Our 7 top bottle warmers for Comotomo Bottles
1. Kiinde Kozii bottle warmer and breast milk warmer
2. Munchkin High Speed Bottle Warmer
3. Tommy Tippee travel bottle warmer and food warmer
4. Philips Avent Fast Baby Bottle Warmer
5. First years quick serve bottle warmer
6. Boon Orb Bottle warmer
7. Born Free tru-temp warmer
Continue reading for the full reviews....
7 Best Bottle Warmer For Comotomo Bottles
Comotomo bottles are very unique in regards to their shape, design and the material they are made of. Unlike most bottles, these bottles are made purely from silicone, which makes them soft and squeezable just like natural breasts.
However, silicone is quite firm so warming milk in comotomo bottles may take longer than usual.
Using a microwave is not a good option as it destroys nutrients in breast milk and also forms hotspots that can scald your baby if not careful. A good way to warm milk in comotomo bottles is to use a bottle warmer.
But, these bottles have a wide neck that makes it difficult for them to fit into most bottle warmers such as the Dr. Brown’s warmer.
Thus, if you are wondering which warmer is best for these bottles, below is a comprehensive guide. There is a wide range of bottle warmers you can choose from and some will fit the comotomo bottles as well as food jars when you start weaning.
Kiinde Kozii bottle warmer and breast milk warmer
- Auto shut off
- Water Bath
- Fits standard & wide neck bottles
Munchkin High Speed Bottle Warmer
- Auto shut off
Tommy Tippee travel bottle warmer and food warmer
- No auto shut off
Philips Avent Fast Baby Bottle Warmer
- No auto shut off
First years quick serve bottle warmer
- Auto shut off
Boon Orb Bottle warmer
- Auto shut-off
Born Free tru-temp warmer
- Auto shut off
A review of the best bottle warmer for comotomo bottles
OUR OVERALL TOP PICK 2019
#1. Kiinde Kozii bottle warmer and breast milk warmer
One important feature of the Kiinde Kozii bottle warmer and breast milk warmer is that it uses flowing warm water to heat milk and food rather than steaming and boiling which most warmers do.
The flowing water promotes circulation which ensures that the milk is warmed evenly. This is important because it prevents the risk of hot spots in the milk that can scald the baby during feeding.
The Kiinde warmer also ensures that the nutrients in the milk are not destroyed or lost during heating; hence it is a good bottle warmer for breastmilk bags. This is because it operates at a relatively low temperature and also has an auto shut off feature that prevents overheating once the milk reaches the set temperature.
It has a timer that allows you to set the time you want to warm the milk as well as know how much time is left before the milk is completely heated.
Kiinde’s water bath or reservoir is designed to fit all shapes and sizes of milk bottles, food jars and milk storage bags, which means that you do not have to buy another warmer once your baby starts weaning.
It is also safe to use containers of all types of materials in the reservoir.
Best bottles to use with the Kiinde Kozii bottle warmer
You can easily use standard bottles with this bottle warmer as well as bottles with an extra wide neck. Hence, it is the best bottle warmer for Comotomo bottles and others like the Tommee Tippee and Playtex nurser bottles.
It is also the best bottle warmer for glass bottles since it is safe for all materials.
