The best sippy cup is a must for toddlers transitioning from baby bottles. These magical child-sized cups allow your children to drink independently without worrying about knocking over their clothes or your furniture. However, like other tools for drinking or eating, the sippy cup must be properly cleaned and disinfected so that your child can use it safely.
How often should I clean and disinfect my child's sippy cup?
The Baby Bottle should be checked, cleaned, and disinfected daily. Because the suction part of the sippy cup has small cracks, it makes them easy to breed mold. It is important to thoroughly inspect your child’s sippy cup before each wash to see if mold has started to form in the cup’s mouthpiece. Normally, these tiny gaps are overlooked, which means that children may be directly exposed to mold by touching their sippy cups.
How should I clean my child's sippy cup?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide a lot of good advice on cleaning bottles and breast pumps. Fortunately, many of the same techniques and techniques apply to your child's sippy cup.
The sipper cup should be cleaned daily, consistently. Cleaning sippy cups can be slightly more tedious than cleaning other drinking tools for infants and young children, as they usually include small straws or valves to prevent accidental spillage of liquid. Although we appreciate the anti-overflow design of the sippy cups, it means that they require extra attention during the cleaning process.
First, you need to collect your cleaning tools. To properly clean your child’s sippy cup by hand, you need to use a sink with hot water, dish soap, a clean towel, and a small brush designed for scrubbing in small, compact areas. These small brushes allow you to clean small and hard-to-reach spaces, such as the valve of the sippy cup or space. With the increasing popularity of reusable cups and sippy, such brushes have become easier to find and buy.
At the beginning of the cleaning process, you need to divide the sippy cup into separate parts. Most sippy cups have only the bottle and lid part, but others may have removable sleeves or other parts, except for the basic ones. Once you take the sippy cup apart, start carefully and systematically scrubbing each part from the inside out with hot soapy water. Use a small brush to scrub in the crevices to ensure that the BPA free sippy cup is thoroughly cleaned.
Once each part of each sippy cup is thoroughly scrubbed and rinsed with clean hot water, place each part on a rack to dry before reassembling. Just like a baby bottle or breast pump, if the parts of the suction cup are reassembled before they are completely dry, they may become moldy.
Can I clean and disinfect the sippy cup in the dishwasher?
The sippy cup can definitely be cleaned and disinfected in the dishwasher. However, to help the dishwasher, it is best to pre-rinse the sippy cup with hot water before putting it in the dishwasher. Under normal circumstances, small pieces of food will get stuck in the mouth of the sippy cup. Although the dishwasher is good at removing sticky materials and dirt, it may ignore food residues or other debris in the small space of the sippy opening.
After removing the parts of the sippy cup from the dishwasher, give each part-time to dry on the drying rack before reassembling and storing them. Before deciding to clean your child's sippy cup in the dishwasher, make sure that this brand is dishwasher safe.
Are there other products that can be used to sterilize the sippy cup?
Thorough hand washing and dishwashing is a good way to clean and disinfect the sippy cup. Some parents like to use other methods to thoroughly clean the sippy cup. For example, you can also buy a microwave sterilizer. Some parents like to use it to clean the parts of the baby bottle-if you still have one at home, you can reuse it to clean the parts of the sippy cup. The working principle of the microwave sterilizer is to use a small amount of water to generate hot steam in the sterilization chamber. After heating in the microwave for a few minutes, hot steam will form and enter the gaps in the child's sippy cups.