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Thread: Bottle Warmer Recommendations

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Default Bottle Warmer Recommendations

    I didn't know where to post this so I decided to put it here. I'm looking for some recommendations for a good bottle warmer for my pumped breastmilk. DS has been getting up 1-2 times a night to eat and I'm looking for a warmer so DH to give him a bottle while I get some sleep. Thanks.
    Mommy to Rachel 2/13/05 BF for 3 weeks
    and Christoper 7/22/09 BF'ing with no end in sight

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008

    Default Re: Bottle Warmer Recommendations

    putting it in a tub of warm water is the only good way I have learned. I had the Avent one and it was unpredictable.

    BTW- you still need to pump when baby wakes up at night if you aren't going to nurse so as not to miss a feeding and decrease supply

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Southern California

    Default Re: Bottle Warmer Recommendations

    I agree with Jenna, just use a bowl or large cup of warm water. That is what dh did with my boys, much more reliable - and safer.

    Hi, I'm Allison

    Mama to Henry Carl 12/28/06

    7lbs, 15 oz, 20.5 in
    Breastfed for 20 months!

    Mama to Ryan Thomas 11/20/08
    8lbs, 7 oz, 21 in
    Breastfed for 30 months!
    Mama to angel 4/03, Mama to angel 12/05

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    SW Ohio

    Default Re: Bottle Warmer Recommendations

    Yep, we skipped the bottle warmer too. I would just run warm/hot water in the kitchen sink and fill up a pitcher of water, then put the bottle down in the pitcher. Works great!
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    My journey nursing MJ started HERE, but we got through it and she breastfed 19.5 months, self-weaned on 5/17/09

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010

    Default Re: Bottle Warmer Recommendations

    I tried using warm water but never could hit a temperature my twins were happy with. I ended up getting a bottle warmer by Munshkins. It works great and is easy to use. I had the First years Day and Night bottle warmer and hated it. I found it difficult to measure the water and had very poor instructions.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    Default Re: Bottle Warmer Recommendations

    if youre going to be doing bottles often. A small crock pot full of water turned on low works wonderfully other than that I just fill a 2 c. measuring cup with HOT water and stick the bottle in there refilling the hot water as needed

    Wife to Ray (09/07/07)and Mama to:
    Xander (01/19/07) nursed for 30 months
    Liam (12/12/09) still nursing through the night and in the mornings!
    Sebastian (7/29/12) my newest little nursling who graciously shares his milk with big brother!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    Default Re: Bottle Warmer Recommendations

    I purchased the Cuisinart electric tea kettle and it has helped keep me and my DH sane since I EP and all my DD gets is bottles. She insists on BM being warm (gee, I wonder why?). We've got it down to a science. The bottle comes out of the fridge, the tea kettle goes on. Within two minutes the water is hot. I place the bottle in a Sterling Silver carafe with the hot water and time the bottle with the microwave timer for two and half minutes. When the timer goes off, it's the perfect temperature my DD loves. She's eating in less than five minutes! That's the best $$ I've spent on bottle warming and the tea kettle is great for tea too!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Default Re: Bottle Warmer Recommendations

    I just used warm water, but the key was to heat in bags not the bottle. That way you can squish and swirl it to make sure it's heating evenly and the walls of the bags aren't as thick.
    If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. - Katharine Hepburn

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