Milton has been a leading name in sterilising for over 70 years. During that time the ‘Milton Method’ of cold water sterilising has been used by millions of parents, and in homes and hospitals throughout the UK and beyond. Milton has more recently launched into microwave steam sterilisation.
What is sterilising?
Sterilising is a special way of cleaning your baby’s feeding equipment including bottles, teats and breast pumps to ensure they are completely free from harmful germs that can make your baby ill. During the first 12 months your baby’s immune system is still developing which means they are more vulnerable to germs than older children and adults. Common problems are tummy upsets (gastroenteritis), often caused by bacteria breeding in the milk or food traces left in bottles, teats and pumps, and oral thrush.
The Milton Method (cold water method)
- Requires Milton Sterilising Tablets or Fluid with a plastic sterilising unit + tap water
- Sterilises in 15 minutes
- The active ingredient is the same used to make water safe for drinking
- Clinically proven to kill 99.9% of germs including bacteria, fungi and viruses
- Contents can stay sterile in the solution for 24 hours
- The Solution lasts for 24 hours so you can use it again and again
- No electricity required, no risk of burns
- No need to rinse
- Tablets are handy for travel
Milton Product Range
Milton’s innovative product range includes: Milton ‘Mini’ Portable Soother Steriliser; a unique and original method to safely sterilise soothers in and out of the home (Dadsnet Awards 2020) and Cold Water Steriliser (BabyCentre Awards 2022). These can be used with its iconic Sterilising Tablets (Mother & Baby Awards 2021 & 2023) or award winning Milton Sterilising Fluid . Milton also has an award-winning range of plant-based hygiene products, including Milton Antibacterial Surface Wipes (Bizziebaby Awards 2018), Milton Hand Sanitiser (UK Mums.TV Awards 2021 and Bizziebaby 2022) Antibacterial Surface Spray (Loved By Parents Awards 2021 & 2022), Milton Baby Bottle Cleaner (Mother & Baby Awards 2023) and Antibacterial Hand Gel (Bizziebaby Awards 2019) to help parents keep their baby’s environment germ-free.
Mini Portable Soother Steriliser has been designed to deal with that everyday parenting dilemma – how to safely clean a dropped soother. BPA-free, small and watertight, it sterilises soothers on-the-go and can be popped into a changing bag. The new improved design includes a more tactile attachment strap, a wider base opening for larger soothers, and advanced water bottle closure technology (instead of a silicone rim) for easier cleaning.
Using the tried and trusted Milton Method to sterilise soothers; simply add cold water and a Mini Sterilising Tablet and the Mini will kill bacteria and viruses in just 15 minutes. A soother will remain sterile for 24 hours in the solution so you can always have a clean one to hand. Remember there is no need to rinse! The Milton method leaves no taste or odour and it is SAFE to use the soother immediately. The Milton Mini is available in Silver. It is stylish, lightweight and watertight, making it the safe home for a child’s soother. RRP: £6.99.
Combi Microwave or Cold Water Steriliser
Cleans and sterilises bottles from two minutes in the microwave and in 15 minutes for cold water killing 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Its compact design is small enough to fit into most microwaves, yet spacious enough to sterilise up to five bottles from any brand. RRP: £24.99.
Solo Travel Steriliser
The Milton Solo Travel Steriliser is 2-in-1 microwave or cold water steriliser, ideal for sterilising when travelling or away from home. It cleans and sterilises bottles, teethers, plastic toys, breastfeeding equipment and other small baby equipment from 2 minutes in the microwave and in 15 minutes for cold water. A portable, lightweight, practical way to sterilise - whether at home, a day trip out, overnight stay or away holiday! Its unique ‘lay flat’ design fits in most microwaves. The patented vent technology means the Solo retains more heat for better sterilisation, automatically releasing excess steam gently and safely. RRP: £10.99.
Developed to sterilise baby items in only 15 minutes, it’s been used by parents and midwives for over 70 years. The solution works for 24 hrs, with no need to rinse, and kills 99.9% of germs. Use to sterilise all breastfeeding equipment and baby feeding accessories, including breast pump parts, baby bottles, soothers, teething rings, small plastic toys, plastic cutlery, weaning bowls. Sterilising Fluid can also be used in general household cleaning. 100 uses | Milton (milton-tm.com)
RRP: 500ml £2.60. 1L £3.65
Practical and portable: Milton Sterilising Tablets are ideal to use when travelling.
Clinically proven to kill 99.9% of germs (bacteria, fungi and viruses), you can rest assured that by using the Milton Method, baby’s feeding equipment is sterile and germ-free. Easy to use, made up with regular tap water, items are sterilised in just 15 minutes and stay sterile in the solution for 24 hours – meaning you can sterilise baby’s feeding equipment again and again.
RRP: 28s £2.69, 40s £2.99, 50s £2.99
Cold Water Steriliser (Sterilising Unit)
Used by health professionals on maternity wards for generations, it sterilises in 15 minutes with Milton Sterilising Tablets or Fluid. The unit’s 5L capacity holds up to six standard baby bottles. Also use to sterilise all breastfeeding equipment and baby feeding accessories. The lid and locking handle protect the solution for up to 24 hrs. Fitted with a submerger to keep all items in the solution, the pouring spout enables easy emptying.