[Music] everyone its baby the Scout Julie here to tell you about the kind cozy breast milk and bottle warmer my little girl Sophie is now just over a year but let me tell you we have warmed many a bottle the first thing I learned about bottle warming is that you can't use a microwave because it could create hot spots that can be dangerous for your little ones well I guess I could just put warm water in a bowl and then wait for the bottle to heat up with the warm water well that can take forever so if you're looking for something faster and more streamlined then a bottle warmer like the kind cozy is a great option cozy uses a low temperature nutrient safe water bath that's safe for all kinds of bottles and bags the method of using warm water rather than steam is to ensure that breast milk won't overheat which can destroy a natural antibodies and nutrients which we definitely don't want it uses a technology that's specifically designed to reduce the risk of hot spots nutrient damage and harmful chemicals that can be released from plastic bottles in high temperatures what's great about the cose is how versatile it is it's compatible with nearly anything you want to use it with breast milk storage bags baby food jars and packets any type of bottle yes even those hefty como Toma bottles because it's much wider than most bottle warmers so how does it work you simply put it on a flat surface plug it in and then you fill it with water you know it's full when the word full is covered in water then you place your bottle or jar food or breast milk packet in the warmer and turn on the timer easy enough you can set the timer anywhere from 1 to 15 minutes but you must always turn the knob past 3 minutes to start so if you want less than 2 minutes of warming turn the knob past 3 then back down to 2 or 1 minute the timer has a gentle tick so you know what it's done when it simply stops ticking also it shuts off automatically and it removes the heat source from the bottle this means no overheated bottles because you were too busy to remove the bottle right away the cosy claims to heat as fast as a steam bottle warmer but I'll be honest it really depends on what type of bottle you're using an 8 ounce refrigerated bottle of milk in a plastic bottle took about 12 to 15 minutes to warm whereas an 8 ounce bottle of milk and a glass bottle took half that time a 3 ounce bag of frozen milk took about 8 to 10 minutes to thaw whereas if you're looking at thought 8 ounces or more it could take up to two cycles I wouldn't say that it's as fast but I would say that it's the fastest option that saves your nutrients to me the most inconvenient thing about this bottle warmer is the cleaning process let me just read some of this to you first you have to clean it every two to three days using mild soap and then every couple of weeks performed the above cleaning procedure using a mild bleach solution instead of soap okay and then descale cosy every two months to ensure it continues to work properly do you have to like put in the calendar when you cleaned it I will also say that I've read a lot of complaints that this bottle warmer stopped working after months maybe even weeks of use you definitely have to follow the cleaning process in order for this to continue working properly in conclusion here's the pros it takes up very little space it safely D thaws your milk and saves the nutrients in both the breast milk and the food it has a reservoir for the water so you don't have to fill it every time awesome it fits a variety of bottles and it's super easy to use here's the cons it can take longer than you expect to heat up frozen milk possibly even two cycles if you have a lot and also that cleaning process man like I don't know why that bothers me so much I mean some people might really like to clean and maybe that's a pro for you and it's not the cheapest bottle warmer on the market so it is an investment hopefully that's brought some insight on the perks of using a warm water bottle heater and why the kind cozy is a good option until next time happy registering you
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#2. Munchkin High Speed Bottle Warmer
The Munchkin High Speed bottle warmer uses steam to heat the milk in the bottles. It has many important features such as a reservoir that stores enough water to heat several milk bottles without the need to refill.
The steam from the reservoir heats milk evenly preventing the formation of hotspots.
The warmer has a timer that you can easily adjust according to how long you want the milk to heat. Once the time up, the timer produces a beep to alert you that the milk has been heated.
The presence of this feature makes it possible for you to do other chores like attending to the baby without worrying about the milk overheating.
The munchkin time saver is also among the best bottle warmers for breast milk since steaming coupled with the auto shut-off ensures the milk does not overheat, which helps to preserve nutrients in milk.
Another notable unique feature that this warmer has is the lift-out basket that helps to lift bottles and food jars from the warmer once heated.
Best bottles to use with the Munchkin timesaver bottle warmer
The munchkin bottle warmer can be used with all sizes of milk bottles including those with extra wide base and neck.
welcome to Maddie's daddy if you want to learn about the Munchkin high speed bottle warmer stick around we'll be right back here's the Munchkin high-speed bottle warmer we use this quite a bit to warm various bottles and other things we will get to that in just a minute it is about one and a half pounds not that heavy this bottle warmer is pretty basic very simple very easy to use as you see here we have the measuring cup right here oops you got to be careful when you pull that out actually so let's see when you pull this out just grab it like that and pull it out like that that actually is kind of a cheap plastic we have the basket which lifts right out and then we have the adapter ring which goes right there alright and just ignore the monkey in the background for now might be hard to do alright so there's the Munchkin high speed bottle warmer alright I'm going to start off by actually let's see plugging this in now see my cord is too short for where I want to do this so that is because it's coiled around on the backside so I'm going to uncoil it maybe once here and then snap it down in there and then set it back where it is what was plug it in I like to coil it up and put it closer to the outlet personally so that I