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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 15-Oct-14 10:32:54

This is the feedback thread for the 100 Mumsnetters who have been testing Milton Minis.
Here’s what Milton say, “We all know what a nightmare it is when you’re out and about and your child throws their dummy. So what do you do?

"The Milton Mini Soother Steriliser is the latest must have for every mum. It cleans and sterilises your dummies quickly when you’re out and about. It comes in a range of colours, fits most soothers and can easily be attached to your buggy.”

Testers, please leave your feedback on this thread by answering the below questions. Please feel free to leave any other additional thoughts you may have as well.

Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?
Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy? If so, why? If not, why not?
Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product?

Everyone who leaves their feedback on this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £250 Love2Shop voucher.

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw,

MNHQ

Pinkpiglet Wed 15-Oct-14 10:53:25

I have just tested the milton mini with my DD.
Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?
I love the look of it (and so does my baby!). It is a great design, looks fun. Easy to set up and put together.
My baby was not so keen on the actual taste/smell of the dummy when it came out of the mini. It does smell quite strongly.

Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes it's very easy to use, quick to put together.

Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, it smells very clean which I presume to be sterilised due to the peroxide smell.

Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
It seems expensive but ok if it prevents infections.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes I would recommend as a sterilising product for on the move.

Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product? Yes I have heard of milton, that was the sterilisation method of choice when my Mum had me! I have seen the Milton mini but decided not to buy as it seemed expensive.

PetaPipa Wed 15-Oct-14 11:03:05

Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?
It was nice-looking and a convenient size. I liked the colour.

Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
The instructions were clear, and it was easy to set up. However, the process is a bit on the fiddly side and I found that it was one more thing to struggle to do when you're trying to get out of the house with a baby and a toddler. I find it hard enough to manage packing the changing bag and dealing with last-minute poos, without messing around with tiny sterilising tablets and sponges. If I was better organised though, or only had one child, I would probably have got on better with it.

Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy? If so, why? If not, why not?
I think it did, although I was not certain that the sponge was fully in contact with the teat right up near the mouth guard part.
I am always a little doubtful about using sterilising fluid too and whenever I have used it in the past have then rinsed the bottles in boiling water afterwards. I'm sure it's silly, but I just think - it's a chemical, and if it kills germs so well, is it something I want in my baby's mouth?

Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
It's not a bad price, but you have to take into account replacing the sterilising tablets (only 10 are included). I'm not sure how much they are.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would certainly let them know about it for consideration, but with the reservations mentioned above.

Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product?
Yes, I have used Milton sterilising fluid before for bottles, and I have seen the mini-steriliser for sale in supermarkets before.

snowymum12 Wed 15-Oct-14 11:07:11

Q1) I really liked the Milton Mini. It's a really handy item to have if you r baby uses a dummy. It's shape is big enough that you can easily find it in your bag and is really strong and sturdy.
2) it's really easy to use. I change the water each morning by rinsing the sponge out and adding a tablet then it's good for the whole day.
3) I was a bit concerned about the outer plastic part of the dummy so ensure that I fully immerse the dummy in the water when I put it in. My Mam dummies aren't a brilliant fit but I feel happy that it does the job.
4) I think £6.99 is a fair price, given that dummies are £4.70 a pack.
5) I'd definitely recommend the product to others. It's really effective.
6) I use Milton to sterilise my breast pump so am well aware of the brand.

GoldfishSpy Wed 15-Oct-14 11:09:33

Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?
Looked good and was a convenient size. Nice and light, even when it had the solution in.

Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Once I worked out which way round the bits went, yes, it was fine.

Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, but like the poster above I always rinse dummies at home with water as I don't like the thought of the chemicals in my child's mouth.

Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes if it saves buying many dummies in order to always have a clean one when one is dropped when out and about!

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, for the reasons above - a useful way to sterilise on the go.

Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product?
Yes, we use Milton solution to sterilise equipment at home but I had not hears of Minis until I saw them on MN.

af2000 Wed 15-Oct-14 11:18:58

Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?
Looks quite attractive
Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes
Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, the smell indicates that something has been happening. I always find it amazing that one small tablet can sterilise something!
Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes it is value for money if you rely heavily on dummies. However, thinking about it, before i tested this product i would just take several sterile dummies in their covers with me when going out so can easily give a new one if needed. And if out at a cafe or restaurant and the dummy is dropped i would just ask for some boiling water and sterilise it that way. This steriliser is useful if out somewhere where you cannot get hold of boiling water or don't have spares. In addition, the 15 minute wait for sterilisation can be problematic as the nature of a dummy being a soother often means it is needed straight away and 15 mins is a long time to wait with a screaming baby!
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes i would recommend it if you were not organised to take spare dummies out with you.
Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product?
yes we use milton tabs to cold sterilise our bottles and dummies

One other thing i would add is please have another look at your instruction booklet as i spotted several grammatical errors.

Mumtobeyorkshire Wed 15-Oct-14 11:23:00

Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?
I like the design, the pink colour is bright and stylish and I was happy to attach it to my pram when going out.

Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
The product is very easy to use; the instructions were clear and simple to follow, it is easy to prepare the sponges and solution and is easy to clean.

Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, the design is such that the sponge (and sterilising fluid) touches all the parts on the dummy that needed sterilising and you can smell the solution has cleaned the dummy when it is removed from the device.

Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes as it makes life easier for busy Mums and anything that does that is worth spending money on!

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, several friends & family members asked what the device was after seeing it attached to my pram. I recommended it to them and they were impressed and found the design clever and interesting.

Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product?
Yes, I already use the Milton cold water steriliser to sterilise bottles and dummies at night time.

lindseykeki14 Wed 15-Oct-14 11:32:35

Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?
I thought it was a nice colour and shape

Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
I found this very easy to use and now it takes me seconds to change water etc.

Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy? If so, why? If not, why not?
I do think it sterilises effectively as could smell the solution on my babies dummy and the way the sponge is designed the dummy sits nicely in the sponge.

Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes it is very good value for money. Reason being is its less hassle having to buy a new dummy every time one is lost but also gives you peace of mind if baby drops the dummy and you need to sterilize it again quickly.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes I would. I have all ready recommended it to friends and lots have people have stopped me to ask what it is and does.

Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product?
Yes I have heard of them and no I was unaware until contacted by mumsnet.

Pippa1108 Wed 15-Oct-14 12:13:19

1. A really useful thing to have out and about
2. Very easy to use
3. Yes I felt the dummy was sterilised
4. £6.99 is a very good price
5. I would definitely recommend it to friends
6. I hadn't heard of Milton before now

Arianrhod Wed 15-Oct-14 12:55:58

Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?
I like it a lot - it's neat, compact and a nice colour!

Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes easy to use, but then I'm used to using Milton steriliser tablets.

Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, but I would say like other posters I would always prefer to then rinse my baby's dummy in clean water after as it does smell 'chemically' and I don't like the thought of taking the dummy straight out of sterilising liquid and putting it straight into my baby's mouth. Equally I think 15 minutes too long for the sterilising process - if my baby drops his dummy on the floor, I can't exactly say 'wait 15 mins before you can have it back' to him! So I carry a dummy pod around as well with another clean dummy in it, so he can have that one, and sterilise the one he dropped. When sterilised, it then gets popped into the dummy pod. Complicated, but as I have twins it's necessary!

Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Hmm Yes and no. It's a great idea, I like it a lot, but I think £6.99 is quite expensive when you still have to buy steriliser tablets on top.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes I would, it's a useful product.

Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product?
Yes indeed, I use a Milton cold water steriliser for my twins and used one for my daughter 7 years ago. And yes, I was aware of this product, although hadn't tried one before.

Jonquille Wed 15-Oct-14 13:11:52

Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?
When arrived and I opened the package I liked the look of it. It is a nice green and goes with my Blooming gorgeous nappy bag. It is now taken a proud place on the handle of my buggy, as I do not take the nappy bag to the school run. I like the fact that it has a long enough velcro attachment so it can be attached to most of the things. Clever design! The 4 month old baby likes the look of it and is constantly trying to reach it, but being precautious we do not give it to her.

Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not? If so, why? If not, why not? At first it was not easy. I mean you have to read the leaflet it came with. Once the baby was asleep and I read through the page it was clear. However I was a little disillusened by the fact that it doesn't strelise the dummy instantly. May be it is me, but that is what I thought it would do. Hence, I think it is good to have it with a spare dummy in it, in case your baby drops the dummy and you have a sterilised one ready. And the fact that you need to wash the dummy before putting it in it is a little precaution to remember. So now, I wash it every evening put water in it, dissolve the tablet and leave the dummy there. And I notice baby dropping the dummy I take the clean one out and replace it with the dropped one, as it takes at least 15 min to sterilise it.

Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy? If so, why? If not, why not? I think the dummy was sterilised. Because of the smell and the squeeky clean look it had. But my baby didn't like slightly bleachy smell at first, but now she doesn't mind.

Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why? If not, why not? I think it is a reasonable price for what it is.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family? If so, why? If not, why not? I would recommend it, as a mother we are never prepared enough. And I would buy it as a gift to expectant mums or the ones with newborns. A brilliant idea of a gift in stead of usual clothes that won't even fit sometimes.

Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product? I heard of Milton before, I knew about their sterilising tablets and used to have them in my nappy bag for my first child. But I did not know about this product. A life saver it is!

curbyourenthusiasm Wed 15-Oct-14 13:22:07

Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?
Compact shape, nice that comes in two different colours, easy to use , however not sure whther i woulse use long term once the tablets run out.

Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
I did find it easy to use and the instructions were simple to understand. However the 15 minutes was quite long to wait so i may continue to just take spares with me but it is good to have as a 'just in case' .

Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes i do not doubt that it sterilised it from the smell.

Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would probably prefer it to be around the 3.99 or 4.99 price mark as it is an item i will use occasionally.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
I am still on the fence about this. Yes it can be handy if your child uses dummies a lot , but also it can be a hassle to wait the 15 minutes for it to sterilise. But i do think it is an innovative product and theres no others like it in the market.

Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product?
I had seen the ad for this product on Disney Junior channel and was interesting in trying it as it sounded like a good concept. I have used Milton sterilising fluid before to sterilise bottles when i am travelling or staying with family.

2LittleFishes Wed 15-Oct-14 15:07:58

Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?
I think it looked good, was easy to use and nice and compact.

Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, instructions were easy to follow and once I'd done it once it only took seconds.

Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, the Milton smell made me confident it was sterile.

Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
I think the price is fair although I'm not sure as to wether it's something that would be used longterm or just with a very newborn. I'd definitely consider it as a gift for first time mum's.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, if it was something I thought would appeal to the individual I was talking to. Although most I know just carry spare dummies.

Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product?
I was aware of Milton as I have used it when staying with my family but had never heard of this product before now.

preschoolmum Wed 15-Oct-14 15:59:45

Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?
I like the look of the steriliser and its a good size to pop into a changing bag or attach to buggy. It's relatively simple to use and its great that one tablet allows sterilisation for 24 hours no matter how many soothers you sterilise.

Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
I found it simple to use and clean. No issues with its use.

Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes as its exactly the same as if cold sterilising at home, just more direct to the teat that enters baby's mouth and on a smaller scale.

Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
I think a more reasonable price would be £4.99 especially as you will eventually have to buy more mimi sterilising tablets so that would add to overall costs.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would if the parents were concerned with keeping babys things clean and sterilised. Also it depends on if their little ones took a soother or not.

Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product? Yes to both.

Emmabro710 Wed 15-Oct-14 16:34:36

Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?
It looked stylish and compact. I loved how I could attatch it to the outside of my bag so I could get at it without loosing it.

Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
I was easy to use but I found waiting around for the 15 mins was a pain when you have a screaming baby. My little boy wasn't keen on the smell or taste when it came out either and would pull a face then spit it out.

Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy? If so, why? If not, why not?
I felt it did sterilise but that's simply because of the strong cleaning smell.

Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
I think it's expensive but if it does the job then it's worth it as I have never seen anything like it before.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would yes especially if their little one is like mine and keeps dropping their dummy when out. It does the job and looks good on the changing bag.

Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product?
I have heard of Milton yes but not this particular product. This is the first time I've used a Milton product.

rachaelsit Wed 15-Oct-14 16:39:00

Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?
I think the concept is quite good with regard to cleanliness. It perhaps is a little OTT on the cleanliness thing (for me)
Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not?
It's easy to use.
Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy?
Yes
Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why?
No I think it's too expensive.
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family?
Well, considering you could always just have a spare dummy or two with you, no I probably wouldn't. It's an additional cost.
Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product?
Yes I've seen some people use them and I use Milton to sterilise breast bump equipment.

In my own opinion I'm not overly cautious (rightly or wrongly) about sterilising all the time. I'd probably end up using it as a place to store the dummy more, which defeats it's object. For those who are really conscious about sterilising and place a lot of importance on doing (perhaps those who who are out and about a lot it could be handy.)

PinaColadas Wed 15-Oct-14 17:31:14

Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?
Liked it. Good compact design, easy to use.
Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes easy to set up and use every day
Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes because of the peroxide smell
Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Think it's a bit too pricey, 5.00 would be more suitable.
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, it's really handy to use when out and about, I keep a dummy in it all the time now just in case.
Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product?
I'd seen them on nappy bags but wasn't sure how much and always forgot about it.

smgordon Wed 15-Oct-14 20:08:43

1. I think Milton is a reputable and trusted brand. I was enthusiastic about trying the product to see if the USPs were true. I still think it sneaky and tasted of Milton. It would be useful if it indicated when to reinsert a new tablet after 24hours.
2. It's easy to use as the instructions are clear. The only disadvantage is remembering when you inserted the tablet so it does not exceed 24hours
3. Yes I did as it had the bleach-like smell and taste. Plus I left it in for longer than the 15minute minimum time requirement
4. I don't think it should not exceed £5 due to having to buy the tablets, which aren't widely sold
5. Yes as it's quick and easy, plus small enough to fit in my handbag. Once the sterilisation has been set up, it's so handy that it works for 24hours so it can be used routinely whilst being out and about
6. Yes, although I invested in a steam steriliser for my first, it was bulky and not easily transferable so it was easy to use Milton tablets when I visited my parents or stayed away from the home. I was not aware about this product though

Kmans Wed 15-Oct-14 20:37:29

Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?
Very positive. The colour is nice, it is pleasing to look at and easy to carry about either using the strap or just popping it into a bag.
Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes. Instructions were clear so I was able to get it set up. It was then easy to use throughout the day.
Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy? If so, why? If not, why not?
I assumed so! As Milton are known for their steriliser products this gave me confidence that it would be effective. There was a smell to the dummy after sterilisation which made me a little concerned initially to give it to my daughter in case I had somehow done something wrong, but she wasn't bothered by it and suffered no ill effects.
Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
I think it's a fair price, although whether or not I would buy another or continue to use it would depend upon the cost of more sterilising tablets.
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Assuming the cost of more steriliser tablets was reasonable I would definitely recommend it. Saves the worry when out and about of running out of clean dummies. It was easy to transport and simple to use.
Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product?
I've got some sterilising tablets by Milton already, and knew the name. I wasn't aware of the dummy steriliser. If I had, I may well have already purchased one.

vickipickernicker Wed 15-Oct-14 20:41:44

Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?
Good idea. very handy
Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes easy to use. Was unsure whether it would fit the type of dummies used but it did.
Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy? If so, why? If not, why not?
Seemed to - however unsure whether would clean parts other than actual teat.
Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Fairly good - didn't say how long white sponge parts would last however.
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes
Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product?
Yes - already use their cold water normal sized sterilizing tablets.

