Hot Water Bottle Safety Guide


Hot water bottles can be dangerous & cause burns if they are not cared for or used in the proper way. Please read our guides for filling, using and caring for your hot water bottle below.


1. When filling your hot water bottle, do not use boiling water. 

2. It is recommended that boiled water is left to cool for at least 20 minutes before filling your hot water bottle.

3. For young children and those with sensitive skin it is recommended that you do not fill the hot water bottle with water that is above 40°C / 104°F and ALWAYS use a cover with the hot water bottle.

4. When filling your bottle hold the bottle by the neck in an upright position and fill slowly to avoid water splashing back.

5. Only ever fill your bottle to a MAXIMUM of two-thirds capacity.

6. ALWAYS expel air from the bottle by lowering it carefully onto a flat surface until the water appears at the opening.

7. Screw the stopper sufficiently tight to ensure there is no leakage. Finger tight should be adequate.

8. Hot water bottles should always be filled by a responsible adult.


1. DO NOT sit, lie on top of or put excess pressure on your hot water bottle.

2. To prevent burns occurring use a cover on your bottle and avoid leaving it in contact with one area of the body for more than 20 minutes.

3. Only use a hot water bottle to warm up your bed. Take it out before you get in. This helps to avoid accidental burns.

4. The use of hot water bottles by babies is not advised and children should be supervised.

5. Elderly people, and those with sensitive skin or reduced feeling should use hot water bottles with care.

6. It is strongly recommended that children are supervised when using hot water bottles.

7. Hot water bottles can be dangerous and cause burns if they are not filled, cared for or used in the proper way. ​

8. Please follow the instructions given.

9. All our bottles are made with natural rubber, so please be careful if you have a latex allergy.


1. DO NOT fill your bottle from a tap or other domestic water system as this can prematurely degrade the product. 

2. When using or storing your bottle prevent the bottle from contact with hot surfaces and contact with oil and grease.

3. When you are not using your bottle, drain it completely and keep with the stopper removed in a cool, dry, dark place - NOT the airing cupboard as the fluctuation in heat from any boiler or water tank will adversely affect the bottle, on or near a radiator, under the sink where chemicals can degrade the quality of the bottle, or where it will be exposed to sunlight. 

4. Do not place anything on top of your bottle when storing it. 

5. Check your bottle thoroughly, including the stopper when using for the first time. Thereafter, check it regularly for wear, damage and leaks. Do not use if you are concerned.  


1. All our bottles are manufactured to British Safety Standard 1970:2012 and come with a guarantee against manufacturing defects. 

2. It is advisable to replace your rubber bottle every 2 years to ensure that you are always using a bottle which is in good shape and safe. Rubber naturally deteriorates overtime and this natural process can be affected by how it is stored and used.

Please also read our Shopping For Safe Hot Water Bottles Guide If you have any questions or would like further information on anything written here please get in touch with us at