Generally speaking, you’ll want to replace even the best baby bottles every three to six months, which means you’ll be replacing bottles a few times before your baby stops bottle feeding altogether.
Should you replace baby bottles?
On average you should replace your baby’s feeding bottle every 4 months, but if you notice any of the following you should replace them immediately: Cracks, chips, or breaks — your baby could cut, pinch, or otherwise injure himself. This is especially dangerous if you use glass bottles.
Can I save bottles for next baby?
As long as they’re not broken or warped, bottles are fine to reuse.
Do feeding bottles expire?
Generally, brand new baby bottles last for about 3 years, but once used, the lifespan will shorten to about 6 months. Moreover, the more frequently used, the easier the bottles will degenerate from the heat of frequent cleaning or other causes such as bruise, cracks, or scratched.
How long do unused baby bottles last?
Yes, as long as your baby doesn’t drink from the bottle. An unused bottle of formula mixed from powder can last up to 24 hours in the fridge. That’s why many parents opt to make a larger batch of formula in the morning and portion out into bottles — or pour into bottles as needed — for use throughout the day.
Do plastic baby bottles go bad?
Cons: Plastic baby bottles may not last as long as glass. And if you’re using older, secondhand bottles, they may have bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used to make hardened plastic.
How do you store baby bottles long term?
Wrap Baby Bottles in Bubble Wrap and Baby Blankets
Baby bottles (especially glass bottles) need special care, or they will likely break in storage. Wrap baby bottles in bubble wrap, and then pad the spaces between bottles with baby blankets. Stuffed animals also make excellent padding.