When a family is happy for the newborn, there is a very real problem in front of them: How to feed a child. Except for natural feeding method, using a feeding bottle is also a choice. At this time, parents will be tangled in the choice of glass or plastic. Whether it is practical or economical, plastic material will be better. Now many brands will choose such plastic extruder to produce corresponding products for them.
Many parents are afraid that plastic bottle will be harmful to their children, but if used properly, it will bring a lot of convenience to the entire parenting stage. So what kind of bottle should be used for newborns? What kind of plastic material is suitable?
Plastic baby bottles are just a general term, and there are also a variety of blow mold type like PC, PP, PES and PPSU. PC was a material that was used in large quantities, especially for the production of baby bottles, space cups etc, but not anymore, because it is controversial for containing bisphenol A. The higher the temperature of bisphenol A remaining in PC, the more release and the faster the speed, which has an impact on infant development, immunity and even cancer. So now every country has ordered the production of this material to be banned.
PP Material: PP bottles are favored by parents because of high chemical stability, not easy to break, good hygienic performance and high heat resistance. Microwave tableware is generally a plastic PP product. Poor hardness, non wear resistance is its shortcoming.
PES Material: PES has excellent heat and chemical resistance, dimensional stability. It can resist heat at 180°C and doesn’t produce bisphenol A when heated, and the bottle body is light. The residual milk in the bottle is not easy to clean and is replaced once every six to eight months.
PPSU Material: PPSU is an amorphous thermoplastic with high transparency and hydrolytic stability. The product can be subjected to repeated steam sterilization. Further than that the bottle is light, resistant to falling, not easy to break, brewing or steam sterilization is not easy to produce chemical toxins, doesn’t contain endocrine-causing carcinogenic chemicals (environmental hormone bisphenol A), heat resistance 180 °C, microwave heating. Easy to scratch is its biggest drawback.
Of course, cleaning and disinfection also determine the effect of plastic baby bottle. All feeding ustensils should be disinfected before use. Bottle disinfection is supposed to be done from birth to beyond 1 year of age. Here are some methods of it.
Microwave Disinfection: The bottle can be heated and disinfected in a microwave oven-specific bottle sterilizer. Follow the instruction for use. Note that plastic ones should not be directly placed in a microwave oven for it. They should be filled with water and then heat sterilized.
Steam Disinfection: After washing the bottle, put it in a special steam sterilizer and use it according to the instructions in the manual. If you do not have a dedicated steam sterilizer in your home, you can also steam it in a steamer for 15-20 minutes.
Boiling Disinfection: Water in a special skillet drowns the bottle, which should not be too full, so as not to boil the bottle out of the pot and burn the bottle. Make sure that bottle is filled with water to prevent it from floating up. The plastic bottle can be boiled and placed together with the nipple, milk cap etc., and boiled for 10 minutes, but it should be noted that the time is too long to be easily deformed.
The plastic bottle needs to be cleaned every time is it use. Otherwise, milk powder will condense on it. If the temperature is suitable, it will easily cause bacteria to grow. When used again, it may cause baby to have diarrhea and other issues. Be sure to dump the remaining milk in time, use water in time to clean the bottle, if necessary, use hot water to clean the stains on bottle. Many families like to use simple and convenient cleaning agents. It is important to notice that whether cleaning or disinfection requires use of a dedicated bottle cleaner. These cleaners are made of natural materials to avoid the presence of chemicals that affect your baby’s health.
After the bottle is sterilized, the parents can swap it up with a clean one and put it in a special storage box to facilitate later removal. The storage box should be kept dry and clean at all times, and a cover ought to be attached to prevent dust from contaminating the bottle after disinfection. In addition, the clips used to hold bottles can not be disinfected regularly and no other use is allowed.
Children in infancy need extra care, especially in the feeding part, which requires a lot of attention from parents.