Of all the things your baby puts inside his mouth, baby bottles probably top the list. And since they are used most of the time, you wash, clean, and sterilize them to make sure they don’t harm your little one. But do you know how often to replace baby bottles?
Change baby bottles every six months
A good rule of thumb is to replace your baby bottles after every 6 months as long as they are BPA-free. In case you aren’t using BPA-free bottles, remember to buy new ones within three months.
Now, that doesn’t mean that you’d have to wait 3 or 6 months just to get new bottles. If you see any chips, cracks or leaks, discard the bottle right away. Discoloration is a good sign that you need a new bottle, too.
In case you are using glass bottles, you need to be very careful in inspecting them. If you see any dent, chip or even a single scratch, throw them right away.
Don’t forget the nipples
Your baby bottles aren’t the only things you need to keep a close eye at. Generally speaking, changing nipples is a lot more important than changing bottles. After all, the nipple is the part that gets in direct contact with your baby’s mouth.
Ideally, you need to change the nipples every one or two months. If there’s damage or discoloration, don’t hesitate to get a new one. The same applies if the nipple no longer fits the bottle.
Knowing how often to replace baby bottles is essential in keeping your little one safe. Remember to get new bottles every 6 months and to change nipples every one to two months.
Make it a habit to check the bottles and nipples. If you see any cracks, chips or scratches, don’t hesitate to throw it away and buy new ones.