We will tell you the answer to this question based on real experiences from our customers as a professional feeding bottle sterilizer manufacturer.
A customer's daughter had persistent diarrhea with green and sour-smelling stools and occasional foaming when she wasn't yet one month old. They thought it was an ordinary stomach flu and the symptoms improved after taking probiotics for a few days, so they didn't pay much attention to it.
Until a month later, her colleague sent her a picture of her son's mouth, saying he had developed thrush, and warned her to be careful. She quickly pulled open her daughter's mouth to check and found that there was a similar white substance in her mouth. She was scared and immediately took her daughter to the hospital.
After asking a series of questions such as how the bottle was sterilized, whether toys were sterilized, whether oral hygiene was cleaned every day and whether there was diarrhea, the doctor diagnosed that the unclean mouth caused thrush and diarrhea!
As the saying goes, diseases come from the mouth! This is absolutely true, especially for infants with an incomplete digestive system and low immunity; oral hygiene is a very important issue that needs to be paid attention to.
A baby bottle is a tool for infants to eat, and if it is not completely sterilized, it can easily become a breeding ground for bacteria. When the baby uses the bottle again, bacterial infections are inevitable, leading to vomiting, diarrhea, thrush, and even acute gastroenteritis.
In order to do a good sterilization job, this customer ordered a milk bottle steriliser overnight. However, the sterilizer was fired during the probation period simply because it was purchased hastily, and they had to buy another one.
Sterilization is a compulsory course for all baby households, whether breastfeeding or bottle-feeding. Traditional methods such as boiling with water or using a microwave oven to sterilize, are no longer adequate to meet the needs of modern families. Therefore, the bottle sterilizer must be bought and must be purchased carefully, without being careless!
Do you need to sterilize the bottle every time it is used? According to the baby's age.
For infants under 3 months old with low immunity, they need to be sterilized every time they use the bottle.
For babies aged 3 to 6 months, their items need to be sterilized at least once a day.
For babies aged 6 to 12 months, items need to be sterilized 1-2 times a week.
Regardless of which bottle sterilizer is purchased, choose one with a large capacity as much as possible.
As the baby grows up, they will need more and more items to be sterilized, such as tableware, toys, and clothes. When the baby doesn’t use the items anymore, it is still suitable for the whole family to use it for storage.
Which one to choose between steam sterilizers and UV sterilizers?
If it is only to sterilize items such as a baby's bottle, it is recommended to choose a steam sterilizer with good sterilization effects and slightly cheaper prices. If there are various items that need to be sterilized, it is recommended to choose a large ultraviolet bottle sterilizer that is not picky about sterilizing items.
Summary of the key points to consider when choosing a steam sterilizer and UV sterilizer.
When choosing a steam sterilizer, compare the capacity, heating plate material, heating method, and filter material.
When choosing a UV sterilizer, compare the capacity, light source, and filter material.