The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Electric steam steriliser is ideal for effective sterilisation but in extra quick time. The single push button glows orange during the sterilisation process and goes off once the cycle has finished. There is space for everything inside, with purpose built slots for 6 bottles, and space for teats and other items on top. The contents of the steriliser will then remain sterile for 24 hours providing the lid remains closed. So you can set this to run at bedtime and wake up to ready-to-use bottles.
I know lots of Mums don't bother with sterilising equipment or bottles in the hope that they'll have no problems feeding their baby themselves but you can't go wrong investing in one of these at this price, just in case. You may never use it, in which case you'll very likely make a tidy profit by selling it as brand new and unused on ebay. But if things don't quite go according to plan and you end up needing to bottle feed it's miles easier to deal with that if you have everything to hand. Plus there's nothing quite like getting an early night and leaving someone else with the baby and a bottle - so if you're expecting it's worth checking out breast pumps as well. Expressing milk has lots of benefits, including allowing your partner to bond with the baby over the occassional feed as well as helping to keep milk flow up, reducing the risks of mastitis.
Thanks to lucerysmum on HUKD