The 10 best baby bottle brushes for easy cleaning 2024

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by Adejumoke Ilori |
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Your baby’s bottle can get very dirty and grimy, especially if it has not been cleaned properly after being used. Germs and mould can end up building inside a bottle pretty quickly, and both breast milk and formula can decay very fast. That's why finding the best baby bottle brush to get into those tricky to clean nooks is a simple product to make cleaning easier.

Allowing your baby to come into contact with old liquid could be exposing them to sickness, particularly as their immune system hasn’t matured yet, which means they won't be able to fight away viruses. This is where a high-grade baby bottle brush comes in super handy, helping you remove those unsafe liquid remains and giving you peace of mind.

Best at a glance:

• Best overall baby bottle brush: Nuby Baby Bottle Cleaning Brush, £6.99

• Best baby bottle brush for eco-friendly: Bam Baw Bottle Brush set, £9.95

• Best bottle brush with drying rack: 6 in 1 Baby Bottle Cleaner Kit with Drying Rack, £43.13

• Best baby bottle brush for design: Boon Cacti Bottle Cleaning Brush Set, £14.39

• Best baby bottle brush for size: Tommee Tippee Baby Bottle & Teat Cleaning Brush, £5.69

Yes, there are so many options out there to choose from (probably thousands), and when trying to find that perfect baby bottle brush, it may be tricky. But to make your shopping experience easy, we have rounded up the best ones for you. From Nuby baby, to a multi-purpose electrical brush and silicone material, you will never run out of options again.

Best overall baby bottle brush

Nuby Baby Bottle Cleaning Brush
Price: $28.99

Say goodbye to dirt and hello to freshness! With its sturdy silicone bristles, and a classy looking stand for hanging when not in use, this brush will make your washing days feel like a breeze. It will help you clean away any dirt rapidly and straightforwardly. The stand even has a fancy little draining dish, helping you pour away extra water drippage. But, if you are looking for a brush with a bit more colour to it, then you might prefer the OXO Tot Bottle Brush With Stand below.

Review: "I have been using this for a month now and it works really well, it even has a little docking station with a sort of drip tray and small drainage holes in the side of the brush that expel any excess water after cleaning/submersion."

Pros

  • Durable bristles on both brushes are made from soft silicone for scratch resistant cleaning
  • Long ergonomic handle

Cons

  • One review said the teat attachment may be difficult to pull off the bottom of the bottle cleaner

Best nylon bristles baby bottle brush

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature 2-in-1 Baby Bottle Brush
Price: $19.99

This Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Bottle Brush comes with an extra wide brush end, making it easy for when trying to reach and tackle those hard-to-clean areas. The teat brush is particularly designed in two pieces for cleaning bottles and teats, and with its no slip handles, you won’t have to worry about comfort. 

Review: "I love this bottle brush. I went through so many brushes (mainly wire ones) and they all broke, snapped, sponges fell apart etc, but this one is brilliant! Super sturdy, bristles are strong, handle is strong and it comes apart at the middle so you can clean the teat."

Pros

  • Soft, durable nylon bristles on the brush are sponge-free for hygienic cleaning
  • Designed with a half head and teat cleaner

Cons

  • Not many colours to choose from

Best non slip handle baby bottle brush

OXO Tot Bottle Brush With Stand
Price: $9.99

The OXO Tot bottle brush is an ideal tool for cleaning your baby bottles. With a fabulous mix of soft bristles for gentle cleaning and strong bristles for proper scrubbing, this must-have product also includes a flexible neck, allowing easy cleaning. If you'd prefer a more eco-friendly product then you may want to opt for the Bam Baw Bottle Brush set.

Review: "This brush is brilliant for cleaning Mam baby bottles. I like that it comes with its own stand for draining/storing, and that the tiny brush is stored within the handle - no risk of losing it. It’s kept by the sink as a dedicated baby bottle brush, and not cross-contaminated with everyday kitchen items such as greasy pans. We also have a bottle drying rack which also helps. Soft, plush, and flexible bristles. The detail on the smaller brush is perfect for bottle teats. The main brush is packed full of bristles: it cleans the bottles with minimal effort. I would buy this as a stocking filler gift for baby showers in the future."

Pros

  • Brush stand keeps countertops dry
  • Flexible neck 

Cons

  • One review said the bottle brush is too small in size

Best eco-friendly baby bottle brush

Bam Baw baby bottle brush
Price: $11.95

This brush set is the answer to your bottle cleaning needs. If you’re looking for something a little subtle, then this soft cotton tip is the one, as it allows and encourages full cleaning, touching the bottom corners of bottles and prevent scratches. Made from sisal which comes from the agave plant it is also 100% natural.

Review: I do a bit of glass painting on little bottles which would normally be thrown away but do make lovely little vases for outdoors. These are fabulous sturdy brushes which clean instead of tickling the dirt. Great range of sizes too!"

Pros

  • Cotton material
  • This plastic free brush is made of stainless steel, cotton and sisal bristles

Cons

  • Does not come with a bottle stand

Best electric baby bottle brush

An electric bottle brush made of food-grade silicone material, making it safe dependable, long-lasting, and suitable for everyday use. The lengthy ergonomic handle design will be beneficial for those hard-to-reach areas and corners. The powered cleaning is perfect for your baby bottles, sippy cups and other feeding accessories. 

