Mum Hack: How UV Sterilisers Can Stop The Spread of Winter Germs

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Winter is upon us (well, for some of us!), and with it comes the dreaded onslaught of coughs, colds, and the never-ending cycle of sniffles. As mums, we know all too well the struggle of keeping our little ones healthy during this season. But fear not, fellow warriors, against the winter germs! Today, we're diving into a mum hack that can be a powerful weapon in your arsenal: UV sterilisers.

What is a UV steriliser?

Imagine a little box that uses ultraviolet (UV) light to zap away germs and bacteria. That's the magic of a UV steriliser! These handy devices are becoming increasingly popular for keeping everyday items germ-free.

Traditional Methods: A Messy Battle

  • Boiling: Sure, it kills germs, but boiling requires pots, hot water (a burn risk!), and constant monitoring. Not exactly convenient, especially with a wiggly bub around.
  • Harsh Chemicals: Disinfecting wipes and sprays can be effective, but they often have strong smells and fumes, not ideal for sensitive baby items (or your lungs!). Plus, these chemicals can leave residue, which isn't great for delicate skin.

Why Use a UV Steriliser for Winter Germs?

  • Targets Nasty Viruses: UV light is effective against a wide range of viruses and bacteria, including those that cause common winter illnesses.
  • Fast and Convenient: Unlike traditional methods like boiling or using harsh chemicals, UV sterilisers offer a quick and convenient way to sanitise items.
  • Perfect for Baby Essentials: UV light is a dry sterilisation method that is perfect for baby bottles, pacifiers, and teethers. No harsh chemicals or heat that could damage these precious items.
  • Multitasking Marvel: Some UV sterilisers don't just handle baby essentials. They can disinfect phones, tablets, toys – basically anything that could use a germ-zapping treatment!

Peace of Mind: Knowing your little one's belongings are germ-free gives you one less thing to worry about during cold and flu season.

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Choosing Your Sterilisation Superhero:

  • Safety First: Choose a model with a safety lock to prevent accidental exposure to UV light. This is especially important if you have curious toddlers around.
  • Size Matters: Consider what you'll be sterilising most often. A small or medium-sized steriliser might suffice for baby essentials. Our Portable 4-in-1 UV steriliser is the perfect pocket-sized device to eliminate 99.9% of germs and bacteria in just 3 minutes. However, if you want to disinfect electronics or larger toys, opt for a bigger model. We have a variety of sterilisers, ranging from mini portables to a larger option that can fit up to four bottles at a time: Baby Bottle Sterilisers.
  • Features for the Win: Look for features like adjustable timers, automatic shut-off, and multiple compartments for organising items. Our 2-in-1 Steriliser and Dryer does just that—it features both a drying and sterilising function. Drying items in 41 minutes and sterilising in 11, all while storing baby bottles, teats, sippy cups, and accessories.

One of our beloved customers, Olivia, wrote:

This UV steriliser is the best on the market. Whilst I am not using it for the standard purpose, it is a fantastic machine to sterilise common household products like mobile phones and medical equipment. I suffer from severe sensitivities, so having this machine on hand provides me with so much peace of mind that I am protecting myself from any harmful germs. I researched so many companies for UV sterilisation units, and this is by far the best out there!” 

mother using UV steriliser to clean baby bottles

How to Use a UV Steriliser?

Using a UV steriliser is as easy as 1, 2, 3! The exact process will vary depending on the model, but generally:

  1. Wash and dry items: Most sterilisers require items to be clean and dry before UV light exposure.
  2. Place items inside: Arrange items within the steriliser, ensuring all surfaces are exposed to the light.
  3. Run the cycle: Set the timer and let the UV light work its magic!


  • UV sterilisers are not a magic bullet: While they can kill germs, they don't replace good hand washing practices.
  • Read the manual: Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for your specific UV steriliser model.
So, consider adding a UV steriliser as your secret weapon for a mum hack this winter. It's a quick and gentle way to keep your little one's world clean, giving you peace of mind during cold and flu season. Now go forth and conquer winter with your little warrior by your side! For more awesome new mumma hacks and tips, be sure to check out our Navigating Baby Blues & Postpartum Depression article.