Congratulations! Whether you have a baby or just about to pop one out! In this fast-paced world where women are becoming more powerful, motherhood is still the most amazing thing we have! And if you are a busy mama you want to make the first few years go by as smoothly as possible. Waking up at weird hours several times daily and nightly can be a hassle, but there are plenty of products nowadays that are safe and make it easier for you to feed your baby, make sure to include the best baby bottle sterilizer in your baby registry!
This awesome multipurpose bottle and baby food warmer doubles as a sterilizer! It’s equipped with an automatic shut-off feature for safety and to ensure that feeding your baby is that much easier! No need to spend money on both warmers and sterilizers! Getting both features at this price is an incredible deal, comes with a jar so it can be continued to be used to warm baby food. This product is safe and does not contain any lead, BPA, nitrosamine, latex and other harmful materials that can be especially toxic when heated.
This doesn’t just sterilize bottles, it also has a little basket that allows for the sterilization of pacifiers, which is a really useful thing if you’re looking for a sterilizer, might as well be an all-around product to save money, time and energy so you can spend more of everything on your little loved one!
This electric sterilizer brought to you by Philips AVENT can sterilize just about anything! Anything that has to do with baby feeding, that is. It can sterilize bottles, pacifiers, jars of baby food, cups, and even breast pumps, hallelujah! Have you ever tried to sterilize a breast pump manually? Well you don’t have to worry about that anymore! The great thing about this sterilizer is that the holders are adjustable and can fit any sized baby bottles and jars.
Just like the product above, this has an automatic shut-off feature so you won’t need to run around like a lunatic to prevent overheating damages or even fires. The sterilizing cycle lasts for 5-6 minutes before it shuts off . This product is also BPA-free and free of other harmful materials to ensure only the safest for your baby!
Another product by Philips AVENT! Unlike the the last two products we discussed, this one isn’t electric. Which makes it a little more durable. This sterilizer can take up to 4 bottles and takes only a little water and 2 minutes in the microwave to get those bottles bacteria-free! You don’t have to worry about waiting for it to cool before taking it out of the microwave as the side grips stay cool enough to the touch. Since the bottle openings are not adjustable as this product is fixed at size to be able to fit in a standard microwave, only certain baby bottles such as the Philips AVENT Classic bottle and other regular sized baby bottles can fit in the openings. But another good thing about this is it also sterilizes non-electrical or manual breast pumps, and of course pacifiers.
There are safety clips fitted for you to keep the lid shut during heating and this product is also free of harmful chemicals and materials such as BPA, which is something you should always be looking out for when buying baby products. Durability? There’s a one year warranty to ensure you of its quality!
Another non-electrical sterilizer made to fit in standard microwaves is this Munchkin Steam Guard Microwave Sterilizer. This sterilizer has been designed to fit many things at once. You can even put small, microwave-safe baby toys such as teethers to make sterilizing for your baby’s needs an easy task. Manufacturers say that you can fit 4 bottles and 2 manual breast pumps at once! This sterilizer doesn’t just come with grips that stay cool, but also heat-resistant tongs to help you remove toys, bottles and pumps to let cool.
This product does not have specific holders for bottles which is why it has so much space for more things. This feature also allows different sized bottles to be used in this sterilizer so you can sterilize your baby’s favorite bottle with ease!
This product is similar to the Munchkin Steam Guard Microwave Sterilizer, only it isn’t as generic. This sterilizer by Dr. Brown is specifically created for their very popular line of baby bottles, whatever size from their line will fit actually, even the glass bottles are safe with this products molded sterilizing tray. This can fit up to 4 bottles, and can also be used to sterilize small baby accessories such as teethers and small toys. It’s dishwasher safe to save you time and energy. It includes plastic tongs for easy removal of heated items for cooling. Free of Nitrosamine, BPA, Latex and other harmful materials and is very lightweight to allow for on the go bottle sanitizing!
If you are using only small bottles, you can fit in about 6 instead of 4, it really depends on the size and shapes of the bottles you’re using, breast pumps can be used in this as well but only standard sized manual pumps will fit. And you’ll have to let it cool after the microwave heating, as it doesn’t come with cooling grips. Dr. Brown is well known for durable products, so it’s definitely worth taking a look at especially at a price like this!
