Protecting and improving the health of children is of fundamental importance. Bottle sterilizers make what used to be a time-consuming task as easy as pushing a button. When sterilizing your bottles, it is imperative that they be cleaned thoroughly first. Sterilization then is an extra step that guarantees all bacteria on the bottle has been killed. It does not replace a thorough cleaning. Remove the bottles from the sterilizer only before feed time. Keep the sterilizer covered with a lid until you need a bottle, to keep the feeding equipment free of germs.