9 Baby Bottle Brushes to Get Things Sparkling Clean
August 6, 2020
Baby’s bottle can get very, very germy if you don’t clean it after every use. Think about it: Things like bacteria and mold love moisture, and both breast milk and formula spoil pretty fast. Expose your child to leftover liquid and you could be exposing them to illness, especially since their immune system isn’t fully developed. Fear not, though—a high-quality baby bottle brush will get rid of harmful residue. That’s why they’re must-haves on our checklist of what to buy for baby. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the best, so you can rest assured your child’s sips are nutritious, not noxious. Need more tips? Check out our guide to thoroughly cleaning baby’s bottle.
There’s a reason Dr. Brown’s bottle brush is on tons and tons of baby registries: It really does the job. The sponge and bristle design provides double the cleaning power, plus it comes with convenient attachments. The easy-grip handle features a built-in nipple cleaner (because bottle nipples are notoriously hard to clean) and there’s a storage clip that works as either a vertical stand or a horizontal holder you can suction to the surface of your choice.
Buy it: $4, Amazon.com
OXO Tot’s bottle brush also has thousands of rave reviews on Amazon. That’s because of its flexible neck and detail cleaner that can handle tight spaces. In fact, the detail cleaner works well on breast pump parts too.
Buy it: $7, Amazon.com
The Munchkin bottle brush comes in cute colors and has all the features we love: an easy-to-hold handle, flexible-yet-durable bristles and an attached nipple cleaner. It works with most plastic and glass bottles and promises to reduce “splash back”—hallelujah!
This all-in-one baby bottle brush and nipple cleaner has a unique shape designed for easier cleaning. The curved brush head handles bottles’ rounded edges well. Plus, it’s dishwasher-safe—because brushes can get just as germy as the items they’re meant to clean.
Buy it: $4, Amazon.com
This baby bottle brush also includes a nipple cleaner handle attachment. Its bristles mean business, but they won’t leave scratches, which is important since germs can hide in even the tiniest crevices. The hundreds of excellent Amazon reviews are an added bonus.
It’s safe to say that two-in-one designs are always appreciated. This one has extra-wide bristles to really get in there with. Choose from either a blue, green or pink baby bottle brush.
This smart baby bottle cleaner brush has silicone bristles that won’t damage plastic or glass. Better yet, the silicone is naturally antibacterial, which prevents germs and gross smells. Of course, there’s also an integrated nipple brush.
Buy it: $13, Amazon.com
Prefer a sponge design? Try this triple threat. It’s got a creatively shaped bottle brush, a smaller nipple brush and—bonus—a straw cleaner. Now you can properly clean your little one’s sippy cup straw!
Buy it: $8, Amazon.com
Here’s another OXO baby bottle brush option, this time for on-the-go families. The brush and nipple cleaner come with a case they snuggly fit inside. Once open, the case turns into an ultra-convenient drying rack for bottle, sippy cup and even breast pump parts.
Buy it: $15, Amazon.com
A few final words to the wise? For optimal cleaning, pair your favorite baby bottle brush with a bottle from the same brand to ensure it really fits.
Published July 2019
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