Mini Sterilising Tablets
Designed to be used only with the Milton Mini Soother Steriliser, it sterilises in 15 minutes and kills 99.9% of germs. Solution works for 24 hours, with no need to rinse. Compact product, making it ideal for travel.
The Milton Trio is a 3 in 1 Electric Steam Steriliser with three core functions, sterilising, bottle warming and food warming. It was designed for speed and simplicity of use, and to make parents' lives easier by helping keep babies safe.
The compact design saves counter top space whilst still fitting five wide neck 250ml bottles. The TRIO’s steam system allows bottles, teats, soothers, plastic feeding spoons, breast pump parts, baby accessories or any other equipment going into baby’s mouth to be sterilized in just 10 minutes. The TRIO is effective on 99.9% of germs and keeps equipment sterile for 24 hours.
The unique bottle-warming and food-warming functions differentiate the Trio from other sterilisers on the market and it is tested to be effective on Staphilococcus aureus and Escherichia coli according to the protocol of EN 13697. The TRIO is easy to clean and BPA free. Available now exclusively in Mothercare, the Milton Trio RRP is £57.99.
Milton Hygiene Products are effective on Coronavirus, reassuring families everywhere. These include: Milton Sterilising Fluid, Milton Sterilising Tablets, Milton Antibacterial Hand Gel, Milton Antibacterial Surface Wipes, Milton Antibacterial Surface Spray and Milton Hand Sanitiser.
The majority of Milton’s hygiene products are plant based *
Antibacterial Surface Spray *
Plant-based Milton Antibacterial Surface Spray offers a greener alternative to parents looking for non-toxic products to clean and disinfect their home. Formulated without petrol derivatives or chemical additives, and actively combats bacteria, fungi and the H1N1 flu virus.
The bleach-free formula cleans, disinfects and freshens all surfaces - including kitchen worktops, potties, high chairs, fridges and baby’s changing mat, leaving a lovely fresh fragrance. This 3-in-1 antibacterial spray kills 99.9% of germs including bacteria and fungi, leaving a lovely fresh fragrance. RRP £2.29.
Antibacterial Surface Wipes *
Made of 100% plant based viscose and lyocell, the wipes are compostable, and biodegradable, degrading very quickly. The new ‘green’ Milton Wipes are totally rinse free and food safe, this means parents can use it to wipe clean soothers, teats, teething rings, plates and cutlery without worrying about the need to rinse afterwards. Ideal for travel and quick clean ups at home or on the move with baby.
They can be used on highchairs, toys, changing mats. Handy when you’re on the go, using public transport and restaurant toilets. Milton Wipes kill 99.9% of germs, including bacterial and fungi. RRP – £2.59.
Milton Baby Bottle Cleaner *
This eco-friendly product was designed to remove milk residue to ensure thorough cleaning of babies feeding equipment before sterilising. Plant-based Baby Bottle Cleaner is dermatologically tested and formulated for sensitive skin, making it kind to hands even after washing up multiple times per day. The transparent gel is fragrance, colour and paraben free. It comes in a 500ml, fully recyclable, dispenser bottle with push and pull pump, to release the correct amount of liquid to create a foamy lather. Ideal for cleaning a range of products, including babies’ bottles, teats, teethers, toys, breast pump components, breastfeeding accessories, as well as family dishes.
All baby-feeding equipment must be pre-cleaned to be sterilised effectively; milk often creates a white film on feeding equipment which can be difficult to remove especially around the rim of a bottle. Milk residue left on bottles, can create a dangerous breeding ground for bacteria growth.
Milton Antibacterial Hand Gel *
Milton’s new plant based Antibacterial Hand Gel is designed to help ward off germs. The gel is effective in just 30 seconds on bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, viruses and 99.9% of germs.
100% plant based, the active ingredient is produced from beetroot certified to be GMO free. The gel is fragrance and colour free, reducing the risk of an allergic skin reaction. It is hypoallergenic and tested dermatologically making it ideal for multiple daily use on both big and little hands.
The 100 ml pack is ideal for on-the -go hand cleaning and is designed to fit neatly into the parents or children’s bags. The 500 ml features two different types of pumps, a long pump for professional use and a shorter pump for retail use. The packaging is 100% recyclable. RRP: 100ml - £2.26. 500ml - £3.99
Milton Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser *
Milton, the leading expert in sterilising and hygiene further strengthened its commitment to families everywhere, with the launch of NEW Milton Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser in the UK. The first product of its kind suitable from three months old, the 100% plant based product is effective on 99% of germs – and biodegradable.
It’s the easiest way to keep hands clean and fresh when soap and water isn’t easily within reach. Made using natural ingredients, including lactic acid, derived from beetroot or corn, the sanitiser is moisturising, non-drying and soothing, according to rigorous dermatological testing. The green credentials formula is enhanced by recyclable packaging, no parabens, no alcohol and no colourants.
