Drying My Baby's Bottles *REVIEW and WIN with OXO Tot*

Drying bottles. Impossible to do in a hygienic way if you had have asked me right up until the beginning of last week.

Oh, I despaired over the 'germs' on the draining board and not only that - I had no bloomin' space to dry my actual dishes. I came up with the idea of sitting them on folded kitchen towel, a decent one like Plenty, that would suck up all the excess water. This was costing a fortune but I was also paranoid that the cleaned bottles were then sitting in stagnant water (once the kitchen towel had soaked it all up).

It was making a big task out of bottle washing, simply for germ fears and space issues. I took to washing each bottle, rinsing and shaking, placing straight into the steriliser. Problem was, I had to then wait to wash any other bottles until the steriliser was free - so I was constantly looking at a row of used bottles every time I entered the kitchen. Depressing.

When OXO Tot got in touch with me asking if I'd like to review one of their products, I had a good look at their site www.oxouk.com and stumbled across the bottle drying rack.




This was it's description...

Keep bottles elevated, secure and upright with the OXO Tot Bottle Drying Rack. The Drying Rack accommodates at least eight bottles and corresponding parts. Raised ribs on the bottom of the tray ensure items don’t sit in a pool of water, keeping them clean, sanitary and dry. Additional space at the front of the Rack is useful for small parts. A removable cup can be attached to multiple areas of the tray and is ideal for kids’ utensils, straws and medicine droppers. The corners of the tray are optimally shaped to easily pour out excess water, and elevated non-skid feet at the bottom of the tray make it easy to lift.

The timing was impeccable so I grabbed their kind offer with both hands, so hopeful that this could resolve my annoying predicament. On arrival, I tore open the box as fast as I could! And was, probably for the first time ever, got excited to wash bottles!!




For the purposes of reviewing the claims, I washed 3 varying bottle sizes first, just to get an idea of whether or not it could truly hold 8 with all corresponding parts.
Ok, fair enough, I have large bottles - but they're also very commonly used bottles so I would have to disagree and say approximately 4-5 bottles can be comfortably stored on here unless you are using slimline bottles and are all the same type/brand.




I certainly wouldn't let that detract from the practicalities of the product though. The bottles and teats are securely held and the removal of excess water really is easily done. The removable cup is a great feature too, perfect for dummys, bottle seals or Carson's drink straws!

Overall, it has answered my space problems, and hygienic drying problems too. It also looks great in my kitchen!
My cousin has an 11 weeks old little girl, she visited me on Friday and, as you do, you head straight to the kettle when a visitor arrives. Her first words...
"I LOVE this Jo, where did you get it from? I NEED one!"  ... not just me then!
You can buy these at the moment for a very reasonable £15.32 over on OXO Tots's website www.oxouk.com or click the link HERE to go directly to the product's page.


DISCLAIMER: PR Sample provided free of charge but all opinions are my own: open and honest, as always. I was not paid for this post.

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25 comments:

  1. Love the sprout chair in green/walnut, great colour!
    Stacey Guilliatt

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  2. Thank you for the giveaway. My daughter had a Sippy Cup Set - 200ml - Raspberry and it was great because it didn't spill or leak even when she dropped it (or threw it) acorss the floor!

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  3. love the 4 Piece Feeding Set, the bowl looks great for preventing spills & the cutlery great for little hands

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  4. The Sippy cup with handles look good. Perfect for baby's who want independence and don't need mam and dads help

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  5. I love the plates as when my daughter eats the high sides mean the food doesn't fall off the edge.

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  6. I love the Sprout chair in Green/Walnut

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  7. sippy cup with handles fandabidozy

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  8. http://www.oxouk.com/p-1195-divided-plate-raspberry.aspx love this my neice adores it x

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  9. http://www.oxouk.com/p-1173-flippy-snack-cup-235ml-green.aspx would be helpful when my son decides he can do it himself

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  10. We have the spoon, fork, sippy cup and the snack pot, I love all 4 items as my daughter is feeding herself almost independently using them :)

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  11. Sprout Chair Taupe/Birch. I like the look of this chair and colour wise it would fit in anywhere. It also looks very practical.

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  12. love the Sprout Chair Green/Walnut its hard to find a good stylish highchair <3 it

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  13. The OXO Tot Silicone divided weaning dish and silicone spoon set in Raspberry colour

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  14. I love the Baby Block Freezer Storage Containers because I think it would be useful to have food ready and just de-frost it.

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  15. this is great http://www.oxouk.com/p-1188-twist-top-water-bottle-300ml-raspberry.aspx

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  16. I love the sprout chair in green/walnut.

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  17. I like the Sprout Chair in taupe/walnut, it looks really stylish :)

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  18. I love the sprout high chair in green/walnut as it would go really well in our kitchen! :) x

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  19. The Sprout Chair is popular! I like it too though in Taupe/Birch!

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  20. The Twist Top Water Bottle looks really useful for when we're out. My 3 year old loves drinking from a straw and this is so practical.

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  21. I love these as I can never get my hands on a screwdriver when the batteries in my boys toys need replacing http://www.oxouk.com/p-1120-mini-4-in-1-screwdriver-for-toys.aspx

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  22. My little girl is just starting to enjoy dipping her food into hummus etc. so the Divided Plates are such a good idea :)

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  23. I like the Sippy Cup with Handles - 200ml - Green, its a fab colour and it sounds like it does the job perfectly!

    kirstyjfox AT yahoo DOT com

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  24. The Sprout chair looks stylish and practical

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  25. The Bottle drying rack is such a great but simple idea. Its got to be my fave.

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