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Bottle-feeding: When to replace nipples and bottles

Eyka AG

Posted on October 17 2017

Signs a nipple should be tossed

Check bottle nipples often (at least every two to three months) for these signs of wear and tear:

  • Breast milk or formula pours out in a stream. Liquid should drip steadily out of the nipple — if it comes rushing out, the hole is too big and the nipple should be replaced.
  • Discoloration — this could be a sign that the nipple is deteriorating.
  • Thinning — this an early sign that the nipple is weakening. To test a nipple's strength, pull hard on the bulb. The nipple should rebound into its original shape. If it doesn't, throw away the nipple.
  • Stickiness or swelling — this could be a sign that the nipple is deteriorating.
  • Cracks, tears, or breaks — pieces of the nipple could break off and become a choking hazard.

Signs a bottle should be tossed

You should replace your baby's bottle if you notice:

  • Cracks, chips, or breaks — Your child could cut, pinch, or otherwise injure himself. This is especially dangerous if you use glass bottles.
  • And remember, if you use bottles with disposable liners, you should throw away the liner after each use.

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