From baby bottles to pacifiers, you’ll find yourself dealing with a bunch of new dishes to clean up every day as a new parent. Putting them in a dishwasher and having it do all the hard work for you is the easiest way to deal with this problem, but are baby items dishwasher-safe?
Check the Label
Not all baby items are created equal, and the easiest way to determine if they’re dishwasher safe is to check their label. Certain baby items can’t stand up to the high dishwashing temperatures, and if the label doesn’t state if they’re dishwasher-safe, it’s usually best to wash them by hand.
Like every other item you’re placing inside your dishwasher, baby items have to be properly placed and protected. It’s a good idea to keep them on a top rack, away from the heat source. Also, consider placing them face down and as securely as possible so they wouldn’t fall down during the washing process.
Dishwasher-makers are fully aware that parents often face many dilemmas when washing their baby items, and they decided to do something about it. Some models come with special programs, such as “Hygiene” or “Baby Protect”, so check if that also happens to be the case with yours.