Whether you are bottle feeding occasionally or exclusively, a bottle steriliser is going to be your time-saving bestie in the first year with a bub.
Not only can you sterilise multiple items at once in these units, but you have peace of mind knowing that Baby’s favourite bottles and teats are germ-free and good to go when those hunger cues are thrown your way.
In no particular order, here are 11 electric, microwave and UV sterilisers that will save you time, worry…and a bit of your sanity.
Electric Bottle Sterilisers
With a small amount of water at their base, electric sterilisers generate steam at high temperatures to rid bottles and attachments of any nasties. They vary in volume but are generally ideal for families that have bottles on high rotation.
With three different modes of use, this clever sanitiser is going to see you right through the various stages of bottle feeding. You can fill it with up to six bottles in those busy early months, convert to compact format when feeds become less frequent, and use it in microwave format when you’re on the go. That’s convenience.
This efficient electric steriliser includes a unique internal tray with adjustable poles, meaning you can position bottles so that they will actually stay upright throughout the cycle of cleaning and drying. There’s also a handy basket for all those dummies, teats and breast pump attachments.
3. Phillips Avent
Time poor? With a six-minute cycle, this modular steriliser is one of the speediest around and will have you all organised and back cuddling Bub sooner. It has a very handy auto shut-off function and a secure seal that will keep bottles and other feeding gear sterile for up to 24 hours.
Leak-free and big enough to take care of up to six bottles per clean, this steriliser is ideal for parents who are bottle feeding around the clock. The top tray takes care of dummies and teats, and the handy back-lit display panel helps you keep track of the cycle.
It may look like a bottle steriliser, but it’s so much more. This truly multi-functional unit can sanitise up to five bottles, heat up Bub’s pureed veggies, and warm up a bottle to the perfect temperature. Oh, how we love a clever appliance.
6. Eonian Care
We’re giving this two-in-one helper top marks for the fact that it enables parents to warm up the next bottle to the required temperature while sterilising the ones used earlier. The unit has an LED display, safety functions and it comes with tongs and a measuring cup for no-fuss operation.
Microwave Bottle Sterilisers
Usually smaller than electric sterilisers, microwave options are great for parents who are low on space. Being more portable than larger electric units, they’re also a fab solution for day trip and holidays.
7. Tommee Tippee
It’s compact, quick and convenient; this helpful unit delivers four sterilised ready-to-fill bottles and attachments in just four minutes. It comes with tongs and a spare dummy – because you can never have too many of those.
Dome-shaped and compatible with most bottle and microwave brands, this handy steriliser will remove 99.9% of household germs in less than five minutes. With adjustable pegs included on the tray, you’ll be able to get all those feeding accessories squeaky clean at the one time.
Planning on travelling with Bub? This watertight two-in-one unit can be used as both a microwave and cold-water steriliser. The set comes with a pack of antibacterial tablets and tongs, so if you are unable to get to a microwave, you are still able to effectively sterilise those bottles within minutes.
UV Bottle Sterilisers
Ready to say goodbye to steam? These sterilisers use ultra-violet technology to remove dangerous bacteria from bottles and other baby equipment, including toys and all those well-chomped teethers.
With a Phillips UV sterilising bulb and HEPA air-filter system built into the unit, this device targets fungi, bacteria and other illness-causing nasties. The result? Sterile, dry equipment ready for use in just ten minutes.
Want to banish those milky smells? This UV steriliser removes not only germs, but also odours from baby bottles and equipment, leaving those essentials nice and fresh for your babe. It comes in a choice of pink or blue and has a nifty carry handle for when you’re on the go.
The uPang UV Steriliser is suitable for sterilising a wide range of everyday items. From bottles to mobile phones, tablets, gadgets, a computer mouse, toys, keys, wallets and even remote controls by using the Sterilise cycle.
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