Before You Start

Before sterilising, it is important to clean all your baby bottles thoroughly. This is best achieved with warm soapy water and a Bottle Brush or by placing them on the top rack of a dishwasher, on a warm cycle, avoiding strong coloured foods. Be sure to clean all bottle components, including teats and lids, ensuring all traces of milk are removed. For best results, this process is best completed as soon after a feed as possible to avoid giving the milk chance to dry. Once cleaning is completed, rinse off all detergent carefully. You should also wipe down worktops and surfaces and clean your hands thoroughly before proceeding to the sterilisation phase.

Note: Our baby bottles are dishwasher safe, but other baby bottles may not be. Check with the manufacturer or wash by hand.

Sterilisation Methods

There are a number of sterilisation methods available to choose from, all with their own advantages and disadvantages:

For more information on what to do with your newly sterilised equipment, you may want to visit our making up a feed page. You may also want to read about descaling your steriliser.