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How to Clean, Sanitize, and Store Infant Feeding Items

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HOW TO CLEAN, SANITIZE, AND STORE INFANT FEEDING ITEMS

DISHWASHER (IF DISHWASHER SAFE)
1. Take apart. Separate all bottle parts (for example, bottles, nipples, caps, rings, valves).
2. Rinse. Rinse bottle parts and any other feeding items by holding them under running water. The water can be warm or cold, whatever you prefer.
3. Wash. Place bottle parts and other feeding items in the dishwasher. (Be sure to place small items into a closed-top basket or mesh laundry bag so they don’t end up in the dishwasher filter.) If possible, run the dishwasher using hot water and a heated drying cycle (or sanitizing setting); this can help kill more germs.
baby bottles in dishwasher
4. Remove from dishwasher. Wash your hands with soap and water before removing and storing cleaned items.
– If items are not completely dry, place them on a clean, unused dish towel or paper towel to air-dry thoroughly before storing in an area free of dust or dirt. Do not use a dish towel to rub or pat items dry because doing so may transfer germs to the items.

Content Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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