Keeping Baby Bottles and Pacifiers Clean
Yippie! You just had a baby and you’re on top of the world. This new addition to your family has brought so much joy and everyone can’t seem to get their hands off the baby.
At a certain stage, babies use bottles and pacifiers lot, just to keep their mouth busy. But as a general rule, you want to keep your baby’s bottle or pacifier as clean and sugar-free as possible.
Here are a few tips to do so:
- Never dip your baby’s pacifier into sugar, honey, or any sweet liquid before giving it to them.
- Don’t clean a dropped pacifier in your own mouth. Cavities are contagious, and you could be passing on your own cavity-causing bacteria.l
- The less sugary drinks they consume, the better. Try to limit drinks other than water to only mealtimes. In between meals and during snack time, only put plain water in their bottle or sippy cup.
- Don’t add unnecessary sugar to your child’s food.
- Before your baby cuts their first tooth, make sure you’re wiping their gums with a clean, wet piece of gauze or a cloth.
- Don’t put your baby down for bed or a nap with a bottle. If they absolutely have to have a bottle, make sure you fill it only with water.
Maintaining these healthy habits are sure ways to set in motion a healthy lifestyle for your babies . How do you keep your baby’s pacifier and bottles clean? Tell us in the comment section below.