Tips for Cleaning Bottles & Sippy Cups + BIG Savings!

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With two kids under 21 months we are constantly drowning in bottles and sippy cups. And I don’t mean metaphorically…literally, they are over taking our dishwasher, cabinets, counter tops, diaper bag, and car. Help me! 

We go through so many a day and let’s face it….although you should probably wash them by hand, “ain’t nobody got time for that!” Introducing my favorite kitchen appliance. The dishwasher. And my favorite detergent, Finish® Max in 1 Powerball®.

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I grabbed this bag last time I ran in Walmart. They are exactly where you think they would be, with the household cleaning supplies! We’ve used Finish® for a long long time, so when they asked me to throw a little blog love their way, I didn’t hesitate! 

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My little sidekick! Can you tell it was almost time. Note: don’t eat the dishwasher detergent, bring the girl a snack!! 

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Okay, so lets talk about a few TIPS for getting those bottles and sippy cups their cleanest clean!

1. Wash all parts separately/take apart. Depending on the bottles and sippy cups you use, this will look different for you, but you get the picture. You want to take them apart so they can be thoroughly cleaned and dried. If you don’t take them apart water can get trapped in certain spots and mold may start to grow. Gross. 

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2. Rinse The dishwasher & detergent will do a through washing job, you still want to quickly rinse all your parts, especially if they might sit in the dishwasher a little bit. We don’t run our dishwasher until after dinner, so milk sippy cups from breakfast will sit in there all day. And if they aren’t rinsed they will begin to smell. 

3. Place all bottles and sippy cups in the top basket. Since most of your pieces are plastic you will want to use the top basket in your dishwasher. The heating element is in the bottom of most dishwashers, so the top rack is safer.

4. Use a dishwasher basket. While the actual bottle and cup can go anywhere up top, you will want to use a dishwasher basket for all of the smaller parts (straw, spout, nipples, etc.). 

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5. Use a detergent you can trust. We use Finish® Max in 1 Powerball®. They leave all our dishes including bottles and sippy cups spotless! 

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 So do you find the time to hand wash your bottles and sippy cups? If so, do tell your secrets to finding the time! If not I’m so glad I’m not alone in the dishwasher club!

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Next time you are at Walmart make sure and grab Finish® products. Also save BIG using their Finish® Max-in-One ($8.97 – $1.00 = $7.97) and Finish® Jet Dry® ($2.96 – $1.00 = $1.96) Ibotta offers! AND as a bonus: if you buy any Finish® Detergent (23ct and larger) AND Finish® Jet Dry®, you’ll get an additional $1.00

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Reckitt Benckiser. The opinions and text are all mine.



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