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Your baby’s immune system isn’t working 100% yet. This makes them more vulnerable to getting infections. Here’s a little help on how to clean your baby bottles, pacifiers, and bottle teats to make sure your little one grows up as happy and healthy as possible.

How do I clean my baby products?

Watch this video for a short explanation of how to safely and thoroughly clean your Difrax pacifiers, bottle teats, and baby bottles. You can also find a more detailed explanation in the text below the video.

Tips & Tricks

  • Before using them for the first time, we recommend sterilising or boiling your pacifiers, bottle teats, and baby bottles to ensure that all bacteria are killed.
  • For the times to follow, there are two ways to clean your Difrax products: 
  • With hot water and detergent: rinse the bottle, teat, and other components with cold water. This is necessary as proteins harden at 40°C, making them more difficult to clean. Following this, clean the products under the tap with hot water and detergent. 
  • In the dishwasher: rinse the bottle, teat, and other components with cold water to prevent the proteins from hardening. Then place them in the top rack of the dishwasher and select a program of at most 55°C.

You also mustn’t forget to clean the larger baby products in your home. You can do this in the following way:

  • Use a clean cloth and hot soapy water to wipe down larger baby products, like kitchen utensils and the highchair/baby chair.
  • Then clean all the items that your baby puts in its mouth, like toys and their teething ring.

According to new guidelines, after the first use, it is no longer necessary to boil products. This doesn’t apply to premature babies, children with health problems and children with thrush. In these cases, sterilization or boiling is still recommended.

Cleaning pacifiers, bottle teats and baby bottles: a list of handy tools

The bottle brush

The Difrax bottle brush is a handy tool for cleaning your baby products. The small brush can be used for pacifiers, bottle teats and bottle parts. With the small brush, you can easily reach difficult spots. The large brush is used to clean the body of your baby bottles. The brush fits all the way through. This way, you make sure that your baby products are properly cleaned.

To the bottle brush:

It’s also crucial to clean the larger baby products in your home – like kitchen utensils and highchairs, for example – as well as the items that your baby puts in their mouth, like toys and teething rings. You can do this simply by using a clean cloth and hot soapy water to wipe them down.

According to new guidelines, it’s no longer necessary to boil products after the first use. Please note that this doesn’t apply to premature babies, children with health problems, or children with thrush. In these cases, sterilisation or boiling is still recommended.

The Difrax bottle brush

Difrax’s 2-part bottle brush is a handy tool for cleaning your pacifiers, bottle teats, and other bottle parts thoroughly. The small brush lets you reach those awkward corners and the large brush can be used to clean the body of your baby bottles. It can be quickly and easily cleaned by running it under a hot tap, but it’s also dishwasher-friendly.