How Often Should Teats Be Cleaned?

Hygiene is one of the most sensitive issues in baby care. The mother is responsible for the personal hygiene of the baby and keeping all the products she uses sterile. All products, from the mouth of the baby, from the bottle to the gum, from the nipple to the cup, must be disinfected before each use. Care should be taken to clean the nipple, which is one of the most commonly used products for babies. Because they are used in the mouth, unclean nipples can easily cause various diseases.

There are some important issues to consider when cleaning a pacifier. You can keep your baby’s nipple sterile by paying attention to these points.

– If the pacifier is used for the first time, it should be boiled for 5 minutes and cleaned for the first time. In future use, it should be thoroughly washed with natural soap and water and given to the baby after rinsing. In this way, you will eliminate dust and other foreign substances that may contaminate the pacifier during production.

– If the pacifier is to be used within the first 6 months of the baby, the pacifier should be boiled or cleaned for several minutes with a sterilizer daily. Because the baby’s immune system is not fully developed during this time, they are extremely vulnerable to external threats.

– The pacifier of infants older than 6 months should be sterilized every two days and again by short boiled or washed with hot water or disinfected using a sterilizer.

– The boiling method is only suitable for high temperature resistant silica gel. If you cook rubber pacifiers, their structure will deteriorate and they will become unusable. In addition, the silicone pacifier is easier to clean due to its smooth construction and water resistance. In other words, you should consider their model to clean up your pacifier.

– Always check the pacifier to see if there are any debris before feeding the baby. If a piece is broken, the baby may accidentally swallow it. Stop using such pacifiers immediately.

– The time to change the nipple varies depending on how the baby uses the pacifier, but under normal circumstances, it is recommended to change it every 2 months.

Although the types of pacifiers vary, the general framework for pacifier cleaning is as described above. Whether you are a round or orthodontic pacifier, you should make sure your baby’s pacifier is sterile before each use and give it to your baby.

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