for utensil sterilization, can home kitchen sterilization cabinets be used to sterilize bottles, nipples, and spoons?
No, because the bottles on the market are generally made of PP, PPSU, or glass materials, and the nipples and spoons are generally made of silicone. These materials have a common characteristic of low heat resistance. The high temperature of the kitchen sterilization cabinet can easily cause deformation of the baby's utensils, and there is even a risk of glass bottle fragmentation. In addition, the kitchen sterilization cabinets currently on the market use ultraviolet sterilization, which is only effective for items within the irradiation range and does not work on the back side, leading to incomplete disinfection and posing a great health hazard for babies.
The correct steps are to first read the instructions for the feeding bottle sterilizer and follow the operation guide in the instructions. Before use, clean the bottle with a bottle cleaning agent, and invert the bottle cap and nipple into the sterilizer according to the specified sterilization time.
When using a feeding bottle sterilizer for the first time, disinfect the sterilizer without putting in the bottle first. After fully sterilizing, you can use the feeding bottle sterilizer normally.