In the olden days, parents had no other choice but to heat their baby bottles in a small pot of water on the stove. Those days are now gone, although there are parents who use that method still today. However, modern technology has found ways to help parents with a wide variety of things, and electric bottle warmers are one of them.
With our fast and busy lives, nowadays we need any help we can get as parents, so most parents are over the moon about a bottle warmer that you simply fill with water, plug in and set to the desired temperature. Most warmers on the market also have an alarm feature when the bottle is warmed, or they may keep the bottle at the desired temperature until it’s time for baby to eat.
To help the new parents with the choice of which bottle warmer suits them the best, we’ve reviewed the top 15 ones on the market.
Tommee Tippee (BPA Free)
Easy to pack and carry
Doesn’t require electricity
Kiinde Kozii Voyager
Keeps bottles warm
Tommee Tippee Easi-Warm
nanobebe Baby Bottle Starter Set
Compact and lightweight
Keeps things cold or hot
USB Bottle Warmer
BEABA Quick Baby Bottle Warmer
Simple and easy to pack
We start the list with a top-notch product from Tommee Tippee. One of the best things about his particular warmer is that you can also use it to warm food with ease when you are out and about. It works quite fast, and it is effortless to set up. With this device, you will only need five minutes or less to heat formulas, breast milk, or jars of food.
The Closer to Nature Multi-Function Portable Baby Bottle Warmer from Tommee Tippee will make your life easier by warming up anything you need for your baby boy or baby girl in less than five minutes. All you need to do is pour some boiling water into the thermal container and close the lid securely. Then, when it’s chow-time, pour the water out of the container into the cover and place anything you need into the hot water to warm it up.
If you’re looking for something with an impressive level of performance that is a great all-rounder, the Puncia 12V should be on your list. It is very reliable and warms food up evenly and quickly. Also, the warmer looks so fresh and sleek, that everyone is going to think you have a futuristic portable coffee cup. The temperature is easy to set up and control due to a neat display and simple buttons. The warmer fits all bottles of standard sizes with ease.
This product has been designed with baby food and formulas in mind from the very beginning. The temperature settings go from ten to ninety degrees Celsius. It will not only heat your baby bottle but keep it warm for extended periods.
One of the best-value warmers on the market, the Chicco NaturalFit has a reasonable price tag as well as a simple design making it easy to use. It does a very consistent and reliable job of warming bottles to the same temperature each time. It might take a bit longer to reach a suitable temperature than some other units, with a shut-off time of five minutes and thirty seconds, but that means you’re getting a more even distribution of heat and it is slightly safer.
This device has a straightforward control interface, basically a knob, and the amount of water you need doesn’t change depending on how many ounces your bottle has or what kind it is. It is a compact warmer, which makes it particularly suitable for smaller kitchens or travel.
If you’re looking for a functional warmer you can use inside the home, this is a good pick. It requires minimal space as it is ideally shaped and very small. This makes it perfect for placing into a cabinet, in the nursery, onto a kitchen counter or even your nightstand. It can be used with most bottles and food jars on the market. Additionally, it is compatible with any Avent food containers, bottles, and cups.
There’s an automatic switch-off sensor, which is factory-fitted to avoid overheating and other complications. It takes just under 4 minutes to warm milk to the desired temperature, and the heating system works safely and reliably.
Sometimes we all need to hit the road, and it’s not always an option to leave your nursing child with a family member or close friend. Needless to say, breastfeeding while driving can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you’re in a rush and don’t have time to make a long pit-stop when your infant needs to eat. In these situations, a portable warmer is essential.
The Munchkin Travel works in a bit of a different way than other products on this list. It’s not a plastic device you insert the bottle into, but rather a wrap-around polyester warmer. All you need to do is wrap it snug around your bottle and plug it into your car outlet.
