Bottle Warmer Buying Guide
Bottle warmers are ideal for heating up milk or baby food, whether it is on-the-go or at-home.
What to consider
Portable vs. Plug-In
Portable thermoses work in two containers: one stores hot water and the other container fits the bottle. When you need to warm your bottle, pour hot water from the thermos into the container with your bottle. Electric warmers do this process automatically once plugged in, but cannot be used on the go. Some parents both an electric warmer for home and a portable warmer for travel.
Most warmers heat bottles with warm water, either electrically heated or poured from a thermos. Some use steam trapped inside a chamber which covers the bottle and heats it from all sides.
Some have a "standby" mode which keeps the bottle warm. Choose warmer with a defrost setting if you have frozen food/milk.
If you have wide baby bottles (Comotomo, Tommee Tippee), choose a larger warmer. Most warmers fit slightly curved bottles (Dr. Brown, Pigeon).
Faster warmers are essential when your baby is crying of hunger, making standby settings and fast heating warmers ideal.
|Popular brands||Tommee Tippee||Pigeon||Philips Avent||Dr Brown||Chicco|
|Model||Travel Bottle and Food Warmer||Bottle and Babyfood Warmer||Fast Bottle Warmer||Deluxe Bottle Warmer||Home-Travel Bottle Warmer|
|Style||Portable||Plug-in||Plug-in||Plug-in||Plug in (home & car)|
|Method||Water thermos||Warm water||Warm water||Steam||Warm water|
|Time (for 120mL bottle to warm)||Depends on time since water was boiled||3 minutes||3 minutes||3 minutes||5 minutes|
|Settings||Warm milk and baby food||Warm milk, baby food, defrost||Warm, baby food, keep warm (standby), defrost||Warm, baby food, keep warm||Warm milk, baby food, keep warm (standby)|
|Compatible sizes||Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottles||All pigeon bottles and baby food bottles||Extra wide size compatible||Dr. Browns bottles up to 8oz size||All Chicco bottles|
|Where to buy||Pupsik||Lazada||Lazada||Lazada||Pupsik|
- You can warm your milk by placing it in a pot of warm water no more than 15 minutes. Make sure that it is not boiling -- too much heating at high temperatures kills the antibodies and nutrients that are essential for your baby!
- Never microwave your baby bottle to heat it as this creates warm spots which can burn your baby's tongue!
- Test the temperature of your milk on the inside of your wrist before you feed your baby. It should be the same temperature as your body, around 37C.
- If you are on the go and require heating, ask for some hot water (either in a portable thermos or a glass) and place your bottle in this water.
- Don't ever warm up a bottle more than once. Discard any unused reheated milk
- Don't reheat formula milk that's in the fridge more than 24 hours. Just throw it out if it's been there longer.
- After warming up expressed breast milk, swirl, don't shake vigorously as it can harm some live components of the breastmilk.
- It is best not to reheat formula milk, but to make a new batch instead, using hot water.
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