Picking a good bottle warmer is important especially when you like to get out and about. However, it can be quite difficult to pick the most suitable one as what can be best for traveling can be bad for home use and vice versa. Finding the right bottle warmer for use normally begins with deciding on how you are going to use it. Different types of bottle warmers also tend to heat milk differently depending on the bottle warmer in use.
Some incorporate a system which uses steam where a tank is filled with water then the bottle is then placed in a cylinder and circulated with steam. This method can work for some warmers but end up creating hot spots on others. There is also the option of bottle warmers that submerge the bottle in hot water then the hot water begins to swirl around the bottle so as to give a more evenly heated bottle. Below is a look at some of the five best bottle warmers in 2016.
The First Years Quick Serve Bottle Warmer
Quick Bottle Heating: Your baby wakes up in the middle of the night and starts crying out loud for his/her bottle. This compact Quick Serve Bottle Warmer works flawlessly to heat the bottle quickly and can work with disposables that are angled, straight, wide-necked, angled, or even. It also comes with measuring vials that helps to anticipate the duration of the warmth and an auto shut-off feature for more safety. You can also use it to conveniently warm a jar of baby food or sanitize up to two pacifiers in the basket included. However, its main set back is that if you don’t put the right amount of water required, you may end up boiling off all the water and getting cold milk and then you will have to wait ten minutes before using it again. It does its work flawlessly but might not be ideal for people who don’t take the time to make accurate measurements. It’s very cheap costing about $18 on local and online shops today.
Munchkin High Speed Bottle Warmer
Pro: Holds multiple sized bottles
Con: Loud beep after warming
Easy to Use: This warmer is fast, uncomplicated, and comes in a compact form making it very convenient. It uses steam heat instead of boiling water thus the reason why it provides such fast heating. It also comes with a built in measuring cup that helps to measure the amount of water more accurately. It also comes with a lift out basked and adapter ring which can warm different types of sized bottles and also jars of baby food making it more convenient. It produces a loud beep after completing the warming process that may be a bit uncomfortable at times, but this is a small disadvantage that can be easily overlooked considering what it offers. It’s very affordable costing about $20.
Maxx Elite “Gentle Warm” Smart Bottle Warmer and Sterilizer w/ Steady Warm
Pro: Can maintain a bottle’s temperature
Con: No automatic shut off feature
Versatile: This warmer has been equipped to use differently depending on your requirements. You can use it as a normal bottle warmer and also use the tall life to cover the bottle during warming. You can also use the smaller orange lid to heat breast milk by setting it down inside the warmer. You also have the option of warming up baby food jars or scoop the contents into the smaller orange piece then heat it that way. They are excellent for taking on the go as all you require is an outlet and you can heat the formula up in a matter of minutes. Its “Gentle Warm” feature has been designed so as to preserve nutrients, minerals, and vitamins when warming milk. It also has a “Steady Warm” feature that maintains the bottle’s temperature after it has been warmed saving lots of time when the baby needs more milk after a short span of time. It has a reasonable cost of about $50.
Born Free Tru-Temp Bottle Warming System
Pro: Has a removable insulated cooler that keeps at least 2 bottles cool
Con: Can overheat
Great Warmer: This is an excellent warmer that has been designed with the purpose of warming milk as fast as possible so as to make the life of the parent much easier. It has an insulated cooler and two ice packs which enables at least two bottles to be kept cool throughout the night hours, allowing you to keep the bottle warmer in your room or child’s room so as to avoid unnecessary trips to the kitchen during the middle of the night. You can take a bottle out of the cooler, warm it up as you are soothing the baby or changing diapers, then in about 3 minutes, give the baby a warm bottle of milk. Sometimes it can heat up the milk excessively so it is recommended to try out various temperature settings before you decide on which to be using. It costs about $55.
Kiinde Kozii Breastmilk and Bottle Warmer
Pro: It accommodates Comotomo bottles
Con: Can take longer than usual
Simple and Sturdy: Kiinde Kozii bottle warmer is very easy to use, lightweight and has been made with excellent materials. It can heat all types of milk, whether its breast milk, glass formula bottle milk, or plastic milk filled bottles ensuring they are heated appropriately and without guesswork. It uses a technology that allows high speed warming while using: low temperature, nutrient safe water bath designed for breast milk, and a built in timer that eliminates the risk of overheating. This technology however brings in a flaw as it increases the time required to warm the milk to about 15 minutes. This can be quite long especially when you consider the fact that you have a crying baby who needs milk as soon as possible. The warmer is quite expensive, costing about $70, but if you are looking for a warmer that has been approved to pass all safety protocols, then it is well worth the price.