Bottle warmers are a handy little device to have in the kitchen, nursery, or car. They allow you to quickly heat baby bottles or jars of food without the use of a microwave. This can be a healthy heating option as microwaving tends to remove many of the vital nutrients in food items. It also makes the job of nighttime feedings much easier, and portable models can give you and your baby the freedom to travel whenever you like. There are many different models to choose from, and you will find a variety of special features available. Use the following information to help pick the right one.
Tips for Choosing a Bottle Warmer
• Decide when and where you will use your warmer. Most are designed for use in the home, but you can find ones that plug into your car’s adapter.
• Think about what you will be using the warmer for. Baskets come with many brands that allow you to heat baby food, sippy cups, and sterilize pacifiers.
• If you have a nursery that is located far from the kitchen, a bottle warmer that serves double duty as a cooler can be quite convenient.
• Make sure the model you pick will accommodate the brand and size of bottles you use.
Here’s What We Consider To Be The Best Baby Bottle Warmers
The First Years Quick Serve Bottle Warmer is a compact device that quickly heats baby’s bottle. It can accommodate several bottle designs such as straight, wide-necked, angled, or disposable versions. It is easy to use. Simply add water with the vial to begin the heating process. An indicator lights alerts you as to when the bottle is ready. Safety is provided by the auto shut-off feature, and the measuring vial allows you to anticipate the warming duration. This particular bottle warmer can also be used to heat jars of baby food as well as sterilize pacifiers with the use of the included basket. It measures 8 by 5 by 5 inches, and it weighs 1.4 pounds. Materials used in its construction are BPA free.
Dr. Brown’s Bottle Warmer quickly warms milk and food effectively. It accommodates most sizes of jars and bottles within its spacious interior. It is easy to use with an alarm that alerts you as to when the preferred temperature has been reached, and it includes an LCD panel that lights up for ease of nighttime use. Your preferred settings can be saved in the memory, and it fits most sized bottles along with all Dr. Brown bottles. Heating times can be adjusted for different sizes, and the water will not need to be frequently refilled which will save you time. This warmer measures 5.5 by 7.9 by 9.6 inches and weighs two pounds.
The Phillips AVENT Bottle Warmer will heat up your baby’s bottles evenly in only three minutes. It continuously circulates the milk in order to avoid hot spots. This warmer also gently thaws frozen baby foods or breast milk which is much faster than running them under tap water or waiting for the refrigerator to defrost them. All Phillips Avent bottles can be used in this warmer along with baby food containers, toddler cups, and most other brands of bottles. Items are simply placed directly into the device. Add some water, set the dial, and turn it on to use. It is capable of heating five ounces of room temperature liquids in three minutes. This warmer measures 7.5 by 7 by 7 inches, and it weighs 1.6 pounds.
The Kiinde Kozii Bottle Warmer and Breast Milk Warmer provides you with a safe and easy way to warm your baby’s milk. The flowing warm water bath gently thaws and quickly warms the bottle in accordance with USDA and CDC guidelines. The long lasting reservoir eliminates the need to add water with each use, and the easy to use timer keeps you alert as to when the food is ready. The auto shut off keeps bottles from overheating even when you are busy. The Universal Warming Chamber can accommodate formula, breast milk, frozen or thawed storage bags, plastic, liner bottles, glass, and baby food jars. It measures 8 by 8 by 6 inches, and it weighs 1,8 pounds.
The First Years Night Cravings Bottle Warmer & Cooler accommodates a wide range of bottles including straight, wide-necked, angled, and disposable versions. The cooler capabilities can keep two bottles nice and cool for as many as eight hours. The fact that the cooler is removable makes it easy to take to the kitchen to fill before returning to the nursery. Once you have pre-measured the water vials, you are good to go for the next two nights of feedings. A press of a button will warm or chill bottles within minutes. You will know when the warming is complete with the help of the warning light. Auto shut-off gives you one less thing to remember. Use the basket insert for baby food jars or sterilizing pacifiers. This warmer measures 7 by 10.2 by 10.5 inches, and it weighs three pounds.
The Tommee Tippee Travel Bottle and Food Warmer can go where ever you do. It warms food and heats bottles in one convenient and portable unit. It will accommodate formula, breast milk, and baby food. This device stores the needed hot water for warming and heating when you are not at home. The water stays warm due to the thermal flask and eliminates the need for external warming sources. To use this warmer you will simply fill the flask made of stainless steel with boiled water that has cooled. When it is time for feeding, you will pour this water into the frosted container that has been upturned to warm the bottle. Leaks and spills are avoided with a secure fasten lid, and all parts are phthalate and BPA free. The small size that measures 2.8 by 11.4 by 13.2 inches easily fits in your diaper bag, and it is easy to carry at only 11.7 ounces.
The Munchkin High Speed Bottle Warmer uses a steam warming system too quickly and evenly heat milk and food. Bottles can be heated in as few as 90 seconds. The nutrients within the food is not lost when you use this bottle warmer the way they can be when heated in a microwave. This device includes an auto shut-off feature and an on/off indicator for added convenience. You will have no problem warming smaller bottles or baby food jars when you use the adapter ring and lift out basket that comes with this warmer. A handy measuring cup allows you to measure the perfect amount of water needed for consistent heating. It measures 5.5 by 6 by 6.5 inches, and it weighs 1.4 pounds.
The Munchkin Travel Car Baby Bottle Warmer is perfect for when you and baby are away from home. It warms evenly within minutes by plugging into your car’s adapter. There is no need to worry about hot spots with this design, and a digital display lets you know the temperature as well as how much longer it will take to heat. It is a convenient piece to take along on road trips as it fits most car cup holders and can accommodate most bottles. It is constructed of plastic and polyester, and it includes an adapter light for night time use. The flexible heating band will conform to most bottles. The size is perfect for travel at only 6.8 by 3.2 by 3.2 inches, and it weighs 8 ounces.
The Boon Orb Bottle Warmer has a unique, futuristic round shape that makes it look more like a piece of art than a functioning part of the nursery. It uses steam to evenly heat bottles and baby food without creating hot spots. Most brands of bottles will easily fit inside of the unit’s warming chamber, and a basket is included for use with baby food jars. The graduated tube makes measuring the water a simple task, and the integrated auto-off feature provides safety once heating has been completed. A non-skid base provides stability. It is BPA free, PVC free, and phthalate free. This warmer measures 5.5 by 5.5 by 5.5 inches, and it weighs 1.5 pounds.
The Nuby One-Touch 2-In-1 Electric Baby Bottle Warmer & Sterilizer can easily warm formula, breast milk, or baby food safely. It is also perfect when it comes to sterilizing pacifiers or bottles in just minutes. A measuring cup is included to make adding water simple. Once the water chamber is filled, load the sterilizer with the bottle or jar of food and turn it on with the one-touch button. It fits all brands, sizes, and shapes of bottles, and the electric design means there is no need to worry about batteries. This warmer measures 5 by 5 by 8.5 inches, and it weighs 1.2 pounds.