Product Must-Haves for Newborns (0-12 months): Avent: Express II, Microwave Sterilizer (BPA Free)

Product name: Avent: Express II, Microwave Sterilzer (BPA free)

Where can I get it? I purchased my sterilizer from Burlington Coat Factory, however, I have also seen it being sold at Babies R’ Us, BuyBuy Baby, Target, Walmart (online), etc.

How much does it cost? I have mostly seen the sterilizer being sold for around $29.99, which is what I paid for mine.
Why do I like this product? This sterilizer is super easy to use, super fast, and very convenient. As a breastfeeding, (at the moment) stay-at-home mom, I rarely use bottles to feed Nya. When I do use bottles, it is on occasions when I have to leave Nya with my husband or mom (i.e., to have lunch dates with friends on the weekends, doctor appointments, etc.). Given that I imagined only rarely using the sterilizer for my 5 oz Medela bottles and pump accessories, I wanted an affordable option that would work just as well as the more expensive sterilizers. So far, this product has worked wonderfully!

How does it work? First, you arrange the bottles, nipples, accessories, etc. in the tray. (The instructions for the sterilizer contains pictures showing various options for doing this step.) Then, you fill the basin with 200 ml of water and insert the tray. The instructions contain the wattage requirements and heating times necessary. After about a few minutes, you take the sterilizer out of the microwave, allow it to cool (cooling times are found in the instructions), and then you are ready to use the sterilized parts. It is just that easy!

How do you use this product? In addition to using it for bottles and pump accessories, I, now also use the sterilizer for pacifiers and small toys.

Would you recommend this product to others? I would definitely recommend this product for any moms who are looking for an affordable and convenient option to sterilize their baby’s bottles, pacifiers, breast pump accessories, etc.