2.1 Outline hygienic practice when: preparing formula feeds, sterilising equipment

QualificationLevel 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: 1.3 Support physical care routines for children
Learning outcome: 2. Understand hygienic practice in preparing formula feeds
Assessment criteria: 2.1 Outline hygienic practice when: preparing formula feeds, sterilising equipment

  • Preparing formula
    • Wash hands
    • Use sterilised bottles and teats
    • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions – use correct measurements
    • Make up feeds one at a time, when required
    • Use freshly boiled water from the tap (not reboiled water)
    • Let the feed cool for no more than 30 minutes
  • Sterilising equipment
    • Wash hands
    • Clean bottles in hot, soapy water as soon as possible after feeds
    • Use a bottle brush and teat brush
    • Rinse before sterilising
    • Follow sterilser manufacturer’s instructions
    • If possible, leave bottles in steriliser until ready to use them
    • Assemble bottles on sterile surface

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