Simple guide: When should I replace my baby's bottle and bottle nipple?
No matter you are a mummy that breastfeeds or feeds your baby formula milk, sooner or later as your little one grows, he will she will transition into drinking from a milk bottle. Little everything else given to out little ones, close supervision and attention should be given to the item and usage of the item by our little one.
A baby’s immune system is not yet fully developed, and babies are more susceptible to infection and illness than an older child or adult. Cleanliness is therefore very important when preparing your baby’s bottles.
Signs a nipple should be tossed
Check bottle nipples often (at least every two to three months) for these signs of wear and tear:
- Breast milk or formula pours out in a stream. Liquid should drip steadily out of the nipple — if it comes rushing out, the hole is too big and the nipple should be replaced.
- Discolouration — this could be a sign that the nipple is deteriorating.
- Thinning — this an early sign that the nipple is weakening. To test a nipple's strength, pull hard on the bulb. The nipple should rebound into its original shape. If it doesn't, throw away the nipple.
- Stickiness or swelling — this could be a sign that the nipple is deteriorating.
- Cracks, tears, or breaks — pieces of the nipple could break off and become a choking hazard.
Signs a bottle should be tossed
You should replace your baby's bottle if you notice:
- Cracks, chips, or breaks — Your child could cut, pinch, or otherwise injure himself. This is especially dangerous if you use glass bottles.
- And remember, if you use bottles with disposable liners, you should throw away the liner after each use.
Remember Mummy and Daddy, always always check the bottle and nipple BEFORE giving it to your little ones!
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