Traveling with a little one in tow comes with plenty of challenges, even if your child is too young to start asking “are we there yet.” Having a steady supply of clean bottles will make it easier to fit some relaxation time in. Of course, this is easier said than done, so to help you out, we’ve gathered four tips to make bottle cleaning a breeze when traveling.
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1. Invest In A Handy Travel Steriliser
Long drives can make it difficult to keep your baby well fed and your bottles clean and sterilized. In the age of COVID-19, the need for extra hygiene measures is crucial. Keeping a travel baby bottle sterilizer can simplify the process of keeping milk fresh and sterilized for your little one.
Premium quality bottle sterilizers will keep the milk fresh for 24 hours, and achieving that only requires two minutes in a microwave. These containers eliminate the need to regularly prepare bottles and sterilize cups. One preparation ensures you’re good for a day. Always source BPA-free products to keep your little one safe from microplastic pollution and hormone-disrupting compounds.
2. Use Bottle Liners
Some mamas use liners because they mimic the breast better than most bottles do on their own. You can also use bottle liners for added hygiene, making it easier to ensure your little one enjoys a clean and germ-free feed while you’re traveling and unable to follow your usual cleaning protocols.
Playtex Nurser liners remain one of the most loved brands because they come pre-sterilized, which means you can use them on the go. No hot water, no dishwashing, no drama, and no stress while you’re traveling. These liners are also recyclable and easy to warm up, so it makes sense that they’re the number one choice for many parents.
3. Get Some Sterilizing Tablets
Can you sterilize all of your baby items, including bottles, while you’re on a road trip? Absolutely. There’s no need to pull over and borrow a microwave (if that were even possible). Sterilizing tablets are safe and convenient.
All you need to do is add one tablet to five liters of water (the amounts may vary from brand to brand) to form the right mix. From there, you can submerge any baby items into the solution for a perfect hygienic clean. The solution remains usable for up to 24 hours, so you can keep sterilizing your bottles until the five liters are used up.
4. Try Microwave Sterilising Bags
If you have sterilization bags, they can make it easier to sterilize your bottles at the end of the day, especially if you’re not at home. Simply place all of your used bottles into the bag throughout the course of the day. At the end of the day, pop the entire bag into a microwave and the process is completed for you.
When you get up in the morning, you’ll have a fresh supply of sterilized bottles ready for use. Now you can hit the road, go sightseeing, or have an adventure, knowing your little one can enjoy a wholesome and hygienic bottle when needed.
Keeping Up With Essential Tasks On The Go
Parenting is complex and emotional. It’s not always easy to keep up with everything you need to do for your little one, and when you’re traveling, it only gets more challenging. This is why it’s important to take every workable shortcut that comes your way. Doing so will allow you to get the job done properly without feeling overwhelmed.