don't have a bunch of cord just laying all over the cabinets or anything and you can do this on breastmilk or you can do this with formula you can't just put the bottle in turn it on and expect it to start warming up that actually will not work so I'm gonna take the bottle out and what I want to do is take the measuring cup out and it's got a little flip lid here and you'll see you probably can't see it there but there are little letters A through F on there with little lines now this is a room-temperature bottle there's a chart that comes with this bottle warmer that tells you what to use you kind of have to adjust it based on maybe your altitude and also what room temperature you actually have and also on how many ounces you have I have four I'm just going to go with a I don't want it too hot I just wanted a little warm and that a is the first line down at the bottom okay so now I have put this I've filled this little measuring cup up to a actually is more like between a and B and all I'm going to do is just pour this into the warmer after I pour it in I like to go ahead and snap this back and put it back where it belongs so I don't have to worry about it now what I do is I just take the bottle and simply place it in the basket now this is a wider bottle so I don't really need an adapter however there is an adapter ring this adapter ring is if you have a thinner bottle you can put this adapter ring on top and then put your bottle in again this is a wide bottle so not going to use that today so I'm going to leave this adapter ring out so I currently have the water inside the bottle warmer so I'm putting the bottle in kind of centering it inside the basket and you want to be sure that it's inside the basket you don't want to just put it down on top of that without the basket because if you do it's actually going to burn the bottle and damage your bottle this button here all I have to do is push it down when I push it down as you'll see a light will come on a little orange light will come on sometimes when you plug this thing in the light comes on and even when you don't have water in it it's really strange it has an auto on/off switch and I think that's kind of a weird thing so sometimes we just have to unplug it and it's starting to heat up the bottle now it only takes about 90 seconds for this to happen okay you may hear some noise and it's actually heating up the heating plate on the inside of the bottle warmer which I'll also show you in a minute so that steam is actually what heats up the bottle if you were to place this bottle let's say in a microwave which are really not supposed to do I hear that you could place bottles in the microwave without the nipples but if you were to place this in the microwave microwaves actually diminish the nutrients of the bottle so the steam actually keeps the nutrients with and the milk itself that's in the bottle okay now that's feeling kind of hot that's really hot right there alright so this bottle is going to feel extremely hot initially and that worried me at first because I thought oh my goodness the the milk is gonna be that hot but actually it's not okay so as you see the light just shut off and okay you still here you still here Maddie in the background okay you still hear it letting out the rest of the steam alright I used to grab this by the bottle just like that and pull it out that was dumb because there's actually a handy basket that's provided to you to take these things out so I just grab the handle here I can take this out and just set it aside so I'm gonna set this aside right there alright so I'm letting that bottle cool off for a minute here okay it's it's comfortable enough to actually I'm going to wipe this off because I don't really want all that moisture on my hands when I'm feeding I'm going to actually what I like to do after heating a bottle up is actually shaking the bottle so I'm going to shake it you don't necessarily have to do it like this alright so after you do that you definitely want to test it so I'm going to test it how hot is it okay does not feel too hot it's actually warm I don't feel any heat from it it feels about the same I'm feeling heat or nor did I feel any coolness to it so this bottle is ready to be used now it's no longer hot it is warm I'm just going to place the basket back in and you could put the adapter ring on it if you just want to store it there or you can store this in the box or in the drawer if you don't use it at all mmm you like - won't you like a wormdo bottle don't you yeah she prefers that another thing I'd like to mention is that this bottle warmer can not only be used for bottles but it can also be used for food so say I have this these leftover peaches here so if I had these left over this leftover food and the refrigerator and I want to warm it up I can actually use this bottle woman to do so so I'll take the adapter ring I'm going to take the adapter ring out and this even when you take the lid off fits just perfectly if you're using the Gerber if it's just perfectly on top of there so see now I can do the same thing I usually put this from the refrigerator on B or C in here put this back in I'm not going to warm this up but I just want you to see that this fits just like that you don't have to put it in sideways like that that's what I did it first not only can you warm up these little plastic things as well but also you can warm up jars and go by the chart that's included with your munchkin bottle warmer it's pretty easy to clean it is not really dishwasher safe so this you have to clean them with like warm soapy water or vinegar tips this you might also want to clean with some warm soapy water as well as the adapter ring that's over there and here's the big deal I'm going to unplug this is sometimes you get this nastiness inside of it this goop and that's scaling and I guess that's from the water hitting the surface of the actual warmer itself so using white vinegar on that and just letting it soak will actually cause all that to loosen and then you can rinse it out and it should be clean that's all there is to it Maddie and I thank you for joining us for our baby review please subscribe right down below and we will see you next time right Maddie Oh cup right here right here whoops adapter oops the adapter ring
#3. Tommee Tippee travel Bottle warmer and food warmer
Travelling with a baby can be hectic especially when they don’t like cold milk or food. Traditionally, moms would heat water and put it in a flask which they would use to warm milk while travelling.
