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4 Ways to Sterilise Bottles when Travelling with a Baby

4 Ways to Sterilise Bottles when Travelling with a Baby

A simple guide on how to sterilise your bottles when travelling with a baby.

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How do you sterilise your baby’s bottles when you’re travelling or on holiday with your baby? This is a question that keeps coming up and whilst it’s been a while since we travelled with bottles the question “How do I sterilise my bottles when I’m on holiday?” is one that was etched on my mind from when we first flew when the twins were 6 months old. Inspired by this, I’ve put together this guide featuring different ways to sterilise when travelling.

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  1. Microwave Sterilising Bags – How to sterilise your bottles when travelling

You can use microwave sterilising bags to sterilise when travelling, and they’re also great for when you’re on the go. They’re very easy to use – you just need to add water. These microwave steriliser bags were really useful for us when travelling on holiday. They take up very little room in your luggage. Each bag can be used up to 20 times and you can fit a couple of bottles in or one breast pump. Be very careful when you take them out of the microwave as the steam can be very, very hot. Microwave sterilising bags are an excellent product especially for short trips. You can get them from Amazon.


2. Use Bottle Liners to sterilise your bottles when travelling

Using bottle liners can be a really efficient way of dealing with sterilising and cuts down on the number of bottles you need to take too. The bottle liners are pre-sterilised and you simply pop them into the bottle before use. These ones from Nuby suggest they are clinically proven to reduce colic too but I don’t know anything about that! Again they are available on Amazon.

3. Travel Steriliser can sterilise your bottles when travelling

We have packed a travel steriliser before and found it a great way to sterilise when travelling. With twins with double the bottles this is possibly more necessary than with one, however if you have a fairly compact one at home you could pack that, or invest in a smaller single bottle steriliser.

4. Milton Tablets for sterilising your bottles when travelling

Sterilising tablets, like these from Milton, were a popular choice when we were babies and are still a great way to sterilise now. Cold water sterilisation is a good option for when you’re on holiday with babies and staying somewhere like a hotel room or apartment, where you can replace the water and sterilise bottles before heading out for the day.

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Wednesday 11th of September 2019

The bottle liners can be kind of expensive but they're definitely handy! It's so much easier not having to constantly wash bottles and keep track of dirty ones. Just throw out the dirty liner and put in a new one and you're done.

Zak Hope

Friday 6th of April 2018

A very nice insights About child caring in traveling. helping traveler mummy's to take care of their children responsibility

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