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Baby bottle safety
All baby bottles should be replaced after one year of use. If you can, it's generally better to handwash a baby bottle with warm water and a baby-friendly detergent than to wash them in the dishwasher. Read our guide on how to sterilize your baby bottles. You should replace the teats when the baby is ready for the next size or if they get cracked, discoloured, or start to thin. Remember, silicone teats are firmer while latex is softer so they'll have a different endurance. Make sure you check these regularly.
If your baby is turning their nose up at the bottle, you might need to let a few hours go by before attempting again, as the hunger might make it easier for them to accept it. It can take a while to convince your baby to accept a bottle, but if he is hungry, he’ll want to feed eventually so don’t give up. It could be a case of trial and error when it comes to bottles – some babies will prefer a particular shape, while others need features that ease wind or colic. You might need to try a few till you find the right one.
Read our step-to-step guide on how to bottle feed a baby for more information.