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How can you safely wash baby bottles in the dishwasher?

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To safely wash baby bottles in the dishwasher, first ensure that the bottles are labeled as dishwasher-safe; then, separate each bottle into its individual parts (nipple, ring, cap and bottle) before loading the dishwasher. Use only hot water and a hot drying cycle.

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Additionally, parents should inspect the bottles after washing with clean and dry hands. Make sure that the nipple is clear of lodged milk. If there is still debris, run it through the cycle again, or hand wash with soap, hot water and a baby bottle brush. Breast milk and formula are particularly prone to bacteria growth, so it is important to check the bottles, even after they go through the dishwasher.

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