Fairywhitebear Wed 15-Oct-14 20:43:52

Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?

Fab green colour (how did you know my pram was green! grin, thought it looked great. Nice quality plastic, easy to open. Overall, great little product. I was really excited when it arrived and did a silly happy dance - toddler was amused grin

Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

Personally, i found it a bit of a faff if I'm totally honest. But I have a baby and a 1 yr old, who both use dummies. On stressed out journeys out, it was actually easier just to grab another 'fresh' dummy from my plastic zip up sandwich bag, than wait for the Milton to sterilise. However, having said that, I did then have the original dummies clean and ready to go if they had another mishap! It was great on a long journey.I really didn't like your instructions though. They didn't initially make sense to me (plus lacked a few commas but that's me being a grammar pedant). I did have to read them a few times though, so I think they could have been clearer.

Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy? If so, why? If not, why not?

Pretty sure it did because of the smell.

Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

Pretty cheap really when you consider how much dummies are. The only issue to me would be that the tablets are not widely available near to me, so I could see me running out and it being used as a dummy holder (much nicer than my sandwich bags!)

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, if it came up I would recommend it. Always handy to have a back up, especially with babies under 1yr old. Great that it works for 24 hours afterwards too. Also a good idea that you can get replacement sponges if they become damaged.

Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product?

I was totally unaware of this product, but I have heard of Milton and have used a number of their other products.

Thank you so much for sending me one to test smile

honeyharris Wed 15-Oct-14 23:11:02

Q1. I thought it looked good - liked the shape and colour as it looked quite funky, and was looking forward to trying it out.
Q2. Once I had read the instructions properly I found it easy to use. However, as it takes 15 minutes to sterilise a dummy I would have to take a few out with me, as a crying baby who has dropped their dummy doesn't wait patiently. (I tend to take a couple out anyway) Also, as the sterilising solution only stays usable for 24 hours (well that's the idea I got from the instructions) I would either have to fill it up before each outing then maybe wouldn't end up using it, thus wasting the sterilising tablet, or to have access to water to fill it with at the time the dummy was dropped. I also haven't seen any of the mini sterilising tablets in the shops.
Q3. I got the impression that my child's dummy was effectively sterilised as it smelt strong and bleachy. I then had to rinse the dummy as I didn't like the idea of my boy getting the traces of the sterilising fluid in his mouth. The MAM dummies don't fit very well, they tend to pop out so not sure the bit near the handle was totally clean.
Q4. I would have felt it was better value for money if it was £5 or under, due to having to also buy the sterilising tablets.
Q5. I would say that it was worth a try, it is portable and easy to use.
Q6. I have heard of Milton before but not of this product.

cupofteaplease Thu 16-Oct-14 02:03:03

Q1. What was your overall impression of the Milton Mini?
I thought the design was eye-catching. I liked the long velcro strap- that looked very useful for attaching to the changing bag or buggy handle.
Q2. Did you find the Milton Mini easy to use, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Hmm. I read the instructions, but I haven't felt confident to use it more than once- I am unsure if whether you need to dry the sponges after each use? If you keep the sterilizer filled with water, won't the sponges go stale/mildew? Or does the sterilising solution prevent that? If someone could answer, that would be great blush
Q3. Did you get the impression that the Milton Mini effectively sterilised your child’s soother/dummy? If so, why? If not, why not?
It smelled strongly, so I assume it worked.
Q4. The Milton Mini retails at £6.99, do you think this is good value for money, or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
For me personally, no. But that is because I haven't felt confident about using it more than once (see above). Plus, you would have to replace the tablets.
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Milton Mini to friends and/or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would mention the product to a first time mum who might have the time to experiment with it.
Q6. Have you heard of Milton before and were you aware that Milton did this product?
I am aware of Milton, but was unaware of this product.

SweetPeaPods Thu 16-Oct-14 06:50:54

Marking place to come back and add feedback.

ShowMeTheWonder Thu 16-Oct-14 09:54:57

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