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How Often You Should Change A Baby Bottle

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 23, 2017
How Often You Should Change A Baby Bottle

A baby bottle is a feeding tool that must be carefully looked after as it comes into direct and constant contact with of our baby's mouth. For this reason, it is vital that the bottle be cleaned properly and that it be sterilized and have the teats replaced frequently to prevent infection and other health problems. Therefore, in OneHowTo we explain how often you should change a baby bottle.

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Types of baby bottles

First, note that the material from which the bottle is made will vary the frequency in which it should be replaced. When we choose our baby's bottle we must take this into account and pick the one that best suits our case:

  • glass / plastic bottle
  • rubber / silicone / latex teat

Thus, we can choose any combination of these materials, or even others not listed here, to find the bottle that best suits each baby.

How to know when to change a baby bottle

It will be essential to constantly check the state of our baby's bottle to ensure that it is still in good condition and poses no risk to our little one. In general, experts say the bottle teats should be replaced every 2 or 3 months at the most.

However, we may need to change them before if they are damaged, though in some cases they may last even longer. There are also clear signs that can help us to know when it is necessary to replace the bottle, or at least to replace the teats:

  • The milk does not come out properly, for example the jet is excessive as the hole has become too large.
  • The teat has a sticky texture or has changed color.
  • Deformations or cracks in the teat.

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