This Japanese device is one of the best-reviewed warmers on the market right now. According to customers worldwide, it is easier and safer to use than other products. It works equally well for frozen baby foods as it does for milk bottles. It is an effective, yet inexpensive option, and that’s probably what most people look for in a product of this type.
All you need to do is store some water in the vacuum insulated, stainless steel container. The warmer comes with a couple of warming cups, so you can choose the one that fits your bottle best. It doesn’t require any batteries or a power source, which is convenient when you’re out and about.
The Easi-Warm bottle and food warmer from Tommee Tippee is suitable for baby food, formula, and breast milk, and it gives you a simple, quick, and safe way to warm any of those. Rather than wasting your time heating feeds up to an unconsumable temperature and waiting for them to cool-off, this warmer will gently heat anything you need to body temperature, allowing you to save time for more important things like hanging out with your newborn.
When your baby needs something to drink or eat, you’ll know. They tend to be pretty vocal about that sort of stuff. With this convenient little device, you can get whatever you need to get ready, and you will be able to get some quiet again in a matter of minutes.
You might think that once you’ve seen one baby bottle, you’ve seen them all. Sure, some are all-natural, some are weirdly shaped, but this one is extraordinary. It has been made specifically for babies who are breastfed. Now, pumping and feeding through a bottle may sound a bit confusing for some and might seem less than ideal, but there are situations when it might be handy to do so.
One of the problems about bottle-feeding pre-pumped milk is using warmers that don’t heat the liquid the way they are supposed to. Sometimes they will overheat it, thus diminishing the nutrient level, which somewhat defeats the purpose of pumping in the first place.
For those trying to find a thermos-style warmer, here’s one to consider. It has a portable and easy to carry design, plus it can fit most bottle types. No electricity is required, and the seal is entirely waterproof, preventing any leaks.
There’s a vacuum insulation system in the thermos, so your water will remain warm all day long. The product is lightweight and super compact, comparable to a regular thermos or water bottle in terms of size. That means it should fit into your diaper bag without a problem. The materials used are BPA-free plastic and stainless steel so that you can relax in the knowledge there’s no potential harm for your baby.
Another bottle that fits perfectly into any travel plans is the Prince Lionheart On-the-Go warmer, due to its non-electric design. This warmer works differently from most in that you keep a bottle worm by putting it in a pouch of liquid, and by the press of a button, the liquid turns into heated crystal through a chemical reaction we don’t understand. The crystals are heated in the process, and the bottle heats.
Your bottle will stay warm for a long time if you leave it in the bag, which is a significant upside of this kind of process. A major downside would be the fact that you have to boil the warmer pouch in water before you can use it again.
This is a compact one button warmer that is advanced in terms of quality yet simple and easy to use. If you need something smaller with none of the heaviness and bulk of some other warmers, this is the way to go. You can keep your formula or milk at the perfect temperature for as long as five hours on one charge.
It has three temperature settings and can heat your milk or formula in only fifteen seconds. It has a USB charger and a Lithium battery built-in. You can push the button to conveniently dispense about a third of an ounce with each push, while the bottle holds up to nine ounces in total.
If we’re going to talk about true portability, we have to throw in one of these. The insulating material helps to circulate the heat and keeps a bottle of milk warm for very long periods. However, they also work very well as coolers, so if you need to keep some milk cool for a while, throw in an ice pack and a couple of bottles in and you can keep them refrigerated for hours.
A downside is that it only really works in preserving heat, so the USB functionality is only really there to assist in that, rather than to heat a bottle from scratch. So keep that in mind if you have your eyes set on this product, as it seems to be the main issue most parents have.
This steam bottle warmer from Beaba can work with bottles made of all kinds of materials and in all sorts of sizes. It has a small base but is a bit tall, so it’s not an excellent choice for anyone with lower cabinets. We liked the audible beep functionality which goes off at the end of a heat cycle and the fact that it avoids overheating by automatically shutting off.