Review: "This is great and helps me get in all the books and crannies of my baby bottles. The charge has lasted a long time too. Would highly recommend."

Pros

  • Made of food-grade silicone material
  • Equipped with a rechargeable design and a powerful motor

Cons

  • Consumer has noted that the actual colour of the bottle may be slightly different from the image due to different light effect

Best BPA free baby bottle brush

This cleaning brush pack includes a bottle brush, a nipple brush, and a straw brush. So, if you happen to have bottles of different sizes, this will help clean them more thoroughly and give it the shine that it deserves. Its compartment also makes your storage tidy and neat. 

Review: "This set is really great, nothing sticks to the silicone brushes, and it cleans well because it rotates and can go everywhere. The vacuum brush on the other hand is made a little harder so that you get everything right and making cleaning easy."

Pros

  • Silicone bottle cleaning brushes of different sizes are suitable for cleaning all kinds of bottles
  • The soft silicone bottle brush head will not scratch the bottle body and will not deform

Cons

  • Only comes in six colours: green, yellow, purple, orange, red and blue

Best for travel baby bottle brush

6 in 1 Baby Bottle Cleaner Kit with Drying Rack
Price: $21.99

You’ve just planned that road trip and need a baby brush set that screams ‘portable’, then this is it. With its different sizes, you’ll be able to use this for when cleaning straws, mugs, sports water bottles, breast pump, thermos bottles, sippy cups, and more to get a hygienic deep clean. It also comes with a soap dispenser and bottle drying rack. The con of this is its price so if you want something on the cheaper side then go for the MAM Soft Baby Bottle Brush, which is going for just under £10.

Review: "Very useful! I’ve been looking for something like this. I have a similar one for my pumping parts, but it is much smaller. I love that it has the soap dispenser and all three brushes, for the bottle, the bottle nipple, and the tiny brush, for the hard-to-get areas. It’s portable and everything fits inside. It’s pretty small that it fits in my diaper bag, but I carry it in my car for whenever I need it. I’ve already taking it for a road trip and camping as well. Definitely very handy. Cleans bottles well! Great quality and value for the price!"

Pros

  • This travel baby essential set has a built-in bottle drying rack, and 10 branches that can hold up to 8 bottles
  • The whole set is dishwasher safe

Cons

  • One review said the soap didn't foam up enough

Best hanging hole baby bottle brush

You won’t have to worry about scratching your baby’s bottles with the MAM Soft Silicone Bottle Brush. With its flexible bristles, which can blend with different bottles, it will help with not having to buy different brush sizes.  

Review: "Great product and I would recommend to anyone! It was easy to use and really helped get rid of those milk left-overs that were just staring at me! Makes my baby's bottles clean and spotless."

Pros

  • Long ergonomic shape practical and comfortable to hold
  • Hanging hole to hygienically store the brush when not in use

Cons

  • May not be ideal if you prefer a stand with it

Best baby bottle brush for design

Boon Cacti Bottle Cleaning Brush Set
Price: $16.99

This creative and attractive design is made by boon cacti, and truly makings cleaning cool. The set includes four cacti in diverse sizes, with the bristles on each brush being made out of stable nylon, which is great for getting the gunk out of bottles. The vase trenches water and keeps the brushes neatly together helping you grab the brush that is needed for each product. 

Review: "We have several boon twigs on our boon lawn. They are incredibly inexpensive but really elevate the effectiveness of the lawn by allowing smaller parts to dry quicker - like bottle nipples, filters, lids and pacifiers. The twig is sturdy on the lawn and can be placed anywhere so it is really versatile."

Pros

  • Includes a bottle brush, straw brush, nipple brush, and a detail brush
  • Vase keeps brushes contained and drains water for easy cleaning

Cons

  • Only comes in one design

Best extra wide baby bottle brush

This Tommee Tippee bottle brush comes with fluffy, strong and nylon bristles with a sponge-free feel to it. Designed with a half head and teat cleaner, this brush will give your baby’s products a good, rotated wash. Suitable for use with all Tommee Tippee baby bottles brush size, making it right for most wide-neck bottles and teats. 

Review: "Very useful and cleans the bottles nicely. It is exactly as described and helps to get deep into the bottles to make sure they are clean."

Pros

  • Suitable to use with all Tommee Tippee baby bottles
  • BPA free

Cons

  • Hand wash only

What to look out for when buying a baby bottle brush?

A baby bottle brush will get used frequently, and that is why it’s vital to make sure the right brush works and suits your bottle cleaning wants and expectations.

You might also want to think about the material, as bottle brushes are all made differently: usually from silicone, soft plastic, squishy sponge, or a mixture of all three.

Silicone bristles are usually labelled the best, as they tend to last long durability wise and are less likely to encourage mould build up. Whereas brushes that are made from sponge are most likely to be soft and bendable, but prone to mould, and will need to be replaced at some point.

Mummy to a little girl, Adejumoke Ilori is Commercial Content Writer for Mother&Baby. With a BA hon in Creative Writing, she has worked for digital platforms, where she has empowered women from the inside and out, by sharing real life stories based on relationships and loving yourself.

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