In general, there are several ways you can sterilize baby bottles, namely:
1. Boiling Method
When you choose to sterilize baby bottles by boiling, you must pay attention first to the type of plastic baby bottles because the type of polycarbonate (PC) will release chemical compound residues when boiled. This type of plastic will release residues that are harmful to your baby’s health, namely bisfanol which will harm the body’s hormone system. If the type of plastic bottle of your milk is safe for sterilization by boiling, then what you can do is to provide a large pot with a lid. Fill the pot with enough water, that is, when the baby’s milk bottle has drowned in the pot. Make sure there are no air bubbles trapped in the bottle and nipple, then cover the pot and simmer for about 10 minutes.
2. Using a microwave
Many baby bottles can be sterilized in the microwave. It only takes 90 seconds to sterilize your baby’s bottle in the microwave. Do not cover the milk bottle during microwave sterilization because pressure can build up in it. Be careful when removing the microwave cap at the time of steam realization as it will retain heat after its realization. The main advantage of microwave sterilization is that there is no odor or taste left after this method. Additionally if you can store it in a closed manner it will help to keep your bottle of milk sterile for 3 hours.
3. Cold Water Method
You can buy special sterilization equipment for cold water sterilization or you can use a plastic container with a lid. If you are using a bucket or container to sterilize a feeding bottle, check that the utensils you are using are clean. The next thing you should pay attention to is that there are no air bubbles left in the bottle and keep everything submerged for at least 30 minutes for optimal sterilization. For those of you who are going to sterilize a milk bottle, the important thing that sometimes escapes your attention is the cleanliness of your hands, then the tools to be used such as a bottle brush and also how to rinse it, make sure the detergent you use is clean and does not leave an imprint on the milk bottle.