Microwave Steam Steriliser
Our daughter is 2 1/2 now and when we looked at sterilisers for her we chose the Tommee Tippee Microwave Steam Steriliser. We chose it because it uses no chemicals so seemed safer than other types available. Many parents don't feel their baby's bottles are properly sterilised unless they can smell the Milton off them but in my opinion, the less chemicals the better. Steam is just as effective at killing off any bacteria and 100% natural. Also, it's so quick and simple to use, all your sterilising done in a few mins! If you intend using a breast pump regularly then the quicker the better! If you would feel better using Milton once in a while then you can put it in the conatiner and give all your equipment a good soak now and again.
It's so simple to use;
Wash out the bottles,
pour 200 mls of ordinary mains tap water into the bottom,
put in your bottles/beakers/breast pump parts/whatever (put everything in upside down, as in nack of bottle downwards),
close the lid,
pop the steriliser into the microwave for 5 mins on full pwer,
Be careful of the steam for a few mins when you take it out of the microwave - don't open it immediately.
Also, the steriliser comes with a handy tweezers. This is excellent. Sterilise it with the rest then use it to put pull the teats back through the bottle collars. You then don't handle the teats AT ALL once they're sterilised.
I can't praise this steriliser highly enough. Best bit of equipment we bought. Only thing to make sure before you buy it is that you have a decent average-sized microwave, not a small one. There are other steam sterilisers on the market but to the best of my knowledge, they all take longer, are bulkier and need to be plugged in. This particular one can be taken with you when you go to visit the inlaws for a weekend or whatever.
Time to stop now I think, anyone still reading?