Choose from the best range of baby sterilisers in Australia at Metro Baby! Featuring effective UV sterilisers and dryers, portable sterilising wands using advanced UV LED light technology and Avent super quick microwave or electric steam sterilisers – all ensuring perfectly sterilised baby bottles.
Safe and Simple Sterilisers for Baby Bottles and More!
At Metro Baby we have a range of leading-brand baby bottle sterilisers that you can rely on. Offering a choice of sterilising methods, these machines will safely sterilise your baby's bottles, while some are also designed to incorporate teats, teethers, breast pump parts and even toys.
Types of bottle sterilisers
Leaders in the latest safe and effective baby sterilisation products include the Avent and Rizees. Advanced design featuring the latest and proven technology delivers 99.9% sterilisation rates using:
1. UV (Ultra Violet) light
2. Electric steam
Our popular Avent baby bottle sterilisers include the 4-In-1 Electric Steam Steriliser, the compact 3-In-1 Electric Steam Steriliser and the Microwave Steam Steriliser.
Using Phillips UV bulbs and HEPA air filtration, the Rizees Baby UV Steriliser and Dryer uses the latest UV technology to sterilise and dry baby bottles, towels, toys and teethers.
How to choose the best steriliser for you
Safe in the knowledge that all our bpa-free UV, electric steam and microwave sterilisers deliver highly effective sterilisation levels for your baby bottles, consider the following features when comparing sterilisers to find the best steriliser for you:
• Ease of Use - is it quick, simple and easy to use?
• Size - which models will best suit the amount of bench space you can spare?
• How many bottles it fits - if you are 100% bottle feeding you may need a large capacity.
• Cost - babies require many new purchases, which steriliser best fits with your budget?
• Does it dry and store bottles - are these handy features important to you?
How sterilisers work:
Some sterilisers use the latest UV technology to achieve 99.9% sterilisation rates against bacteria, viruses, germs, mould, fungi and infectious diseases. UV sterilisation is a proven hospital-grade method so we know it's one of the safest techniques for achieving high levels of disinfection. The highest frequency UVC rays are used for sterilisation, working at a much more intense level than UVA or UVB rays.
Electric steam sterilisers and microwave sterilisers require no chemicals, using high steam temperatures to sterilise items.
Length of cycle
Hungry babies don't wait, so the cycle times may need to be considered if you are going to be fully bottle-feeding or if you have more than one baby to feed.
• Microwave sterilisers take between two and six minutes per cycle, depending on the power of the microwave.
• The Rizees UV Baby Steriliser features four programs, so cycle times vary between the Auto, Sterilisation Only, and Drying Only programs. The Sterilisation Only program takes between 10 and 20 minutes.
• Avent electric steam sterilisers require six minutes of sterilisation time.
Drying is an additional feature not available with all baby sterilisers, but it is a handy option. Drying programs use high heats of 55-60 degrees Celsius to complete the cycle, leaving no mould-inviting moisture behind.
Storage after sterilising
Another optional inclusion to consider is the unit's storage capacity. Obviously a wand steriliser has no storage features but is easy to store in itself. Other sterilisation units may store as many as six bottles at a time.
Bench space is generally the issue with sterilisers that have the capacity to store several bottles, but that is offset by the convenience of sterilising, drying and storing baby bottles quickly and easily all in one place.
1. If you are fully bottle feeding your baby a steriliser which dries and stores your bottles is very useful.
2. If you are partly bottle feeding and partly breast feeding your child, you may not have the same reliance on bottles as a purely bottle-fed baby.
3. And if your baby is breast feeding with the occasional expressing of breast milk into bottles, you may not need much storage capacity at all.
Why sterilise baby bottles
Sterilisation is essential in order to protect your baby's developing immune system from life-threatening gastrointestinal illnesses caused by bacteria, germs, viruses and infectious diseases.
Along with your baby's bottles, you should also sterilise teats, teething rings and breast pumps if you are expressing breast milk for bottle feeding.
The best way to sterilise baby bottles
UV light, steam and microwaves are all proven and effective methods of sterilisation. Which is the best depends on your situation. Consider the different methods and features that the Rizees and Avent baby bottle sterilisers offer, and decide which fits best with your time, lifestyle, budget and baby's feeding methods.
What other equipment needs cleaning?
While some sterilisers are designed solely to hold bottles, others enable you to put other items in for sterilisation. Commonly people also sterilise any equipment involved in bottle or breast feeding which can include breast pump parts and teats.
Anything that goes into your baby's mouth - which during some developmental stages is a lot of things - can and should be sterilised regularly. This might include things like Tommee Tippee sipping cups, any bottle or breast feeding equipment, silicone teats and soothers, toys and towels.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you need a baby bottle steriliser?
You need to sterilise your baby's bottles and feeding equipment in order to keep your baby safe from life threatening germs, bacteria, viruses and illness. The quickest, safest and easiest way to ensure all your baby's feeding equipment is safe for him or her to use is by using a baby bottle steriliser.
What is the best steriliser for babies?
Whether you choose to use a UV, steam or microwave steriliser you can have peace of mind knowing that all our baby sterilisers are proven safe and effective tools for achieving 99.9% sterilisation rates.
When can you start sterilising baby bottles?
You should start sterilising baby bottles from first use, whatever age that may be. Newborn babies' immune systems take a long time to develop, so you should always ensure that baby bottles and feeding equipment is sterilised before use.
How many times a week should you sterilise baby bottles?
It is recommended that you thoroughly clean and sterilise your baby bottles, caps and teats after each and every use.
How long do you need to sterilise baby bottles for?
In Australia it is recommended that you continue to sterilise your baby bottles and feeding equipment until your child reaches 12 months of age.