If you have a bottle-fed baby, you will spend a lot of time cleaning, sterilizing and drying these baby bottles, rings and pacifiers. It is important to dry the bottle in a clean and sterile manner, as this prevents bacteria from multiplying. There are many types of bottle drying racks on the market, here we will introduce them one by one.
Modular bottle drying racks are a great option, and they don't take up much counter space. Most modular bottle drying racks even come with a drip tray so you can place it on the countertop or sink. The great thing about the modular baby bottle drying rack is that it can be removed for easy cleaning - just remove the drying rack from the base and wash by hand or in the dishwasher.
There are also models of tiered bottle drying racks, and these also take up minimal counter space. Usually, the nipple, ring, and cap are located under the bottle, and all the water drips into the tray. You can also add more levels to hold more bottles. The only downside to a tiered baby bottle drying rack is that it can be difficult to reach the smaller parts on the bottom layer without disassembling the entire rack.
Some baby bottle holder options are round, with the shelf pivoting around an axis. Each shelf rotates individually, allowing bottles and accessories to be accessed from all angles. These bottle holders have pins of different sizes for bottles, rings and caps. Typically, the accessories are placed on the smaller fork and the bottle is placed on the higher fork in the middle. The main downside to this bottle holder is the way water collects on the bottom, which can lead to mold growth if you're not careful.
If you want to keep things simple, you can use a bottle drying rack with several straight prongs, usually a few tall ones and some shorter ones for smaller bottles and accessories. These types of bottle holders usually have holes in the bottom for drainage, and they can be used either with a drip tray or in the sink. Of course, you'll have to clean the drip tray yourself, but it pays to have a dry and sterile baby bottle every time you need it!