A bottle sterilizer will help to keep bottles and dummies sterile and hygienic and prevent your baby from picking up germs from milk bacteria and alike. It will also help to keep baby paraphernalia such as breast-pump attachments, teething rings, and bottle brushes in tip-top condition to help protect your little one’s vulnerable immune system. Although some people feel that a bottle sterilizer may not be mandatory but we are of the opinion that everything related to the baby feed and baby feeding process is sterile as well as clean.
A bottle sterilizer will also help prevent your baby from picking up germs from milk bacteria and alike by keeping those feeders and feeding bottles sterile. With so many types of sterilizers to choose from it can be an uphill task to know which model of bottle sterilizer is most suitable for your needs. In this article, we have narrowed down some worth considering feeder sterilizers, such as the Nuk Sterilizer, Philips AVENT Electric Steam Sterilizer, Mam Electric Sterilizer, etc.
- Philips AVENT 3-in-1 Electric Steam Sterilizer
Although the Philips AVENT 3-in-1 Electric Steam Sterilizer is compact, but it is among the best electric sterilizers in the market that can also handle up to six standard feeding bottles. Also, there is a separate removable compartment at the top that can be used to sterilize smaller items like pacifiers and nipples and you can also use the bottom compartment for breast pumps, plates, and other accessories.
- Babymoov Turbo Pure Sterilizer and Baby Bottle Dryer
The Babymoov Turbo Pure Sterilizer and Baby Bottle Dryer has a glossy black base and BPA-free lid, which gives it a modern and attractive look. But the main advantage of using it is that you can sterilize bottles in only eight minutes to eliminate almost all the bacteria and unpleasant odor. While its pure drying function will get the bottles dry, you must make sure to replace the sterilizer’s HEPA filter every six months.
- Mam Electric Sterilizer and Express Bottle Warmer
It is a multipurpose tool that not only works as a sterilizer but also as a bottle warmer and can be used to defrost and heat up baby food. In addition to these useful features, it has a ‘keep warm’ feature as well. Users find the Mam Electric Sterilizer and Express Bottle Warmer easy to use and easy to assemble.
- NUK 2 in 1 Steam Sterilizer
The 2 in 1 Nuk sterilizer is a multi-purpose tool that has the capacity to quickly disinfect up to 5 baby bottles and accessories and lets you steam cook foods such as veggies, fish, etc.
- Boots Baby Electric Sterilizer
Boots Baby Electric Sterilizer is a fabulous option for anyone whose budget is stretched. Designed to fit up to six bottles, this Boots sterilizer can sterilize in only six minutes. Moreover, the Boots Baby Electric Sterilizer lets you sterilize other accessories such as teats as well.
It is recommended to ensure that your baby’s bottle is at the right temperature when she feeds from it and using a good quality bottle warmer is a quick method to get your baby’s bottle at an ideal temperature. It is important to note that using a bottle warmer is safer than using a microwave oven and far more accurate than running the bottle under some hot water from the tap to warm the bottle for feeding your baby. Like other products, the best bottle warmer depends on where you will use it and how often you need to warm up bottles. In short, it should match your needs.
Bottle warmers are safe to use but you should buy a product designed for use with the material of the baby feeding bottles you are using. Nonetheless. using a baby bottle warmer is way safer than putting milk for your baby in a microwave. Moreover, if your little one is used to breastfeeding, she will probably prefer to drink lukewarm or warm milk from a bottle, and a bottle warmer can come in handy in this scenario. On top of that, drinking warm milk can help your baby relax and go to sleep, and it is also easier to digest. But remember that breast milk starts losing its nutritional properties when heated above 104°F, so it is better to heat her bottle to 98.5°F to mimic the natural temperature of breast milk. On the other hand, if your baby is not used to breast milk and prefers it lukewarm, heating the bottle in the 75 to 80 degrees range would be fine. You can also test the temperature of milk that you just warmed in a bottle warmer before giving it to your baby. All you have to pour a few drops on the back of your wrist to be sure that it hasn’t gone too warm due to some malfunctioning. There are different types of baby bottle warmers, such as electric bottle warmer, portable travel bottle warmer, bottle warmer bag, car bottle warmer, and more. You can choose one according to your needs. The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Portable Travel Baby Bottle Warmer is a fabulous multifunctional, BPA-free product that comes with a thermal flask to securely store hot water for warming on the go. Moreover, it has a compact design to fit in a bag and a securely fastened lid protects from leaks and spills. Electricity isn’t needed to operate it.