According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), "Neonates and young infants are more vulnerable to infectious agents than older children and adults." Source: April 2006 Public Health Report PMC.
As parents, we all face challenges in deciding how best to protect our children. When it comes to germs, UviCube wants to make it easier and modernize the way we keep our babies safe with the power of ultraviolet (UV) light. The future is here.
Disinfecting bottles and pacifiers the old fashioned way takes time and potentially exposes you to the risk of burns when dealing with boiling water and hot steam. Even electric steam sterilizers need you to prepare water at the start, and clean it afterwards for lime-scale build up. After all this prep work, you still need to find space to lay out the bottles to dry and hope they stay clean if they accidentally get knocked over.
UviCube dries and disinfects wet items with a press of a button, and stores them in a clean, safe enclosure until you need them.
Because UviCube uses UV light, you can safely sanitize mobile phones, electronics, toys and other household items that cannot be exposed to moisture or heat. Sanitizing electronics and other dry items can be done with a press of a button.
Many personal items that need cleaning often go overlooked, such as mobile phones and remote controls. In 2014, The Today Show featured a Stanford University study showing that"mobile phones are 14 times dirtier than toilet handles", while a University of Arizona study found that in a hotel room, "the single dirtiest thing was the remote control", scoring four times the acceptable level for harmful bacteria.
Simply wash baby bottles and shake off excess water before loading them into UviCube. Select the DRY+UV cycle and press START. Separately load mobile phones, electronics and other dry items to avoid the low heat of the DRY cycle, and place them inside UviCube. Select the UV cycle and press START.
The DRY+UV cycle (for washed bottles and wet items) takes 45 minutes while the UV cycle (for electronics and dry items) takes 10 minutes.
While 45 or 10 minutes may initially seem a bit long, the time it takes to place items inside UviCube and press START is around 30 seconds or less. What's important to consider is how quickly we are able get back to what we were doing and spend time with our child.
Because it's such a new and unique product, we were careful to design UviCube to be a great conversation piece, but not look out of place in any kitchen or nursery. We wanted to create something that would look good in any American household.
UviCube is about the size of a small microwave or toaster oven. It has the capacity to hold 4-6 bottles and their accessories, depending on their size. An iPad Mini fits perfectly on the tray, and has plenty of room to hold a mobile phone, a remote control, a watch or other small personal items in one cycle.
UviCube was found to eliminate 99.9% of harmful bacteria by a nationally recognized, third-party ISO 17025 accredited test facility based in the United States, and in compliance with U.S. and international regulatory requirements for independence and impartiality of lab data. Salmonella Enterica, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli were all tested in the study.