Do you need a bottle-warmer for baby?

I’m pretty sure that many of you parents still automatically assume your baby will reject unheated milk. However some little cutie babies are happy with room-temperature or even cold milk BUT some need their milk warmed at the right temperature, probably in the middle of the night.

Is it still important to have a bottle-warmer for your baby? Yes, it is!

Using a bottle-warmer can be a convenient way to make sure your baby’s milk is heated to the right temperature (at the right time). You don’t need to bump around the kitchen and wake the rest of the family with your foot steps or even with your baby’s long crying in the middle of the night.

The bottle-warmer can be conveniently placed in the bedroom and more importantly, it’s faster than warming a bottle under a hot tap.

Good quality bottle-warmers

The good quality bottle-warmers should be able to warm up chilled or room-temperature milk. However some don’t work well with frozen milk; many are designed for warming only one bottle at a time; and some need maybe a while to cool down before they can be used again.

A bottle-warmer should have an indicator light or beep when the milk reaches the right temperature, and a thermostat, which keeps the temperature of the water constant and for safety as well.

A bottle-warmer should be easy to use, requiring simple button pushes. One-handed operation is useful because the other hand could be holding a crying baby (if your partner is too lazy enough not to wake up and help you at 3.00 am).

If you think you’ll be using the bottle-warmer to heat jars of food as well as milk, choose one that has an adaptor for holding jars at an easily reachable height – otherwise you can end up reaching down into the hot warmer for your jar. Some warmers have the facility to heat food in a bowl too.

Tips and precautions

  • After warming, the bottle should be shaken to prevent hot spots
  • Milk temperature should always be tested by dripping a few drops on the back of your hand
  • Bottle caps might need to be loosened or removed before warming, to prevent milk overflowFor

Thank you for this good info


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