Whether you are bottle feeding with infant formula or with expressed breast milk, it is recommended to sterilize your baby bottles before use, for at least the first 12 months of your baby’s life.
How to clean and sterilize baby’s bottles
The whole process to clean your baby’s bottles has three steps: wash, sterilize and dry.
Step 1: Wash your hands with soap and water.
Step 2: Wash all bottles and bottle parts with soap, and rinse thoroughly.
Step 3: After washing, it’s time to sterilize.
There are several methods to sterilize your baby’s bottles.
- Electric Sterilizer
Most electric sterilizers not only kill germs and bacteria, they also come with drying functions.
- Microwave Steam Sterilizer
You will need a microwave for such sterilizers. Add water in the sterilizer and put it in your microwave. How long you put the sterilizer in depends on the wattage of your microwave.
- Boiling water
You can sterilize the cleaned bottles and bottle parts in a pot of water at a rolling boil. Make sure that the water completely covers the bottle equipment.
Once all the parts have been sterilized, remove all the parts from the water or sterilizer with a forceps or tongs that also have been sterilized. Place the bottles and other parts on a sterilized shelf to air dry. Once dry, store them in a sanitized, closed container.
Reminder: Always wash your hands thoroughly before touching equipment that has been sterilized.
Simple, Smart, Safe
If you’re looking to save time on all the washing, sterilizing and drying, consider Combi’s New Steam Sterilizer and Dryer. It allows you to sterilize and dry 9 bottles at once. That’s equivalent to a baby’s 1-day of bottle usage! Here’s why having Combi’s Steam Sterilizer and Dryer can make your parenting life easier.
1. Quick and efficient
Only 6 minutes. The sterilizer can kill 99.9%* of harmful germs in your baby bottles or other products, using natural steam.This means more leisure time with your baby and more rest time for mummies!
*includes Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Cronobacter spp. effectively tested by approved laboratory.
2. Steam and dry
It’s important to make sure every part of the bottle or product is 100% dry, to prevent any liquids from being trapped. Combi sterilizer not only kills germs, but dries them as well. The unique air rotator evenly dries your sterilized items silently. You can choose a 10-minute or 45-minute drying cycle.
3. Large Capacity
Have a baby that feeds a lot? The large capacity allows you to sterilize 9 bottles at once.
Fuss-free and user-friendly, you’re just a touch away to clean, sterilize and dry bottles. Forgotten when you turned the sterilizer on? No sweat. The LED timer display will show the remaining minutes on the cycle.
5. Safe and Protected
You don’t have to constantly hover around the machine to check when the job is completed. It will automatically shut off when the cycle is completed or when the heater plate is dry. Afraid of the heat? The double walled design ensures heat resistance and prevents burns. All materials used are BPA free and FDA food grade approved to ensure a toxic-free environment.
Watch the demo here to have a better idea.
Combi Steam Sterilizer and Dryer is now available at all major departmental stores, Lazada, baby shops and Combi Showroom.
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