Whichever way you choose to clean your baby’s feeding equipment such as bottles, teats, pacifiers and milk storage bottles, sterilising helps to get rid of germs and bacteria. From the moment your baby is born, steriliser comes in handy especially for full-time bottle-fed babies. Once your baby starts solids, your steriliser can be used to sterilise bowls, spoons and sippy cups too.
It is recommended to sterilise your baby’s bottles and utensils up to one year old as after that, his immune system is stronger to fight off any germs or infections. Most sterilisers are made to last a good while – so if you’re planning on expanding your family any time soon, it may be best to invest in a robust one.
Generally, there are four main sterilising methods:
- Traditional ‘steriliser’ – Simply boil your baby’s feeding equipment in a deep pot for ten minutes. The pot you use should be exclusively for that purpose.
- Electric steam steriliser – This is a stand-alone plastic container that comes with an electrical power point and functions to kill bacteria using steam. Most fit six bottles at once.
- Microwave steriliser – This also uses steam to get rid of bacteria on baby’s feeding equipment. Most hold up to four bottles.
- Cold-water sterilizer – This involves dissolving a solution or tablet in water and submerging the bottles to eliminate any bacteria. It’s also the most time consuming to use.
From wallet-friendly type to splurge-for-quality range, we offer a good selection of sterilisers:
Little Bean Electric Steam Steriliser
A simple, straightforward device to sterilise any brand of six standard and wide neck bottles at one go. Its steam cycle takes eight minutes to complete. It also comes with a switch fitted with thermostat control, a power indicator and a free bottle tongs.
Snow Bear Milk Bottle Steriliser
It’s micro-computer controlled and takes around 10 minutes to complete a steaming cycle. Easy to clean and comes with a special slot to refill water without repolution effects.
Kidsme Multi-Purpose Steriliser
Holding up to six bottles, this includes a top rack for you to place the soothers, teats and food feeders. It also comes with a microwave tray and rack and is BPA-free.
Tommee Tippee Electronic Steam Steriliser
Sterilises in 5 minutes, it’s fuss-free and has an illuminated power indicator. It holds a day’s worth of milk bottles and is easy to clean due to minimal parts. It comes with two bottles, a formula dispenser and a nipple tongs.
Philips Avent 4-in-1 Electric Steam Steriliser
Whether it’s a few small items or a full load, the steriliser is adjustable to your needs. It has an integrated dishwasher basket that perfectly fits the items you want to sterilize. The 5-minute cycle with automatic shut-off uses natural steam sterilisation to kill 99.9% of harmful germs.
It has a large capacity, fitting nine standard bottles or six wide-neck bottles. The heat sensitive safety handle changes colour to show when the lid is hot. Sterilises in six minutes and features a water measure with anti-scale filter.
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