Few mum gadgets can claim to be as sanity-saving as the baby bottle warmer.
A bottle warmer is an electronic appliance that gently and safely brings breast milk, formula or even baby food up to the perfect temperature. For mums who keep a stockpile of breast milk in the freezer, they’re a handy appliance to have, and a simple way to rid that heart-sinking feeling of forgetting to thaw the days’ supply.
To help you get your hands on the perfect electric warmer for baby’s next bottle, we’ve put our shortlisted favourites in one handy spot for you.
OUR PICK OF THE CROP
8 baby bottle warmers for easy feeds
With so many baby bottle warmers on the market in Australia, it’s hard to know where to start, so we asked the HUGE Mum’s Grapevine Facebook community which brands they love the most. In no particular order, these are the bottle warmers they tried, tested and recommended.
When it comes to gadgets, sometimes less is more and this handy unit definitely delivers in the simple-to-use department. It features two program settings, a handy basket for smaller bottles or jars of baby food, plus an alert ‘beep’ that is music to the ears when bub’s bottle is ready to serve.
With an auto shut-off switch, Dr Browns Deluxe Warmer and Steriliser is able to warm baby food and bottles to the perfect temperature as well as sterilise baby gear to remove 99.9% of household germs. We love the pre-programmed warming settings and that it fits most baby bottle brands.
Thanks to an overheat protection feature, even the cutest distraction is no problem with the bottle warmer from Nuk. Not only does it automatically turn itself off as soon as bubs bottle or food has reached the perfect temperature, but it does it in just 90 seconds.
The Express and Go warms delicately to preserve nutrients and vitamins, ensuring little ones receive every benefit of mumma’s liquid gold. As an added bonus, this handy bottle warmer fits most branded bottles and pouches, making it the perfect addition to your feeding tool kit (no matter what stage you’re at).
Warm bottles and food jars in as little as 80 seconds, Dr Brown’s Insta-Feed comes with a handy adapter ring to fit narrow and wide neck baby bottles and jars. We love that it has a built-in sterilising function for small bottle parts and dummies.
Can we have a collective Amen to one-handed operation? This dial-operated number couldn’t be easier to use, carefully and evenly warming 150ml of breast milk or formula in only a few minutes. The clever defrost setting keeps hot spots at bay, circulating the milk while warming.
In those new mums days, bottles are a constant, and so too is the need to sanitize dummies. This 2-in-1 helps in both departments with a clever basket for sanitizing dummies as well as a generous opening suitable for wide, narrow or angled bottles. It scores an A+ for convenience and safety with the handy auto shut-off feature.
We’re not always at home when little one’s hunger pains kick in. And when there are no power sockets around, this battery-powered portable bottle warmer is a lifesaver. Its patented design allows parents to heat up to four times on a single charge. Featuring an ultra-handy, in-built formula dispenser, it can also be used at home while still plugged in (so there’s no need for separate units).
Is a bottle warmer worth it?
A bottle warmer is definitely a worthwhile investment if baby is feeding predominantly from bottles. It’s an absolute must for bubs who drink only formula and for mums who are exclusively expressing.
What are the benefits of a bottle warmer?
The biggest benefit of an electric bottle warmer is that it gradually heats baby’s milk to a safe temperature for drinking. Forget saucepans on the stove, a warmer takes the guesswork out of feeding time and helps to get baby fed faster.
What water should I use in a bottle warmer?
Distilled water is recommended by some brands as it helps prevent a build-up around the heating element and preserve the life of the unit. That said, many parents use regular tap water and descale the unit when required.
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