Whether you’re a new parent or just ready to bring your bottle warming game up a notch, it’s never too late to learn how to find the best bottle warmer. Plus, with plenty of new options hitting the market, it’s important to make sure you’re choosing very best bottle warmer possible for your baby or your friend's baby –– especially if you’re unsure if you're warming breastmilk, formula or both.
Here are some of the top questions to answer to help you find the best bottle warmer for you and your baby.
What Type Of Milk Are You Warming?
The most important criteria to consider is what type of milk are you planning to warm -- breastmilk, formula, or both? This is an essential consideration because most traditional bottle warmers only use steam heat which is too hot to warm breastmilk and will destroy the nutrients in your "liquid gold". If you are planning to warm or defrost breastmilk, you should choose a bottle warmer that offers a warm water bath that safely heats breastmilk at a lower temperature, protecting its essential ingredients. Click here to read more about how to safely warm breastmilk.
Here's a great option for you to consider -- the Baby Brezza Safe + Smart Baby Bottle Warmer. It's the only bottle warmer with two unique settings to safely warm breastmilk, formula, or baby food. Its Steady Warm setting uses a warm water bath to either warm or defrost breast milk while preserving the milk’s natural nutrients. It also has a Quick Warm setting which uses steam heat to rapidly warm formula or baby food. The Safe + Smart Bottle Warmer is also the only warmer with Bluetooth so you can easily operate it from your phone and get alerts when you're bottle is ready! Baby Brezza also makes a NEW version of this bottle warmer without Bluetooth called the Bottle & Breastmilk Warmer in case you don't want this feature.
How long do you want to wait for a bottle to warm up?
If you're only warming formula, another consideration is how long do you want to wait for your baby's bottle to warm up. Most traditional bottle warmers take 3-5 minutes to warm up 4-8 ounces of cold formula (and a bit less if the formula is room temperature). When you're baby is hangry, a few extra minutes of waiting can be painful.
If you want to make a warm formula bottle instantly, you should consider the Baby Brezza Instant Warmer. It's the only bottle warmer that dispenses warm water 24/7 so you never have to wait for a bottle to warm up again. Just add formula, mix and feed in seconds. Genius! It keeps the water warm all day and night so it's ready for you and your baby on demand. Plus you can choose from 3 temperature settings. If you want a nightlight to see what you're doing at night, check out the Baby Brezza Instant Warmer Advanced which has a built-in adjustable LED nightlight.
Do you want to hand scoop and mix bottles?
Another consideration is whether you want to hand mix formula bottles and wait for them to be warmed up which can be messy and time-consuming, especially when you're making 6-8 bottles a day. You can automate the entire process with the Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced. This amazing machine is like a "baby Keurig" -- just push a button and it automatically makes a warm formula bottle instantly. It does all of the mixing, warming and dispensing for you! You can choose from 3 temperature settings, 2-10 ounces plus it works with virtually all formulas and all bottle types. It's also more accurate, consistent and hygienic than handscooping. And if you want uber convenience, check out the Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced WiFi which lets you make a bottle from your phone!
Good luck bottle warmer shopping. By answering these questions, you can find the best bottle warmer for you and your baby.