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I knew it would be as easy to sterilise Jimmy’s dummies whilst in our villa as it is at home but I really thought I needed to have something to take out with me to the beach etc. The Milton Mini Portable Soother Steriliser seemed like the perfect answer, unfortunately it wasn’t really all that! First of all I have to say it’s a nice little idea and it does do the job whilst being easy to use but it just takes far too long to make it handy? Ok so you add water and one sterilising tablet to the water tight pod and the sponge soaks it up. You add the dummy and pop the top on and then you have to wait. And wait. And wait! Fifteen minutes to be exact! Unfortunately for me that’s just too long. I could run into a cafe and ask them to soak it in boiling water in less time to be honest and if I was in a situation where there was nowhere to ask for that and Jimmy was crying for his dummy, I’m afraid I would just give it a quick suck myself (although I do absolutely HATE that practice), give it to him and hope for the best. They’ve got to build up their immunities anyway right?! Obviously that’s not great and to have it sterile is the best option but fifteen minutes… Just way too long to make it a ‘must have’ item I’m afraid…
As I said, I like the idea, if the result was instant it’d be an absolute winner and the fact you can use the solution all day goes somewhat to making up for the matter of having to buy more mini tablets for it. It also has a rather handy strap which can be attached to your buggy or bag for easy finding. I guess if you’re organised you can have more than one dummy on you and always have one perfectly sterile but I tend to just keep the caps on dummies and don’t feel the need to have them ‘just sterilised’ plus I very rarely remember to be organised enough to take out spares so this just isn’t a product for me. A new mum of a first baby is the ideal audience but I think most of us, a few months in or on number two and this sort of product is just not necessary. Sorry Milton!
(All opinions and words, apart from those in green, are my own. I have not been paid for this article although I did receive some products to keep after I had reviewed them.)