Did you know that at first Milton was developed as a personal disinfectant in 1916, for soldiers to use during World War I? By the late 1940s, the so-called Milton Method had been perfected for sterilising baby equipment. Since then, it has been used as the preferred method in children’s hospitals for absolute peace of mind.
It was revolutionary. There was no more need for parents to boil bottles and dummies for ages to kill germs, risking burning, adding wear and tear to your baby items, and taking up precious time.
With the Milton Method, you can simply mix up the correct concentration of Milton fluid or tablets with cold water in the morning, submerge your baby equipment, wait 15 minutes – and it’s done. All your baby’s paraphernalia is safe for a full 24 hours. There’s not even any need to rinse it first – just shake off the excess water and give to baby. And yet, Milton gently provides hospital-grade sterilisation. It’s no wonder Milton has been trusted by mothers for generations.
Fast forward to South Africa, 2015, and the benefits of the Milton Method are obvious: next time loadshedding strikes your area, smile and shrug. You know you can continue to protect your baby with just a cold water tap and a bottle of Milton. For areas where running water and hot water are not reliably available, Milton is literally a lifesaver – incidences of gastroenteritis among infants drastically reduced when
the Milton Method became common practice.
Milton solution is not just a disinfectant or an antiseptic (these only kill microorganisms, but not all bacterial spores), but a steriliser (which
removes or destroys all viable micro-organisms). This gives you peace of mind that after soaking your little one’s teats and teethers in Milton solution, they are free of absolutely all nasties.
Naturally, it’s been SABS/NRCS tested. Because soaking your baby’s equipment in a Milton solution eradicates all micro-organisms, it is the best way to protect your baby from infection. Milton kills thrush, so use it for soaking breastpumps and breastfeeding equipment too.
Did you know that Milton even kills the rotavirus? This bug is resistant to many other disinfectants, but the sodium hypochlorite in Milton takes this nasty out, so it is used in hospitals for sterilising areas that might be contaminated with the virus.
To sterilise with Milton, all you need is cold water. So don’t let loadshedding put your baby at risk. Move to the Milton Method for total peace of mind.