The Tommee Tippee Travel Bottle and food warmer is no different.
It is one of the best portable bottle warmers which can also be used to warm food as well.
This warmer consists of two parts; an insulated stainless steel flask, which holds the heated water and the plastic tub/cup in to which the hot water is poured during warming.
The good thing about this warmer is that it easily fits into a diaper bag compared to carrying a regular flask and a large cup when traveling.
For this reason, it is the best travel bottle warmer in the market today.
Best bottles to use with the Tommee Tippee travel Bottle warmer and food warmer
This bottle warmer easily fits all bottle sizes including those with wide necks and bottoms; hence the reason why it is the best bottle warmer for comotomo bottles.
come to mothers tomorrow today I'm just going to be doing a quick review on the Tommee Tippee closer to nature travel bottle warmer I've had it for a while now and I absolutely love this bottle warmer I use it pretty much every time I go outside I use it and some things that I really love about this bottle warmer is that it actually keeps the water hot for a long period of time so you know the longest I've had it kept my water warm for is over ten hours which usually I don't you know need hot water for that long but I just wanted to see okay you know how long is it going to keep the water hot for it's I just left it there for that amount of time and it was still hot so that's a really great thing that I love about it the other thing is that it's very convenient to use so you know I'm on the go I don't have to worry about you know asking someone can I get some hot water you know going out of my way trying to UM try in a container to actually put the bottle into the wall it's convenient that means that no electricity I don't need to worry about getting to a part of you learn something or warming it in the car it's all here all I need is basically the thermal fax the lid I poured the hot water and put my baby bottle inside of the lid and place it on the surface it stays there and it warms a big bottle I did also like the fact that it's BPA free that's a great thing now I do plan on using it after my baby is done with the bottle warmer so I'm going to use it when I go back to work I can place my coffee or my tea inside of it to keep it hot all day so I can you know have a sip every now and then what I didn't like is the fact that the lid here when the bottle is being warmed is that it doesn't have a cover right so you have to be extremely careful to make sure that you don't have any accidents so it's recommended just place it on a flat area and then you'll be fine right so you don't want to be walking around with the hot water like this is somebody if somebody bounce you or something you can have accident just place it on the flat area to warm your baby bottle and you'll be to be closer to nature travel bottle warmer I absolutely love it and I think that all moms even not just breastfeeding moms by the way so you know it's not just about warming bottle I mean you can have the warm water inside of it to also make the baby formula so that's another thing that I love about it is that if you need to make formula you can use some hot water to do that or if you need to warm the baby bottle he's hot water to do that so you can use it either way it's not just for warming the bottles and you don't want the baby food as well with it but I mainly use it just to warm the baby bottle cuz I breastfeed but that's fine like I said all mothers should have this condiments go ahead and buy it it's very affordable by the way so it doesn't cost a lot of money because I looked at other brands that you know carry something similar to this and to be honest with you it was way too much money with this one I paid I think it was $19 at Walmart I bought it online and that's very affordable for the job that it does and like I said it's a really great product and keep some water hot other um you know name brands out there they're like $50 $40 and up and I need to save money so I didn't bother getting that I gave this a try and I'm Emma thank you for stopping by ad mothers real for this review please make sure you hit the subscribe button as I will be posting more you can also check the description there's a link to my online blog you check that out I talk about all things money and baby that affects me as any mom what I've learned the ups and downs confessions and I discussed everything mommy and baby click the description and check me out there thank you guys and have a lovely day
#4. Philips Avent fast bottle warmer
The Philips Avent fast bottle warmer heats milk bottles through boiling and it is quite fast. The bottles keep circulating during heating which ensures that the milk is evenly warmed and hence no risk of hotspots.
It also has a defrost setting that helps to warm frozen baby food and milk quite fast.
The fact that this warmer lacks an auto-shut off function means that in case you forget when warming milk, the water will continue heating until it evaporates.
This can damage the heating system and cause the warmer to breakdown leaving you with no option but to buy another one.
