“ Brand: Tesco / Nursing Aid: Sterilisers „
It's not very often that I needed to use sterilising tablets as I had a microwave steam steriliser for every day use. But when it came to travelling, I couldn't take it with me, so I bought a box of Tesco My Baby Sterilising Tablets.
The box is easy to find on the baby care aisle of your Tesco (or online at Tesco.com), it's in a pale yellow and white. The box of 56 tablets cost a very reasonable 74p, though this may have changed since as this was six months ago - but it was cheaper than the brand leaders Milton and Tommee Tippee.
Using the tablets is easy, you use cold water, drop one tablet in and let it dissolve (it fizzes, but the water remains clear) then leave your washed bottles / dummies / breast pump pieces / teats and so on in the solution fully immersed for 15 minutes. Then you can take them out with disinfected hands and set them to dry and they're ready for use.
There is a bit of a chemical smell which concerned me at first because I was scared that the solution was too strong but it does go after a whil and as long as you use the right amout of water and leave the items to dry then you are perfectly safe. After 15 minutes cold water sterilisation they are germ free and good to go, you can pre sterilise a few bottles as long as you then assemble them and put the lid on, for future use.
So, I only used them two or three times when I was on holiday or visiting family as it was so much more convenient than carting the cumbersome microwave steam steriliser and finding a microwave on holiday. I found them very easy to use, the instructions are easy to follow, and each tablet is in it's own package (like a steradent!) ready to use.
I didn't and don't use them often but they are a worthwhile thing to have for travelling or if you don't have or don't want a steam steriliser, for the money they certainly won't break the bank and are very convenient.
Based on my experience of using them I highly recommend the Tesco My Baby sterilising tablets, there is no need to pay out for the brand names when these work just as well.
Four out of five stars for me - they won't replace steam sterilising but they're the best chemical sterilising method I've used.
I make sure that I always have sterilising tablets in the house and I have found these tesco tablets to work just as well as other named brands.
They cost 73p and there are 56 tablets in each box.
The tablets are to be dissolved in cold water and they take roughly 3-4 minutes for it to be fully dissolved. The same solution can be used for upto 24 hours without the need for it to be changed and each item only needs to be left in the solution for 15 minutes until it is germ free.
You need to make sure that the bottles and such have been washed before going in the steriliser as they need to be clean. The solution then
gets rid of any bacteria that hasn't been washed off.
I use these tablets for everything. I put in babies bottles, weaning spoons, teethers and dummies. I use it for medicine spoons and my daughters earrings. I also use it to clean off the high chair and do this by putting a cloth in the solution and then wiping it over the high chair. I would much rather use steralising tablets for baby products than any other disinfectant.
The tablets work by completely killing off all traces of bacteria and leaving it completely fresh and clean. They leave the item bacteria free for up to 24 hours.
They don't leave any residue and they no taste so don't leave any strange flavours on the items. They have no smell either. You don't need to rinse off the item after it has been in the water, simply leave it to dry and then it is ready to use again.
I would definately recommend these tablets, they work very well and are a great price.
As new parents, we decided to stock up on anything we thought may be necessary which included sterilising tablets. A friend had mentioned to me that she needed to get some for her steriliser and being consumed with the endless list of things we needed to buy for our daughter, I picked up a pack and thought nothing more of it.
As it turns out, our steriliser is an electric one and wouldn't need to use them for this, which was a shame. However we found that these tablets can be used for cold water sterilising. This being rather handy because when we go up to see my mum they don't have a steriliser, in fact neither sets of parents do. When we go up if we need to make up an extra feed we can wash up the bottles and plonk them straight in to sterilise for 30 minutes as recommended.
We have found it handy when we have had to leave our daughter with one set of parents in an emergency and then they have the tablets in case they need them, without having to mess around unplugging sterilising units and dragging them with us.
We have found that other items which are awkward to fit in the steriliser can be done with these, and also very useful for teething rings and dummies when away from home.
It would be handy for anyone who goes on holiday too, sometimes taking a steriliser is inconvenient or not plausible if say, you went camping. This would be the perfect solution.
We paid 69p for one box which contains 56 tablets, individually sealed to keep them fresh which is widely available from most larger Tesco stores and can be found in the section where the baby bottles and medicines are normally kept.
Overall I would highly recommend having these in your changing bag, they are just so handy.
I bought a box of Tesco My Baby's Sterilising Tablets just before we went away on holiday in April. At home I had been using a microwave steam steriliser and normally on the go had used a handy reusable bag that pops in the microwave. They can be quite expesive to replace once they have been used 20 times so I opted for the sterilising tablets on holiday.
Each box contains 56 tablets and I paid 71p for the box. I believe the price remains the same. The pack suggests to use one tablet for each 4 pints of water. I tended to use 2 tablets for each 'wash'. The solution is useful for 24 hours but then must be disposed of and a fresh solution making. So effectively if you were we use two tablets per day this box would last for 4 weeks. I am about to take my 3rd holiday this year and have enough tablets for that trip.
I would definitely recommend using these while you are travelling on holiday. Firstly, because you may not know if your accomodation has a microwave for you to use the reuseable bags. Secondly, because sterilising fluid is more expensive. Thirdly because they take up very little room in your luggage. Fourthly, they are very cheap. And, fifth .... they can be used for washing down worktops and tiles etc so make a great cleaning agent. We actually used the 'left over' solution to wipe over the kitchen work tops and chopping boards while we were in our apartment in Spain.
These were a great but for me and I would definitely use again. I believe that Milton, a branded alternative are aroung £1.24 for a lot less tablets per box. Tesco wins.
For baby's bottles and everyday use.