Over the years I’ve discovered my own tips and tricks and thought they might be useful to someone else. So every Thursday I will share what I’ve learned through trial and error with my own “Ah Ha!” moment or a tip that I’ve read (aka “stolen”) that I think is ingenious.
The tip that stands out in my mind is my own method for washing bottles. I have a two step routine. 1. Dawn Direct Foam is the key to my initial wash. I put one squirt on my bottle brush and add just a tiny bit of hot water. Then I’m ready to scrub all my bottles and rinse with very hot water. I don’t have to fill the sink full of water when I need to wash just a few bottles and and I know that they are really getting clean. This also worked great for my pumping supplies when I was still nursing.
2. Periodically I use Medela Quick Clean Micro-Steam Bags to sanitize my bottles. I used these more when my baby was younger and when I went back to work and had a lot of pumping supplies to clean on a regular basis. These bags work great for quickly sanitizing ANYTHING in microwave. Other ideas for the bags include pacifiers, sippy cup valves, small toys…the possibilities are endless!
If you do something similar or have your own bottle washing trick, please feel free to share. If you have any parenting or household related tip please send them my way at epianfetti(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll include it in next week’s post.