The warmer itself looks quite simple, with a dial at the front, and it is easy to see the water fill line. Unfortunately, there’s a potential safety issue for the user, since the removable lid traps steam to preserve heat, and if you’re not careful, there’s a chance you might get burned.
This product isn’t strictly a bottle warmer, but another insulated bag that keeps any contents warm or cold for a few hours. This one doesn’t have a USB functionality like the product mentioned earlier, though. The bag is perfectly sized for a large bottle or a smaller one with some snacks, and the point of it is to keep whatever’s inside it warm or cold on shorter outings.
The clip handle can be attached to bags, travel systems, and strollers easily, but this bag can easily fit into a standard diaper bag as well. If you need something easy to pack and carry for a short walk or quick picnic, this is it.
Another USB-powered warmer comes from Glisoo. It is phthalate, lead, and BPA-free, which means it is 100% safe for use. The warmer is small, portable and stylish, which means it is easy to carry and pack, and it works best with wide-neck bottles, such as those from Avent of Tommee Tippee. It also has three temperature settings you can choose from.
Even though the device has a formula-specific design, it can be used for breast milk as well. Merely pressing the button on the top allows you to measure the amount of milk powder. One press equals about a third of an ounce of milk powder.
When you shop for a travel bottle warmer, you might want to consider a few things before making your final decision. First of all, it’s always a good idea to review your environment and the kinds of trips you will be using the warmer for. When and where will you be using it?
Will you be driving a lot, or going somewhere without a source of clean water? Is your family quite outdoorsy? Whatever the answers to these questions are, you’re going to want the right thing when the time comes.
Another kind of question you may ask yourself is, how long can your baby wait before eating? Also, will you be using breast milk or formula? These are all questions that are worth asking before even beginning the search.
Once you’ve figured out roughly what kind of warmer you need, you can start looking at quality and reputation. Try to find out if the warmer you’re interested in has been recently recalled, for example, and what the reason was. Bottle warmers can be a bit dangerous since they deal with heat, and even though they are only meant to bring the bottles to about body temperature, malfunctions sometimes happen. It is vital to know whether a device has any issues before you buy it.
When it’s time to eat, your baby will not be prepared to wait patiently. They will let anybody within earshot know about their situation. If you’re not a fan of the sound of your baby crying, you’re going to want a quick solution to the problem. Some warmers may only take a few minutes, but others could take a bit longer.
The selection we’ve made was primarily based on operating simplicity. We always try to look for products that are not going to give you a headache when you try to work them, and bottle warmers are no exception. The pressure of a hungry, crying baby can get to a lot of parents, and it’s essential to keep things simple in that environment, especially when we deal with heat.
If you’ve been reading our other lists and articles, you know we put a significant emphasis on safety here at Funtastic Toy. This is especially true when it comes to baby products, particularly ones that might overheat and cause injury to you or your loved ones. This is why we have only selected products from trusted manufacturers and ones that have an impeccable safety rating.
It’s going to be a bit difficult to get the temperature exactly right to the decimal point, but you should try to make it as close as possible to 98.6 degrees F or 37 C. This is the natural temperature of your body, so the easiest way to test it without a thermometer is to press the bottle lightly on your wrist. If the container feels neither hot nor cold, you’re in the golden temperature zone. Cold milk might cause some indigestion issues, and if it is too hot, your baby could burn their mouth.
We strongly recommend against getting a warmer without at least one of these features. These are the options that offer the most convenience when it comes to this type of product. By using them, you can always get your baby’s milk to be at the exact right temperature, and more importantly, it is much safer to have these features to avoid any safety issues.
Whether or not you use a breast pump, bottle warmers are essential. You never know when you’re going to need to use one, and it’s critical to be prepared. The important thing is to try to predict when you might need one to the best of your ability, to be able to make a more informed decision about which one to buy.
We have done as much as we can to help you by creating this list, but the final decision has to be yours. Every mother’s warmer needs and breastfeeding habits are different, and you know yours better than we ever could.