Choosing a bottle warmer: Allied to young parents, the bottle warmer is very practical to heat the bottle at the right temperature. Our tips for making the right choice.
Bottle warmer: how to choose the right one?
Many babies drink their bottles at room temperature, especially if they have become accustomed to maternity. However, at home, the water stored in the refrigerator after opening is only 5 ° C. The bottle warmer is the most practical and safe way to warm it up to between 35 and 39 ° C.
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Choose a model suited to your lifestyle
From the simplest to the most sophisticated, there is now bottle warmer of all kinds (see our test bench of bottle warmers ). Electrical or nomadic, your choice will depend on the use you want to make of it.
Electric bottle warmer
Since their appearance, the electric bottle warmer has developed drastically! Classic or modern, there is something for everyone.
• Classic bottle warmer
On the principle of the bain-marie, the electric bottle warmer carries the bottle at its right temperature. Most models have a thermostat that turns the unit off and prevents the milk from burning. Practical: you hardly have to watch it! Most of these models are not very cumbersome and can be stored easily. Note: they will serve later for small pots, much better lukewarm.
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• New generation baby bottle warmer
The newcomers to the market look like coffee machines, such as the Bib’Expresso 3 in 1 (bottle warmer, pot warmer and sterilizer) from Baba. The principle: you put the right amount of powdered milk and water, you press the button, and hop a bottle!
Some models will also appeal to technology fans, such as the Chicco Digital. Very tactile, its program can be chosen in advance, according to the size of the container and the temperature of departure, which avoids making an adjustment with each use. Supersonic and intuitive, it can even be programmed one hour in advance in anticipation of the bottle.
• Precautions to be taken
Priority n ° 1: create a practical and safe work plan, where you can safely dispose of your appliances.
The surface should be stable, with sockets nearby to prevent the wires from passing through the room. The devices are placed in the middle of the plane.
The nomadic bottle warmer
Bottle warmer bottles are also booming. Clever, they allow you to warm your baby’s bottle in all circumstances: in the car, using a cigarette lighter, and anywhere else, using a self-heating cover or a thermos.
• By car
To you freedom! The car bottle warmer is equipped with a cigarette lighter socket adapter, which prevents you from stopping to find a suitable place to heat your baby’s bottle.
The bottle warmer is also used to adjust the temperature.
Some models are equipped with an electrical outlet: no need to invest in two bottles warmer.
On the safety side, never attempt to connect the bottle warmer to the cigarette lighter while you are driving. Stop to do so on a rest or parking area.
• Self-contained bottle warmer
Practices when you go on a mop, these models, often bulky and economical, work without battery or sector.
There are two systems. The principle of the self-heating cover is very simple. We press the metal pellet of the pouch and the inner gel heats instantly! Plunge the gel pouch into the boiling water is enough to recharge it.
The other system is the thermos in stainless steel, in which one carries the hot water, which is poured into the bottle at the time of the meal. Namely: designed for the models of the brand, they are most suitable for all.
• Precautions to be taken
A reminder: when traveling, in a public place or on your vacation spot, always let tap water run for a few seconds before collecting it.
The risk of bacteria is all the greater as the tap has not been used for a long time.
Moreover, let yourself be guided by our expert advice …
- More convenient and quicker than the bain-marie, the bottle warmer avoids the risk of overheating, burning or overflowing water.
- You probably already know it, but we never repeat it enough: the microwave is not recommended because its use can cause severe burns of the esophagus in infants.
- Shake the bottle and pour a drop of milk on your wrist to check the temperature before giving it to your baby.
The price of bottle warmer
Here is a price range found in specialty stores.
- Electric bottle warmer: from 30 to 90 $
- Nomadic bottle warmer: from 15 to 50 $
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