The coronavirus is more infectious than other pathogens. Therefore, more rigorous hygiene is certainly recommended for items such as soothers, bottles and breast pumps. Sterilisation every time before use is child's play: some bottles, like the MAM Easy-Start Anti ColicTM
, have an integrated sterilising function. It is also very easy to sterilise all MAM soothers in their own sterilising 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 sterilisation and make use of disinfectants. It also helps to wear a mask to avoid any potential transmission of coronavirus to soothers, bottles and breast pumps whilst they are being sterilised.