In a nutshell this is by far a great idea that really does help, it is small, portable and simple to use. It’s won many awards which I would say are well earned. I’ve tried other ways of quickly sterilising dummies but it always meant heating in a microwave and then waiting for them to cool down or running them unde cold water, usually getting burnt with hot water or losing the box to be able to sterilise in the first place.
If you have a baby that takes a dummy for comfort, then you will appreciate the Milton Mini Portable Soother Steriliser. For over 60 years the name Milton has been known for producing sterilising equipment and protecting babies from the spread of germs. You may have heard of the Milton Maximum Protection Cold Water Steriliser – which must be good as this is what is used by most hospitals.
Milton’s latest product, the Milton Mini Portable Soother Steriliser is both effective and easy to use, and offers a simple solution to sterilisation when out and about. It’s the size of an orange and it works by using a tiny sterilising tablet dissolved into cold water, that is soaked up into two sponges that fit neatly inside the device. One of the sponges has a hole in the middle and this is where the teat of the dummy sits snug. After fifteen minutes, the dummy is completely sterile and ready to use. The tablets give twenty four hours sterilisation ability so I like to clean and add a new tablet each morning before going out so I’m ready for the day.
The product is available in three colours – blue, green and purple. One of the great things about this little ball is it’s so compact and no trouble to transport. I hang it from my changing bag for easy access.There have been absolutely no spillages and it is completely watertight when both halves are screwed together. Also, it is durable and can stand being dropped onto a tiled floor. Lastly, a big plus, it appears to accommodate dummies of all shapes and sizes.
I have read that some people have experienced that the dummy smells or tastes perculiar once put in the pot. However I haven’t noticed anything and Tobias isn’t affected by it either as he’s happy to take the dummy straight away after taking it out of the sponges. I also have some dummy wipes that I use from Milton to clean the teat before putting into the steriliser.
All in all, I have been very impressed with the Milton Mini Portable Soother Steriliser and feel it is a good cheap solution to the age-old problem of a dropped dummy, without the hassle of using hot water or microwave for sterilising. It looks fab, is effective and easy to use.