Best bottles to use with Philips Avent fast bottle warmer
This is obviously the best warmer for Philips Avent bottles as well as the munchkin latch bottles. It is also a good warmer for Playtex nurser bottles, Comotomo bottles and Tommee Tippee bottles, which have a wide neck.
hey guys this is John from babyhood and today I'm reviewing the event made by Phillips fast bottle Walmart now I've had this for about a week I'll give you my opinion I'll show you the functions and a closer look at it alrighty first up from looking at it as you can see it's a very simple design you've got a few functions here I'll just point out the main functions the main functions here is a defrost option really good that if you've got some solid or baby food that you need to defrost this will do it and it's got a an option to keep the milk or food warm now that is a really really good option sometimes baby decides that it wants a little break in between feeds and you want to keep the milk warm so what you can do is just set this function put the bottle back in and it works really well another great function is I'll just show you the actual warmer itself you'll see compared to most previous models that Philips have made this is a bit bigger and the great thing is is that they've been able to accommodate for small medium and large bottles which means you don't have to upgrade it when baby gets bigger so the great thing is if you've got a small bottle you can set it there for obviously a lower volume of milk medium volume of milk and for a bigger type bottle that's full and obviously these things still heat at the same pace which is about three minutes another thing is that it circulates in milk this is what I think from what I've seen in the previous model from when my sister had her baby that the actual milk would just warm and there'd be hot spots and cold spots now this circulates the milk makes it a lot less easier you still have to shake the actual bottle but it does make it a bit easier as people know when baby's hungry it's all about time and getting that bottle to him or her and making sure baby fed and fed on time so if I was to actually rape this I would say that there's no flaws with it so far the only thing that does annoy me about this is that usually when you're feeding baby you know you you're gonna set everything up you're going to put the bottle in there all you do is fill it up obviously with water and then you put the bottle in there and then feed baby but it doesn't have an auto-off function I'd like to see probably in the next model after about 20 or 30 minutes that turns itself off because when baby's hungry everything else has forgotten and I always seem to forget to turn it off that's just a small thing apart from that Philips have done well with this operated model and if you've got any questions drop a comment below next week gonna be reviewing some other products by Philips and giving you some tips on how to be efficient with your baby so please subscribe and thank you once again if you do want to purchase this product I've got a link in the description below thanks guys bye
#5. The first year quick serve bottle warmer
If you don’t have a lot of money to spend on a bottle warmer, yet you want to have the best experience when warming your baby’s milk and food, then the First Year Quick Serve Bottle Warmer is quite affordable.
It is a cheap bottle warmer that warms milk fast and easy to operate. All you need to do is put a little amount of water in the reservoir which boils quite quickly producing steam that warms the milk.
For this reason, it is the quickest bottle warmer in the market so far.
An important feature that many moms would love about this warmer is the automatic shut off function. Also, it can fit both standard and wide neck and base milk bottles whether straight or angled quite perfectly.
Most importantly, it is BPA free, which means that it does not contain any harmful material that can be a health hazard.
For easy measuring of water, this warmer comes with a measuring vial, which you must use every time when refilling. Also, it comes with a lift-out basket to help in heating food jars and removing milk bottles from the reservoirs once heated.
If you want to sterilize baby pacifiers, the basket has a lid for covering during sterilization.
Best bottles to heat using the first year quick serve bottle warmer
Since this warmer fits most sizes of milk bottles including food jars, it is a good comotomo bottle warmer. It is also the best bottle warmer for food storage jars once baby starts weaning.
[Music] hello this is Michael with the world use and in this video we'll be doing a review on the first years Quick Serve bottle warmer to begin with whenever you get this you get the bottle warmer you get a measuring tube then you measure the water with you get a basket it goes down in there like so it comes with another little basket that's a lift out basket for the wide bottles lifting in and out comes with adapter ring the adapter ring is for the skinny bottles and skinny tall bottles it also comes with a cap that you actually put on the basket and when you put it on in there use that the sanitizer pacifiers very simple to use please give me a very quick video prior to use this first you want to take your little measuring tube you want to go over here to the instructions and it tells you what kind of formula or if you're using breast milk how to do it so say you want to use a the wide neck bottle you're going to use five ounces of breast milk and it's refrigerated so you want to do 3.5 on this so you measure 3.5 and then you take that water and you pour it in to here all right now whenever you pour it in there once you plug it in stop plug it right now but everybody is plugging in to show you plug them in you hit this button right here and the light comes on and it will stay on for a couple minutes until the bottle is warm and it will automatically cut off all right once your light turns off I didn't leave it on for the full time because it didn't have no water in there I don't want to burn it up but once your light turns off you take the bottle out check what check the milk in the bottle and for the most part is let's say about 90% accurate um there's only been a couple times has overheated but I think that's because we were new at it trying to figure it out trying to make sure we got everything right the measurements right and everything but it does work extremely well my wife was telling me earlier this is on the running list of unnecessary things honestly it is not necessary but it is a big help it is very quick it only takes a couple minutes of warming up the milk and like I said it's pretty accurate this right here you put your pacifiers in there put the lid on there and you put it down in there with the water and heats it up it'll sterilize the pacifiers you can also use this to heat up baby food this is a very neat easy-to-use machine it comes in handy whenever you have a newborn up I know at 2 o'clock in the morning whenever the baby's crying and want something to eat you know we can get a bottle of breast milk out of the fridge Raider pop it in here warming up and boom we're done I hope you liked my video please like subscribe and I will do other videos in the future thanks for watching and I'll see you next time
#6. Boon orb bottle warmer
The Boon Orb Bottle Warmer uses steam to warm baby’s milk and food. This stylish looking bottle warmer heats bottles evenly through steam which prevents the formation of hotspots.
