Essay On Water Sterilising

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There are a few different ways you can sterilize your bottles, and these include: A cold-water steriliser. A steam sterilizer. Sterilisation by boiling. (Sterilising equipment will be needed for breast milk expressing pumps and storing breast milk too). STERILISING: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Clean your surfaces with hot soapy water. Get your feeding equipment (they should be washed in hot soapy water with a bottle and teat brush as soon as possible after a feed, and then rinsed with clean cold water). DID YOU KNOW? Dishwashers will clean bottles, but not sterilize them as the water will not get hot enough. Babies immune systems is not as strong and developed as yours, so they are much more susceptible to infection and illness, which is why sterilization and good hygiene are vital to avoid issues like sickness and diarrhoea.…show more content…
For all sterilising equipment, follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Cold water sterilisers need the solution changing every 24 hours, and feeding equipment needs to be left submerged for 30 minutes before it can be used. Make sure there are no trapped air bubbles in the bottles or teats, as this means these areas won’t be sterilized. Ensure all the equipment is kept under the water with a floating cover. When using a steam sterilizer, make sure that the teats and bottles are facing down, so that the steam goes up into them when the water heats up. Timings are based on the steriliser, so check with you particular product. These sterilisers can be electric, or popped in the microwave. If using boiling as your method to sterilize, then ensure your equipment is safe to boil, and keep it submerged for at least 10 minutes. Teats can perish quicker when this method is used, so keep a close eye on their
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