A water purifier for home use has many benefits and is especially useful during the water crisis South Africa is currently experiencing. However, if you have a baby (or babies) then you’ll find a water purifier machine exceptionally valuable. ‘Why?’ you ask. Because purified water makes sterilisation far, far easier.
Some parents are firm believers in sterilising their children’s bottles, while others don’t see the point. This is, of course, their own prerogative. But, if you subscribe to the pro-sterilisation camp, then water purifiers and dispensers are definitely for you.
Why parents need a water purifier for home use
Considering the reasonable water purifier price, having a water purifier machine at home is a great idea in any case. After all, who would willingly drink the country’s questionable tap water when they could drink water that is always crystal clear and crisp?
But, aside from the health benefits for adults and children, purified water is vital for babies. Purified drinking water is very important for babies under 12 months (especially when it comes to mixing powdered formulas), but so is the water which is used to clean and purify their bottles.
How to sterilise baby bottles using purified water
Heat is a great killer of bacteria, so it is possible to sterilise babies’ bottles using only water and heat.
The easiest way to sterilise babies’ bottles is to half fill them with purified water and put them in the microwave for about a minute and a half – alternatively you could just fill the bottle with boiled water from our hot water dispenser and allow it to cool. The fact that the water itself is already purified means that the heat doesn’t have a large amount of bacteria to combat, and is thus more effective.
Alternatively, cool water can be used to purify bottles. This method only needs the assistance of a non-toxic sterilisation solution. It is usually safe to use the bottles after rinsing with the solution, but many parents feel more comfortable rinsing the bottles afterwards.
Water purifier price vs baby equipment steriliser price
The specially-designed baby steriliser might be cheaper in the short-term, but think about the long term benefits of having a water purifier in your home. This can be used for the sterilisation of your baby’s bottles, as well as healthy drinking water for your baby in the vital first year of his or her life. Furthermore, supplying your entire family with healthy and clear water is also extremely important.
When you look at this way, even the fundamental benefits of a water purifier far outweigh any hesitations about what is actually a very reasonable price.
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