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FAQs

How do I clean this bottle?

Before first use, disassemble your bottle and place all components in boiling water for 5 minutes, or use the Munchkin® SteamGuard™ Microwave or Electric Sterilizer for proper hygiene.

For ongoing cleaning, carefully disassemble the LATCH™ bottle. Wash all components with soap and hot water and rinse thoroughly. Clean the valve using a small, soft brush. Use LATCH™ Deluxe Bottle Brush for best results.

All bottle parts are top rack dishwasher safe. For best results, use Munchkin® High Capacity Dishwasher basket to secure nipples, valves, and collars during wash and dry cycles.

When is it time to replace the nipple?

Inspect carefully regularly and discontinue use if any tear or crack appears on nipple.

When is it time to replace the valve?

Inspect carefully regularly and discontinue use if any tear or crack appears on valve.

How do I properly use and care for the valve?

To use your LATCH bottles most effectively, we recommend activating the blue valve before each feeding. Simply hold the tip of the valve (triangle head) up to the light to see the slit and pinch it apart to ensure proper venting. When assembling your LATCH bottle, push the valve firmly through the hole at the bottom of the bottle, making sure that the triangle head is fully inserted.

Cleaning is also an important component of LATCH bottle care. In order to avoid tearing, clean the valve using a small, soft brush, such as the LATCH™ Deluxe Bottle Brush.

How do I sterilize the bottle parts?

Before first use, disassemble your bottle and place all components in boiling water for 5 minutes, or use the Munchkin® SteamGuard™ Microwave or Electric Sterilizer for proper hygiene.

Can I use another brand’s nipple with this bottle?

Only use LATCH nipples with this bottle. Other brand nipples won’t fit

Are LATCH parts interchangeable?

All LATCH parts are interchangeable between the 4oz bottle, 8oz bottle, and Transition Cup.

What is this bottle made of?

This bottle is made of polypropylene and silicone. It is BPA and phthalate-free.

The Nipple and Valve are made of silicone

Does this bottle contain BPA?

No. The Munchkin LATCH bottle is BPA-free

How did Munchkin develop the LATCH bottle?

A team of product developers, engineers, and quality managers, many of whom are moms and dads too, have developed the LATCH bottle to be most like the breast. The team also sought expert advice from lactation consultants and nurse practitioners to ensure that we are supporting breastfeeding goals. The bottle has also been tested by breastfeeding moms and babies.

Can I put bottles and nipples in the dishwasher?

All components are top rack dishwasher safe. Use dishwasher basket to secure components during wash and dry cycles. We recommend using the Munchkin® High Capacity Dishwasher basket

When is it time to move to a different flow rate nipple?

Watch your baby to see if she is struggling to get milk out. When you see that she is straining to suck the milk, it may be time to move up to a faster flow rate nipple.

For additional information, see also "The nipple that came with my bottle is caving in, or collapsing, while my baby is drinking. What should I do?"

Is there a quick way to slow the flow of milk while my baby is drinking from the LATCH bottle?

If your baby is sucking quickly from the LATCH nipple, but not swallowing as quickly, you can use one finger to cover the blue valve (anti-colic valve) at the bottom of the bottle for a short period of time. This will gradually slow down the flow to help your baby pace his/her feeds. Be aware that covering the valve for too long could lead to nipple collapse.

The nipple that came with my bottle is caving in, or collapsing, while my baby is drinking. What should I do?

The LATCH Stage 1 nipples that come with every bottle have been engineered to mimic a new mother’s breast flow rate. However, every mother’s flow rate is a bit different and every baby has different feeding needs. The nipple collapse that you are experiencing likely means that your baby is ready to graduate to a faster flow – Congratulations! LATCH Nipples are available in Stage 1 (slow flow), Stage 2 (medium flow) and Stage 3 (fast flow).

To help accommodate every baby’s feeding needs, munchkin.com enables consumers to pick select their bottle and nipple flow. Pick your bottle size, 4oz bottle or 8oz bottle and then select your nipple stage, Stage 1 (slow flow), Stage 2 (medium flow) and Stage 3 (fast flow).

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