A portable bottle warmer is a handy tool for any mum on-the-go. But first, let’s talk about warming breast milk or formula, and if it’s really necessary.
How Do I Warm My Baby’s Bottle?
It’s not absolutely necessary to always warm your baby’s bottle as fresh breast milk is always served at body temperature (or close to 37ºC). However, while some babies don’t mind cold milk or milk served at room temperature it does makes sense to warm it up.
Investing in a portable bottle warmer is probably the easiest option, but what did we do before we had access to these gadgets?
Before you go putting on that kettle, or boiling water on the stove, think about it. Does your baby’s bottle need to be piping hot? The answer is a definite NO! Your baby’s bottle needs to be warm, not hot. Whether you are heating breast milk or formula the method should be the same. Place your bottle in a container of warm water for no more than 15 minutes. Any longer and bacteria can develop. The water temperature should be hot enough to warm the bottle, but cool enough to handle. You can even use water from the hot water tap. There’s no need to hover over a stove in the middle of the night.
Once you think your baby’s bottle is warm enough give it a quick shake to disperse the heat evenly. Always test the temperature of the milk or formula before giving it to your baby. A baby’s digestive system is very sensitive and you don’t want to risk an accidental burn. Test the temperature by squirting a few drops onto your inner wrist. The skin here is thin and very sensitive. The milk should feel warm and not hot.
So Why Do I Need A Portable Baby Bottle Warmer?
While the traditional method is safe and reliable, it is not very mobile. So what do you use as a baby milk warmer when you don’t have access to bowls, pots and warm water? Here at Cherub Baby, we have a number of products to help make your life easier, especially for mum’s on-the-go.
Our Best Bottle Warmers:
The Click n Go Portable Bottle Warmer
The Click n Go Portable Bottle Warmer is the perfect baby bottle heater that is portable, re-usable and heats instantly. This travel bottle warmer is cordless and doesn’t need a power point, nor is it battery powered. In fact, this portable bottle warmer needs no power at all. Simply click the disc inside the gel pack to heat your formula or breast milk, and use this portable baby bottle warmer on-the-go with the click activated heating system. It heats and keeps warm baby bottles, breast milk bags and baby food pouches.
The Car Bottle and Baby Milk Warmer
The Cherub Baby Car Bottle and Food Warmer will fit most jars and bottles due to the adjustable heat wrap. Now you never have to worry about finding somewhere with power or a baby milk warmer, simply use the cigarette socket in your car for heating formula, breast milk and food on the go. This portable milk warmer is light and compact, designed to travel with you anywhere and everywhere.
The car bottle warmer can also be used as a USB bottle warmer when you purchase our tried and tested power bank. The power bank and USB cable means that this warmer is no longer restricted to the car, and can be used anywhere!
Which Portable Bottle Warmer Is Best For Me?
The best bottle warmer for you will depend on where you want to use it and if there is a power source or not. We have made the following suggestions to help you choose:
- The Cherub Baby Car Bottle Warmer is perfect for road trips (no need to recharge it). It’s also perfect for plane trips as it can connect via the USB cable.
- Our Click n Go Portable Bottle Warmer is perfect for shopping trips and day trips (but needs to be recharged when you get home).
And the best thing about our portable bottle warmers is that you never have to worry about your bottle getting too hot!
What Can I Heat In A Baby Bottle Warmer?
Both of our models of portable bottle warmers come with adjustable sleeves so they will fit most major brands of bottles, breast milk bags, food pouches and jars.
Can I Use A Microwave As A Baby Milk Warmer?
Never heat up your baby’s bottle in the microwave! Microwaves don’t heat up food evenly and can cause hot spots. Have you ever heated up your dinner in the microwave? You think it’s piping hot only to find that most of your meal is still cold. Well, the reverse is possible with your baby’s bottle; it feels warm but there could be hot spots that can burn your baby’s mouth. Plus the intense heat of a microwave can destroy nutrients in the milk, or cause chemicals from plastic bottles, like BPA, to leak into your baby’s food,
Whether you feed your baby breast milk or formula, bottle feeding is a great way to bond with your baby and to start the initial process to self-feeding. A portable bottle warmer can make the process of heating your baby’s bottle simpler, easier and safe. Enjoy!