Microwave Sterilisation

Using the microwave is a convenient and quick way to sterilise baby bottles. However, it is important to do so properly. Before putting your baby’s bottles in the microwave, take the time to thoroughly clean the inside of your microwave with hot soapy water. Then wash your hands before you prepare the baby bottles to be sterilised.

Next, cleanse each baby bottle in mild dishwashing detergent using warm water.

The Milton Combi Steriliser sterilises from 2 minutes. Once sterilised, the contents stay sterile 24 hours if the lid remains closed. There is no need to rinse bottles after sterilisation, but do follow cooling time instructions:

  1. Make sure you wait at least 5 minutes before removing the baby bottles and nipples from the microwave so that they’ve had a chance to cool off.
  2. Finally, remove and dry them with a clean paper towel.

Continue to sterilise baby bottles until your baby is at least 12 months old.

*Not suitable for metal

*Based on Milton Combi Steriliser


Cold Water Sterilisation


To sterilise your baby’s bottle-feeding equipment with cold water, use a sterilising solution dissolved in cold water.

The Milton Method of cold water method requires Milton Sterilising tablets or Fluid with a plastic sterilising unit + tap water. Make sure you have a clean and washed sterilising unit. Next, cleanse each baby bottle in mild dishwashing detergent using warm water. Soak washed and cleaned bottles, pacifiers or breast feeding equipment in the solution. It sterilises in 15 minutes. Take out bottles and teats only when you need to use them. Give each item a shake as you take it out. There is no need to rinse.

The contents can stay sterile in the solution for 24 hours. The Solution lasts for 24 hours so you can use it again and again.

Milton cold water sterilisation is clinically proven to kill 99.9% of germs including bacteria, fungi and viruses. The active ingredient is the same used to make water safe for drinking.

With cold water sterilisation there is no electricity required and no risk of burns.

Continue to sterilise baby bottles until your baby is at least 12 months old.