• What is Milton Sterilising Fluid made of?

    Milton Fluid is made of an aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite and 16.5% sodium chloride. The Milton Fluid that is available to buy is a strength of 2% sodium hypochlorite.

  • What are the main properties of Milton Sterilising Fluid?


  • Can Milton Sterilising Fluid be used for applications other than sterilising a baby’s feeding equipment?

    You don't have to have a baby to use Milton. Milton Sterilising Fluid can be used to disinfect kitchen work surfaces, chopping boards, wiping out fridges, microwaves, storage containers, pet bowls and bins. It can also be used to soak fruit and vegetables where the microbiological safety of such items is suspect. For more information, click here

  • What happens if a child swallows some Milton Sterilising Fluid?

    Because of the salt in the solution in the bottle, the child will usually spit the fluid out, or, at worst, be sick. If they are not sick, there should be no need to worry but a concerned parent can give the child a drink of milk. Because milk is a protein it will neutralise the Milton solution. The Milton Sterilising Fluid formula should be neutralised by the saliva proteins and break down into salt and water. However it is always best to seek medical advice or contact your GP to ensure complete safety.

  • Hypochlorites are known to be unstable. Is Milton Sterilising Fluid any different?

    Yes. The purification process during the manufacture of Milton ensures complete removal of all heavy metal ions, which would normally act as a catalyst to chemically break down many hypochlorites, causing instability. Therefore accurate levels of available chlorine can be obtained with Milton Sterilising Fluid. 

  • Hypochlorite is bleach, which is toxic. Is the Milton Sterilising Fluid toxic also?

    No. As stated above, toxicity in hypochlorites is due to the by-product of their decomposition, sodium chlorate. With the heavy ions removed Milton decomposes into water and a small amount of sodium chloride (salt).

  • It is known that Milton Sterilising Fluid can be used as a disinfecting agent, but can it sterilise?

    Milton will sterilise as long as the requirements for chemical sterilisation with hypochlorites are carried out. These are:

    (a) Scrupulous attention to pre-cleansing of the item to be sterilised

    (b) Stability of the active agent

    (c) That the article to be sterilised is of a material compatible with hypochlorite and is so constructed that it can be cleaned properly

    The Milton Method of cleaning bottles and teats incorporates these requirements.

  • Will the Milton Sterilising Fluid or Tablets kill Candida albicans, the fungi responsible for thrush?

    All the Milton products will kill Candida albicans (the agent responsible for thrush).

Sterilising Fluid

500ml and 1L

Sterilising Fluid

Key features

  • Expertly developed to sterilise baby items in only 15 minutes
  • Used by parents and midwives for over 70 years
  • Kill 99.9% of germs
  • No need to rinse
  • Solution works for 24 hours
  • Use to sterilise all breastfeeding equipment and baby feeding accessories : breast pump parts, baby bottles, soothers, teething rings, small plastic toys, plastic cutlery, weaning bowls
  • Use for general household cleaning
  • A unique Milton formula that is not produced for anybody else
  • No ingredients from animal origin
  • Made in Great Britain

Where to buy

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The Science behind it

Same active ingredient as the one used to make water drinkable.

Anti-germ activity

  • Kills 99.9% of germs including bacteria, fungi and viruses.
  • Effective on Rotavirus (N°1 cause for gastroenteritis), MRSA and the swine flu virus.

 Proofs of efficacy according to European norms

  • Bactericidal : in 5 minutes EN1040, EN1276 (including MRSA), EN 14561 and at 1.8% V/V EN13697.
  • Fungicidal : in 15 minutes EN1275, EN 1650 and EN14562 on Candida albicans (agent responsible for thrush).
  • Virucidal : in 15 minutes NF T72-180. Effective on Rotavirus and Coronavirus.

 Did you know? EN is the abbreviation for European Norm.

Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use. 


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