How to Choose Baby Bottle Sterilizers

Baby bottle sterilizers help to keep your baby bottles ready for use. When your baby wants to eat, you want to make sure that you give him or her a bottle that is clean and free of germs, bacteria, and other serious health concerns. A sterilizer can make this happen easily. The only problem is that you do not want to pick up the first sterilizer that you see. You want to make the right choice for both you and your baby. Look at the differences and make a choice based on which one you feel can best suit you and your baby.


You have three choices for a sterilizer. The first choice is the water sterilizer. Using a tablet or some liquid specifically for sterilizing baby bottles, you will create a water mixture that will keep the bottles sterile. You leave the water in for a specific amount of time and then you are good to go. The other two types are electric and microwave. Both of these use the heat from steam to destroy germs and other sources of contamination, but in different ways. Electric has everything built into it. You plug it in, put in the bottles, and let it go. Microwave gives you everything you need to put into the microwave. It is simple and effective, and anyone with a microwave can do it.

Figure out which one works into your schedule and home the most. For some people, the chemicals in the tablets or liquid may leave them out immediately, while others may not have a microwave or may not like the space the electric takes up. Compare all sterilizers and see how they will work for you. There is no reason to fret here since you are not comparing quality. While you will want to compare quality when shopping, good sterilizers for all three offer the same quality that you expect.

The material of your bottles will affect your choice in sterilizer. If you have metal bottles, as an example, you will not want to get microwave sterilizers. Metal cannot go into a microwave so you will have to choose between electric and water. Look at the warnings and recommendations for both your bottles as well as the sterilizer itself. Having this information could save you a large amount of money and stress in the long run. You will have your bottles and your sterilizer without any trouble whatsoever.