Germs pose a real threat to your infant’s health. For this reason, you must thoroughly sterilize the bottles to prevent germs from getting into the milk you feed your baby with. Which sterilizer can you rely on?
Dr. Brown’s Deluxe Bottle Sterilizer has recently been redesigned to improve the product’s performance and make it more user-friendly. Now the sterilizer offers you these key features:
- It is able to sterilize as many as six bottles at a time.
- The sterilizer comes with a special tray that positions bottles so that steam is equally spread between all of them. Steam penetrates into each bottle and heats up all its surfaces.
- There is an accessory tray for sterilizing nipples, other bottle parts and breast pump accessories.
- Not only does the sterilizer ideally fit all Dr. Brown’s bottles, it can also be used with the great majority of other bottle brands including Comotomo, Tommee Tippee, Philips Avent and Medela. In general, to fit the sterilizer the maximum height and width of the bottle should be 5.75″ and 2.75″ respectively.
- The sterilizer includes a measuring cup to help you use as much water as needed. It also comes with tongs to handle sterilized bottles.
- There are only two buttons to press to start the sterilizer! The device shuts off automatically after both the heat cycle and the cool down cycle are complete. It usually takes from eight to twelve minutes to sanitize your bottles.
- Dr. Brown’s Deluxe Bottle Sterilizer weighs only 5.6 pounds; its dimensions are 13.3″ x 12.8″ x 10″. This product is ideally suited for any room or kitchen, and you will have no problem carrying it from place to place.
- The sterilizer is BPA free and complies with all applicable safety standards.
Here are some recommendations for using the sterilizer:
- Carefully wash bottles, nipples and all other pieces before putting them in the sterilizer. Do not use the sterilizer for cleaning: it should only be used to sanitize bottles and eliminate germs and viruses.
- Sterilize all newly bought baby bottles and pacifiers before using them.
- Use a clean towel to dry sterilized bottles. You can also allow the bottles to air dry.
- It is recommended that you only use distilled water to sterilize your bottles. If you use tap water, you will need to descale the sterilizer at least once a month.
- Dr. Brown’s Deluxe Bottle Sterilizer needs only as little as 3 oz. of water to sanitize bottles. If you pour even less water, your bottles might not be sterilized properly. If you use too much water, the basin might overflow.
- You can use hot soapy water to clean the removable tray, measuring cup and tongs. All other parts of the sterilizer should be cleaned with either a damp cloth or damp sponge.
- The manufacturer’s manual contains explicit instructions on how to descale the sterilizer: you will only need a 3.5 oz. mixture of vinegar and water.
While Dr. Brown’s mainly focuses on manufacturing innovative baby bottles, the company also produces pacifiers, baby cups, wipes and products for breastfeeding.