The coronavirus is more infectious than other pathogens. Therefore, more rigorous hygiene is certainly recommended for items such as pacifiers, bottles and breast pumps. Sterilization every time before use is child's play: some bottles, like the MAM Easy-Start Anti ColicTM
, have an integrated sterilizing function. It is also very easy to sterilize all MAM pacifiers in their own sterilizing box in a microwave. Not only is this method quick, it also takes less electricity than boiling. Furthermore, it is very likely that the microwave can render the coronavirus harmless or at least reduce its potency, in the same way as it does for bacteria.
The mother or father should also wash their hands thoroughly before and after sterilization and make use of disinfectants. It also helps to wear a mask to avoid any potential transmission of coronavirus to pacifiers, bottles, and breast pumps whilst they are being sterilized.