Back to the electric sterilizers! If you don’t have a microwave and opt to go without, electric sterilizers are the type of sterilizers for you! This holds up to 6 standard sized baby bottles at a time. This electric steam sterilizer comes with tongs, 2 5-ounce bottles and even a formula dispenser for those who are making that transition from breast milk to formula or for those who choose to go formula from the start! Accommodates any option and is such an amazing product brought to you by Tommee Tippee.
This sterilizer also has an automatic shut down feature after 5 minutes of sterilizing, it takes about 8 minutes altogether to warm up, sterilize and cool down to ensure a quick and easy sanitation that lasts up to 24 hours. The baby bottles that come with this mimic a natural breast for the comfort of your baby.
Another product by Munchkin makes it onto this list and this time it’s their Steam Guard Electric Sterilizer! If you’re the kind of person who thinks “go big or go home”, this is definitely the electric sterilizer for you! Why? Let’s start off with the fact you can fit 9 bottles in this thing! That’s right! NINE! It’s absolutely perfect for those who have twins, triplets, quadruplets, and you get the drift. Like most electric sterilizers, this comes with an automatic shut off feature after the sterilizing cycle is complete. It comes with heat resistant tongs, and the handles stay cool to the touch.
It takes 6 minutes to sterilize as opposed to the usual 5 minutes but hey, we’re talking 9 bottles here! The fitting of this product allows for teething toys, and other baby feeding accessories like breast pumps. Any sized bottle can fit into this sterilizer, as its best quality is probably all the beautiful space inside! Also has heat resistant clips that attach upwards to keep the lid secure while sanitation is in progress. This product is obviously not dishwasher safe but promises of easy cleanups as it has minimal parts that are easy to attach and detach without worries of breaking it!
Looking for both functionality AND style? This product by Baby Brezza will compliment your household with it’s snazzy looks! This Sterilizer Dryer can take in up to 6 bottles plus additional baby accessories. It has several options to suit your specific needs. The rack inside can be used for storing your bottles outside and takes a total of 8 minutes to sterilize, and stays bacteria-free for 24 hours.
The choices on this thing are so crazy you’ll love it! You can choose to sterilize or dry, or even both with the variety of automatic presets, you can also choose between 30-45 minutes or an hour to dry properly. If you’re one of the people who don’t like the left over residue from the steaming and sterilizing process, this will eliminate that problem and keep your baby accessories clean and dry!
There are many things to take into account when choosing a baby bottle sterilizer. First of all, do you have a microwave? If you do and would like to save a bit of money, you should look into the microwaveable sterilizers as they are sure to last you a long time and are usually a lot more affordable compared to electric sterilizers. But if you’re one who doesn’t have a microwave and not interested in microwaves at all, go ahead and look into the electric sterilizers. They are a little more expensive, but usually have a lot more options especially when it comes to size and capacity. Some electric sterilizers have drying functions as well which is a great option to have especially if you don’t like the left over residue in the bottles that steam causes.
How many babies do you have? Or how often are you willing to be sterilizing bottles, pacifiers, breast pumps and other accessories throughout the day? That is of course, if you’re one to constantly sterilize which is actually a good habit if you want to ensure the health of your baby, or if your baby gets easily sick. If you have more than one baby to look after, or if you don’t have the time to be constantly sterilizing everything several times a day, think about how many bottles and other accessories you would need per sterilization process and opt for a sterilizer with a capacity that suits your needs and your budget.
Other things to look into are portability if you are a mother constantly on the go. Microwavable sterilizers are usually a lot more portable because of the standard size made to fit into microwaves but consider if the place you are going to will have a microwave. If not, you can opt for a smaller electrical device that doesn’t hold as many bottles. You also have to make sure that the products you use do not contain any harmful materials and chemicals such as BPA, latex, nitrosamine and other surprisingly common components in such products. What’s the point of sterilizing your baby stuff if there are harsh chemicals being heated up and being used by your baby?
There are many options in the market when it comes to baby bottle sterilizers. Always make sure to look at the product specifications and the materials it’s made of. The products listed have been the most popular choices for moms all around the world, and the variety is sure to have just what you need!
Be specific with you and your baby’s needs to ensure you get the perfect product for your home. The purpose of a sterilizer is to make it easier for you to care for your baby and save you time so you can spend more energy on memorable moments with your child, don’t let yourself settle for less!