I’ve been breastfeeding my son for two years now, and so far, he is showing no signs of weaning. He still direct latches, but since he eats solid meals he feeds only when he wants to cuddle, relax and sleep. To be honest, this is quite a long extension as I promised myself I would only BF until Tristan turned one. But when the time came, I just couldn’t do it, and said I would wait until he is two. Well, now that he is two and I can see what good it is doing for his overall health (my little guy rarely gets sick, and when he does he is back on his feet after a few days), I’ve decided to wait until he self-weans, which I am hoping will be within the year. Crossing my fingers it will happens soon, but at the same time I am perfectly okay with extending it (mixed emotions here).
Come to think of it, I haven’t really encountered any problems with breastfeeding my son. Well, except for one thing: it is such a pain to sterilize all the attachments of my breast pump, including all the containers where I store my milk! Really, this is the only struggle I’ve had to deal with, especially in the beginning when I was learning the ropes of BF and motherhood. I’ve had such a horrible time with my old electric sterilizer as I’ve been burned by scalding hot water many, many times before (especially during those no sleep days). Apart from that, I’ve had to deal with wet bottles, attachments, and feeding bowls/cutlery, which don’t really feel very sterile. The appliance itself seems unclean, as the inside is constantly wet, and needs to washed a few times during the day. That thing was messy, burning hot, and always dirty (you could see mineral deposits from the water at the bottom after each sterilization).
Well, that is all in the past now, because I now have my very own uPang UV Baby Bottle Sterilizer. I cannot tell you how happy I am to have this wonder appliance. It answers all my past problems about sterilizing, and now I actually enjoy doing it. It is so simple and easy, a toddler can do it (of course, I wont allow him to do it, but you know what I mean). The straightforward design is fool-proof, and really, all you have to do is place the baby bottles, breast pump attachments, toys, teethers, feeding bowls and utensils, water bottles, etc. inside and let it kill all the nasty germs, viruses, and impurities. uPang is the only Korean brand UV Sterilizer that passed Europe S Mark Certification for Baby Bottle Sterilization (instead of just Kitchenware Sterilization), it is FDA registered as a medical device product and is acknowledged in six other health organizations around the world.
Now, I’m sure you want to know more about this appliance, that’s why I am giving you seven reasons why you need a uPANG UV Baby Bottle Sterilizer in your life.
1.) It uses amazing UV technology to sterilize. uPang utilizes Philips UV Purification Lamp Technology which can effectively kill 99.999% of germs and bacteria. This beats my messy sterilizing steamer by a 100x! Everything inside is surely sterilized, it doesn’t matter if the items are wet or dry, you wont have to think twice about it.
2.) You have sterilizing options. There are three button functions: Auto, UV Sterilization and Ventilation. The AUTO mode (dry + sterilize) makes life easy–all the things inside are dried and sterilized, which means you don’t need to wait for them to dry. I usually just leave the sterilized items inside the uPang UV Sterilizer, with a note that says, STERILIZED. This way, I don’t need to store them and worry about dust.
3.) Its design efficiently sterilizes. It comes with a five-sided High Quality Super-Mirror 304 Stainless Steel with 1-sided UV High Reflective Glass Panel to ensure 360 degrees of effective reflection of UV light penetration. The sterilizer has no plastic surfaces on its inside walls including the back panel on the back of the door, which means there is no dead angle as plastic cannot reflect UV light.
4.) It is super light and comes in bright and fun colors. The UV sterilizer itself weighs only 5kg, has only three buttons to press and comes in Pink, Green, Blue, Orange, and Yellow. I love my green uPang UV Sterilizer!
5.) It is super safe and no more scalding yourself. uPang UV Sterilizer uses Infrared Light Low Temperature Drying at a controlled 40 degrees celsius. This means it never overheats and minimizes the likelihood of burning yourself (unlike the steamer/sterilizer). Also, if you think about it, high heat can ultimately damage plastic products. So using this UV sterilizer will ensure your baby products last longer.
6.) It can fit plenty of bottles in there, so there are less batches to sterilize. I counted and it can fit about 14 bottles in there. But since Tristan direct feeds and drinks from the glass/waterbottle, I sterilize his feeding products and cutlery instead.
7.) You can use it even after your baby grows up. I love that I can put other things in there for sterilization. Things like Tristan’s toys, remote controls, our mobile phones, gadgets, etc are safe to sterilize in the uPang UV Sterilizer. I really cant imagine my home without it!
If you still don’t have a sterilizer and are expecting, well, I suggest you get this (or put it on your baby shower registry). It will surely be put to good use, as it effectively kills germs and harmful bacteria. <3