This alcohol-free product kills 99.9% of all known germs and is suitable for use on babies from three months old. It combats the possible risks associated with alcohol-based hand gels, which under-3s are warned against using, due to their skin’s immaturity.
Many similar foam products contain benzalkonium chloride, and other synthetics, such as dodecyl dimethyl, ammonium chloride and phenoxythenol, which can be harmful to the environment and human health. Milton Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser doesn’t contain any of these and is also suitable for use by children and adults.
It’s never been more important to encourage good hand hygiene in babies and children. Around 80% of germs are transmitted via hands so thorough hand washing is the first line of defense in the transmission of germs. While out of the home, when access to running water may be more difficult, Milton Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser helps protect the whole family against germs. RRP £2.99 for 50ml.
Milton Antibacterial Laundry Tablets
For use in washing machines at 30 °C, it negates the need for long cycles at high temperatures, preventing damage to clothing and reducing environmental impact. Kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including Coronavirus.
Perfect for disinfecting all laundry, whites and colours, from deodorising towels and bed sheets, to refreshing grass-stained sports kit, the tablets act quickly on stubborn stains found in babies’ and toddlers’ clothing, even at lower temperatures. Effective on durable items that are worn and washed regularly, such re-useable cloth nappies, bibs and baby grows, as well as delicate materials.
The tablets leave items hygienically clean, removing bacteria, yeasts and viruses, including Coronavirus. A pack of 12 tablets costs £5.20 and one tablet per wash is added to the usual laundry liquid or powder and fabric conditioner. Milton Antibacterial Laundry Tablets can be used in a machine washing or in hand washing. The latter requires one tablet to be dissolved in 4L of warm water (at least 30 °C), leaving the items to soak for 30 mins to ensure they are cleaned properly.
Trusted by parents for over 70 years, Milton has a long and valued history of keeping families safe. Milton Antibacterial Laundry Tablets include mineral-based peracetic acid as an active ingredient, and 67% of the product’s ingredients are certified natural, reducing its impact on the environment. The formula is free of quaternary ammoniums (Benzalkonium Chloride, Didecyldimethylammonium). The packaging isn’t made of plastic: the box is a 100% recycled and recyclable cardboard.
* Milton’s plant-based products.
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Milton products are available nationwide and can be found in Boots, followed by Sainsbury’s Tesco, Asda, Ocado, Waitrose and Amazon, and many independent retailers, online stores and pharmacies.
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Notes to Editor: Milton has been a leading name in sterilising and hygiene for over 70 years. During that time the ‘Milton Method’ of cold-water sterilisation has been used by millions of parents and midwives in homes and hospitals throughout the UK and beyond. The Milton brand and company has been owned by French group Laboratoire Rivadis since 2000.
Milton’s sterilising product range includes: Milton Mini Portable Soother Steriliser, Combi (Microwave or Cold Water Steriliser), Solo Travel Steriliser, Sterilising Fluid, Cold Water Steriliser (Sterilising Unit), Sterilising Tablets and Mini Sterilising Tablets.
Milton’s innovative hygiene product range includes: Milton Baby Bottle Cleaner, Milton Antibacterial Surface Spray, Milton Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser, Milton Antibacterial Surface Wipes, Milton Antibacterial Hand Gel and Sanitiser and Milton Antibacterial Laundry Tablets.
And here are the awards Milton’s won recently:
The multi award winning Milton Mini Portable Soother Steriliser:
- Dadsnet Awards 2020 – Silver.
- Dadsnet Awards 2019 – Bronze.
The multi award winning Milton Antibacterial Surface Spray:
- Loved By Parents 2022 – Best Cleaning Product and Best Time Saving Product
- Bizziebaby Gold Awards 2020
The multi award winning Milton Antibacterial Surface Wipes:
- Bizziebaby Awards 2018 - Silver in Household Cleaning
- Loved By Parents Awards 2017 - Best Cleaning Product and Best Travel Accessory
The multi award winning Milton Antibacterial Hand Gel:
- Bizziebaby Awards 2019 – Bronze
The multi award winning Milton Baby Bottle Cleaner:
- Mother & Baby 2023 Awards - Best Product For Bottle Feeding – Gold
- Loved By Parents 2021 - Best Cleaning Product – Gold and Silver
The multi award winning Milton Sterilising Tablets:
- Dadsnet Awards 2021 – Silver
- Mother & Baby Awards 2021 – Gold
- Mumii Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards for 2015 – Gold in Travel Essentials
The multi award winning Cold Water Steriliser:
- BabyCentre Awards 2021 and 2022 - Best Steriliser
The multi award winning Milton Sterilising Fluid:
- Mumii Best Baby & Toddler Gear Awards for 2015 – Gold in Health & Safety
The multi award winning Milton Hand Sanitiser has been recognised recently with:
- Dadsnet Awards 2021 – Gold
The multi award winning Milton Antibacterial Landry Tablets has been recognised recently with:
- UK Mums.TV Awards 2021 – Best Early Years Eco Products.
- Loved By Parents Awards 2021 – Best Baby Friendly Detergent – Gold – and Best Home Cleaning Product – Platinum.
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