Is your teether dishwasher safe?

Is your teether dishwasher safe?

As a new parent, you may be wondering about the best way to clean your baby's teething toys. 🧸 One option that may have crossed your mind is throwing them in the dishwasher. But is this really a good idea? Let's take a closer look.

Firstly, it's important to make sure that your teething toy is dishwasher safe. Most all-silicone teethers are, but it's always a good idea to check the packaging or manufacturer's instructions just to be sure. If it says it's dishwasher safe, you're good to go!

Assuming your all-silicone teether is dishwasher safe, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure to put it on the top rack of the dishwasher, away from the heating element at the bottom. This will help prevent it from getting too hot and potentially melting or warping.

Another thing to consider is the detergent you're using. Some dishwasher detergents contain harsh chemicals that can damage or discolor silicone. Look for a detergent that's labeled as safe for baby items, or consider using a natural, eco-friendly option.🌏

When it comes to cleaning your baby's wooden teething toys, you cannot put them in the dishwasher. Wooden teethers can warp, crack, or split in the dishwasher, and the heat can also cause the wood to lose its natural oils and become brittle. 🪵Instead, it's best to clean wooden teethers by wiping them down with a damp cloth and mild soap, and then allowing them to air dry. You can also use a natural oil like coconut or olive oil to keep the wood moisturized and in good condition.

Pacifier clips often contain metal or plastic components that can rust or warp in the dishwasher; the heat can also cause the cord to melt, so they are not dishwasher (or sterilizer) safe. Instead, it's best to clean pacifier clips by wiping them down with a damp cloth and mild soap, and then allowing them to air dry. 🧼 This will ensure that they stay in good condition and safe for your baby to use.

In the end, the most important thing is to keep your baby's teething toys clean and safe for them to use.

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