Are Baby Bottles Dishwasher Safe?

by fairgame on April 25, 2011

baby bottle dishwasher basketAre you a parent trying to consider whether you are going to be able to have the convenience of placing a baby bottle in the dishwasher after it has been used?

Using the dishwasher can be a convenient way to wash bottles without having to worry about trying to clean every nook and cranny within the bottle and can easily allow you to clean multiple bottles in a friction of the time that it would take to clean one or two by hand. As well, parents can also use the dishwasher to sterilize the bottles because of the extreme heat that is reached through the temperatures in the washing cycle, helping to save time while using the baby bottles for the infant.

Parents can learn whether the bottles can be placed in the dishwasher through the packaging of the baby bottles. The packaging will indicate whether the baby bottle can be placed in the microwave and whether the parents should take special measures while cleaning the bottles. The packaging will also indicate whether there are any components of the bottle that should not be placed in the microwave. These components of the bottle should be washed by hand.

Most bottles that are dishwasher safe is dishwasher safe for the top rack of the dishwasher only and should not be placed on the bottom rack of the dishwasher. Placing these baby bottles and components in the bottom rack of the dishwasher can cause excessive wearing down of the materials that are sued through the bottle and can therefore cause chemicals to leach into the milk or other liquids that are being served in the baby bottle.

Learning these elements of the baby bottles can help to ensure that parents are going to use the right methods while cleaning and help to choose baby bottles that are indeed dishwasher safe.

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