• Why do I need to sterilize my baby’s bottles?

    During the first year of your baby’s life, they are at their most vulnerable to germs and bacteria. That’s why many health professionals advise to sterilise all parts fo the feeding bottle prior to each use.
  • What do I need to do first?

    Before you sterilise, you’ll need to carefully clean and rinse the used bottles from any residues of milk or formula with a cleaning agent like Pigeon’s Liquid Cleanser.You can also use a dishwasher to wash your baby’s bottles. You may want to wash the teats separately though, to be sure they’re totally clean. Check teats and bottles carefully and throw out any which are...
  • How do I sterilise my baby's accessories and equipment?

    There are several methods you can use to sterilise your baby’s feeding equipment.Microwave and electric steam sterilising are the most popular.However you can also choose more traditional methods, such as boiling and chemical sterilising.Hospitals use the autoclave method (a big steam steriliser).Electric steam sterilising Electric steam sterilisers are quick and efficient, taking 8 to 12 minutes, plus cooling time.They can keep bottles sterilised for up...
  • How long should I continue sterilising nursing bottles and nipples?

    Babies have little resistance to harmful micro organisms. Until your baby turns at least 3 or 4 months old, you must sterilise the nursing bottles and accessories. Even after that, you’ll feel safer if you sterilize the bottles and accessories when your baby is not feeling well, during the rainy season, when mould is likely to grow, and during the hot summer months.
  • Should I sterilise nursing bottles and accessories after each use?

    Yes. Breast milk and infant formula are full of rich nutrients, and are ideal breeding grounds for micro organisms. Be sure to sterilise bottles and accessories after each use. There’s a tendency to get caught up in the routine of sterilising bottles, but you should think of the process in terms of a single cycle — from washing to sterilising to storage to preparation...
  • Should I sterilise everything my baby comes into contact with? Are there certain things I can't sterilise?

    Until your baby is 3 or 4 months old, you should sterilise everything that goes into his or her mouth or that he or she can come into contact with. There are three methods for sterilising: boiling, steam sterilising in the microwave oven, or soaking in chemical sterilising solutions, but not all methods are suitable for all products. The following products cannot be sterilised...
  • What are the methods of sterilising various items?

    There are three principal methods for sterilising nursing bottles and accessories: boiling, steam sterilising in the microwave oven, or soaking in chemical sterilising solutions. Learn the pros and cons of each method before deciding which one is right for you. Using the microwave oven makes it easy to disinfect bottles and accessories. There are containers that let you disinfect several bottles at once, as...
  • What are the methods of sterilising various items?

    There are three principal methods for sterilising nursing bottles and accessories: boiling, steam sterilising in the microwave oven, or soaking in chemical sterilising solutions. Learn the pros and cons of each method before deciding which one is right for you. Using the microwave oven makes it easy to disinfect bottles and accessories. There are containers that let you disinfect several bottles at once, as...
  • When I use liquid cleanser for nursing bottles, do I apply it directly to the bottle?

    As with other general household and kitchen detergents, you can apply it directly with a brush or sponge as well as soak items in it.
  • How long can I use liquid cleanser for nursing bottles after opening it?

    Once you have opened this product, be sure to use it up within one year.
  • Is it all right not to sterilise items if I use liquid cleanser for nursing bottles?

    Liquid Cleansers are used to remove milk stains or dirt that accumulates on baby items after usage. It does not sterilise the products. We recommend all baby items that come into contact with baby’s mouth be washed with Liquid Cleansers and then sterilised by the conventional boiling or steaming.