Baby Bottle Accessories
Preparing bottles for baby: Which accessories are helpful?
Why do I need a milk powder portioner?
You've probably already had the experience that it can be quite impractical to measure and decant powdered milk, especially when you're on the go. The dusty powder quickly gets lost. Everyday life with your baby is much easier if you measure out the portions for his or her bottles beforehand. This also makes sense at home. A milk powder portioner makes it easier to prepare the bottles. You can pre-portion the milk powder and transport the individual portions in it, well sealed, for a whole day. It has a funnel with a lid so that you can pour the powder into the bottle cleanly, even when you are on the move.
Why do I need an insulated bottle?
You need an insulated bottle to prepare milk meals for your baby on the go. The boiled water stays warm in it for many hours. When your child gets older, you can use the bottle to take tea with you. Insulated bottles keep liquids warm or cold for many hours. In summer, you can also use the thermos flask to take refreshing juices or cool water with you.
Our thermos flasks are especially recommended for preparing food for a baby. This is because they are made of stainless steel. Stainless steel is tasteless, hygienic and unbreakable. Stainless steel is basically free of BPA and other harmful substances.
Do I need a bottle thermometer to prepare baby food?
When you prepare food for your baby, you pay close attention to the temperature at which it is consumed. After all, the right temperature is crucial. Your little one is very sensitive and would swallow the food even if it was actually too hot. This can lead to dangerous burns. The perfect drinking temperature is 37 °C, which corresponds to our body temperature.
Theoretically, you can also drip some of the baby food on the back of your hand and feel if it is the right temperature. But this method is very inaccurate. For example, the ambient temperature can fool you; if it is very hot, the food will feel cooler. Keep in mind that temperature differences are more drastic with liquids, even 40°C is very hot.
On the other hand, if you cook or reheat baby food or other food for your baby, it is important to heat it up high enough first for safety reasons and then let it cool down. Many germs and pathogens die off at around 70°C and above. So here, too, the exact temperature is crucial.
The bottle thermometer is the best and safest way to measure the temperature accurately. A bottle thermometer is also more practical than an ordinary household thermometer. The stainless steel temperature probe has a longer tip so that you can also measure the temperature in half-full bottles.
When your child is older, however, the thermometer can still be used in many ways in the household, for example as a kitchen thermometer. So it is a sensible investment.
Why do I need a bottle crate for baby bottles?
In a bottle crate you can store the bottles in a space-saving and clean way. The bottles always stay in one place and cannot fall over.
When you have cleaned the bottles, you can simply place them upside down in the bottle crate to drain and dry. A bottle crate is an inexpensive and practical accessory that you should not do without.
What is the best way to clean a baby bottle?
Hygiene is very important when cleaning baby bottles. Germs and bacteria that don't bother us adults can be life-threatening for a baby because its immune system is not yet fully developed.
It is best to first clean the baby bottle thoroughly by hand with hot water and a bottle brush. Only use the rinsing agent when necessary. Make sure to use the bottle brush only for the bottles. Then rinse the bottles several times with clean water.
After cleaning, baby bottles are disinfected. There are different methods to disinfect the bottles. The easiest and safest is to use a vaporiser. In the vaporiser, 99.9% of all harmful germs and bacteria are killed. Steam disinfection does not require any chemicals. Disinfection with the vaporiser is fast and reliable, taking only about ten to 12 minutes for up to eight bottles, depending on the device.
If you choose a vaporiser with a drying function, you can use the bottles for your baby immediately after sterilisation. A slightly cheaper option is the vaporiser for the microwave.