If you're fortunate enough to have a dishwasher, we're betting it sees a lot of action, especially if your baby drinks from a bottle or sippy cup.
Yep, it's one of those facts of parenthood that the holy dishwasher will be taken over by baby bottles, teats, lids, straws and more. But how do you keep them in place while the dishwasher does its thing? Sure, you can attempt to cram them here, there and everywhere, but to make your life easier and keep everything secure, we recommend picking up a dedicated baby dishwasher basket.
There may not be loads of choice out there but we've picked the only ones worth knowing about, ensuring your baby's bottle parts are thoroughly cleaned, ready for their next use.
The best baby dishwasher baskets
Adding a splash of colour with twin teal symmetrical doors that helps it sit securely on your countertop when loading and unloading, this OXO Tot Dishwasher Basket keeps all those small parts for baby bottles, sippy cups, straw cups and more safe as your dishwasher runs. The doors can accommodate up to eight baby bottle nipples while the flip down straw holders hold sippy cup straws upright.
Review: "I really like how this drying rack takes advantage of vertical space. Other drying racks lay horizontally, taking up valuable counter space."
Dimensions: 28.26 x 11.43 x 10.48 cm
Weight: 227 g
Available in assorted colours (although you may not get to pick), this dishwasher basket fits dishwashers of all sizes and shapes. BPA free, it will keep all your bottle accessories upright and secure thorough cleaning. It has a built-in straw holder as well as a top section which will hold 14 standard bottle nipples.
Review: "Great product. Fits well into my dishwasher and keeps all my little ones bits and pieces from falling out and getting melted on the heating element. I love Munchkin products in general and this is no exception! Fits many bottle nipples, rings, pacifiers, etc. All the pieces come out squeaky clean, and not upturned filled with water..."
Dimensions: 21.59 x 10.8 x 10.01 cm
Weight: 136 g
The unique clamshell design of this dishwasher basket prevents it from tipping, making loading and unloading bottle parts easy and quick. It will hold up to six large or 14 small nipples and additional parts for up to eight bottles.
Review: "Absolutely love this!!! Great for all the little things that end up in the bottom of the dishwasher at the end of the cycle. Holds things like teats, dummies, lids, baby cutlery & so much more. It also doubles as a great baby toy when not in use, my little one loves it 🙈 hopefully this is a sign that he will help me load the dishwasher when he’s a bit bigger 😉. Feels durable and is large enough to fit a decent amount inside."
Dimensions: 25.4 x 11.42 x 11.42 cm
Weight: 159 g
Ideal for stopping all your baby's bits from flying all around the dishwasher, this pack of two simple dishwasher baskets are made from 100 per cent recycled material. The infant dishwasher basket is perfect for teats, dummies and bottles while the larger capacity toddler basket is designed for sanitising all spill-proof cup parts, teething toys and more.
Review: "Perfect for baby bottle lids and teats. I have also used this for washing ice pop containers which also have small parts and end up all over the dishwasher."
Dimensions: 4.62 x 9.5 x 9.63 cm
Weight: 270 g
If you're not looking for a specific baby dishwasher basket, this one from Hotpoint could do just the trick for neatly storing all your cutlery.
Review: "This tray is brilliant, we have had a number of dishwasher cutlery trays and they just don't last, this tray is really sturdy and very smart. I have waited awhile to review it, to see how well it lasts and so far it is doing very nicely. It is also very good value for money and fits our dishwasher perfectly. Would definitely recommend."
Dimensions: 21.01 x 23.01 x 16 cm
Weight: 240 g