Something that we get asked a lot by our mums is “What’s the best way to clean my Haakaa gear?” With so many options, suggestions and recommendations from other parents, it can get super confusing – especially if you’re a first-time mum! But no fear – here’s our easy-to-follow guide to help answer all your questions about washing and sterilising your Haakaa essentials.
How do I wash my Haakaa products?
The best way to wash your Haakaa products on a daily basis is to use warm, soapy water. Although our products are dishwasher safe, we highly recommend hand washing to make sure you get a thorough clean.
As for detergents, we recommend our Dish Soap Bar, but you’re free to use any gentle, mild detergent/dish soap if you prefer. Make sure that the soap is pH-balanced (neutral) to prevent any product markings or measurements coming off. Soapberries are also a great all-natural option for eco-conscious parents!
You should not use any detergents or soaps that contain bleach-based agents as these can reduce the lifespan of your products by causing the materials to break down faster – especially silicone, as it will become sticky and unusable.
What should I use to wash my Haakaa products?
Only soft bristle brushes or soft sponges should be used to clean your Haakaa products. Do not use hard scourers to scrub as they can scratch the surface or damage the materials used. We recommend using the Haakaa Silicone Brush as its soft silicone bristles are gentle on your gear. It features a detachable brush head that can be sterilised on its own to prevent the spread of bacteria and debris between the bristles.
How should I sterilise my Haakaa products?
The easiest and simplest way to sterilise your Haakaa products is to boil in water for 2-3 minutes. You can also use a steam steriliser (although do not to put any stainless steel products in a microwave steam steriliser). Do not use bleach or sterilising tablets.
We do not usually recommend the use of UV sterilisers for our products as it can reduce their lifespans by causing the material to degrade faster than usual. However, we do have a Portable UV Steriliser for handy on-the-go sterilisation for small items such as dummies, teethers and toys. Our UV steriliser has been tried and tested thoroughly, with less powerful UV rays and a shorter cycle time to prevent any damage or degradation of the items you put inside – while still eliminating 99.9% of germs. As this is the only UV steriliser we have tested ourselves, this is the only UV steriliser we can recommend for our products.