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Milton reveals new research: 89% of babies soothers are contaminated with bacteriaCreated by Charlotte in Age: Baby & Toddler, Age: On the way, Feeding & Sleeping
Nearly 1/5th heavily contaminated with germs that could cause illnesses for babies.
Milton, therapy the leading expert in sterilising and Nursery Industry Awards 2013 nominee, viagra buy today reveals the results of a new study examining the bacteria that is found on babies soothers. They found that nearly 1/5th were grossly or heavily contaminated with a mixture of skin and faecal bacteria and 89% had some form of contamination with bacteria. The tests were run on a sample of 70 soothers both in use by children and new ones dropped in a range of environments to see the types and numbers of germs babies are exposed to daily.
11% of the sample gave levels of bacteria that were very low, with no bacteria growing after incubation. The soothers were collected from healthy babies across a wide age range and sent to the Queen Mary University of London laboratory for testing where they were incubated for five days to measure full bacteria load. Relatively speaking the least contamination was found on the soothers dropped on the pavement and in Mums changing bag whereas the most germ filled were those from the soft play centre and the kitchen floor.
Tess Clarke, Commercial and Marketing Manager at Milton commented: “It’s astonishing how quickly soothers can contract a worrying number of harmful germs. Busy mums don’t need to fret, just by following simple hygiene routines, such as washing your hands and sterilisation can help keep everyone safe. For soothers in particular, the Milton Mini is a portable system that sterilise soothers in just 15 minutes, perfect for mums on the go.”
Dr Ronald Cutler who headed the research added: “The good news is most mothers are following great hygiene practises. Our research showed a minority of the sample soothers showed a heavy or gross contamination when dropped. When these practices are not maintained, soothers can become contaminated with very high levels of organisms which could cause stomach upsets”.