The warming chamber is wide enough to accommodate most types of bottles as well as food jars.
The lift out basket that comes with this warmer makes it easier for you to lift out milk bottles, breastmilk bags and food jars from the warming chamber without getting burnt by the steam.
The boon orb warmer has an auto shut off timer which enables the warmer to shut off once the milk is heated. In addition, once the heating is done, the light on the front switches off. However, you have to keep checking to see whether the heating is complete since there is no beeping sound.
Another important feature is that the warmer comes with water measuring marks at the back of the chamber so you do not have to struggle wondering how much water to use during heating.
It is also a portable baby bottle warmer due to its small size. Hence, you can travel with it easily although you must have an electricity source.
Best bottles to use with Boon orb bottle warmer
This is the best bottle warmer for baby food jars and bottles with an extra wide neck. However, it is not appropriate for glass bottles.
hey guys welcome to the first ever reviews for the ones I will be reviewing the orb it also is a food warmer as well so here it is a little tiny little thing comes with a little chamber here eat up your baby food it comes with a little tiny container here that fills up the waters don't you just pour it in there it fits in nicely in the back and it comes also with the lid I'll show you how it works here it is container so you can fill it with water you pour it in if it's most standard baby why don't we bought baby bottles excuse me I currently use the dr. Brown baby bottle so it just fits in nice and snug then you can pour your water in depending how much milk is it so it's if it's a full bottle then I would put two of these filled up to the number ten inside go it turn the bottle warmer on let it steam when it is done do not just grab the bottle it tends to get really really warm and you won't burn yourself so just get a glove and or towel or whatever you prefer to grab the bottle out and it does get damp so just you know wipe it down and all these tests the note before giving it to the baby obviously this room so that not only can you warm your milk but you can warm baby food just place that in there the same thing to replace the water that in baby puree in there this is just a standard baby a glass drum that was filled with food I just took the food out and make my own purees and put in same thing turn the light on and steam our way depending how much food is inside here I usually do a boat fill this about maybe up to six and then test it it needs to be warmed up a little bit more stir the food and then obviously put it back in but I like this just because I can take out my food and not have to worry about being burnt or yeah being too hot am I really enjoy this product it's pretty fast I haven't had any issues with it and it's also portable while you like to take it wherever I go I'm obviously if I'm gonna go to my parents house for man laws I take it with me or if I'm gonna leave the baby with someone I just leave them instructions on how it works so yeah a clue it includes the basket let you see here includes the little measuring cup with the more tube actually that you can fill with water and the dimensions are six point two inches by six point two inches by five point five inches that's pretty tight it's just fits in your head don't look it in if you want me to show you how it works and then basically you just press the button stand back they don't stand close except it does this team does come out you see the blue light once that's turned off and you don't see the blue line anymore it's ready so it takes about a couple of seconds to actually warm up once it actually starts to warm up you'll hear it it's been quiet it's not that loud see you're starting to hear it now the steam I don't know if you can see it starting to rise up but a minute or so I've never done it with nothing inside so I don't know actually how long it will take but if a bottles in there but it takes about a minute two minutes depending how much milks inside and how much water you actually put in the chamber all these things are dishwasher safe but obviously put it on the top rack only and I wouldn't put the actual system inside the dishwasher at all only the chambers and the measuring cup as well can go inside as well so now you can see it's slowly stopping the steam it's quieting down and you'll see a light turn off so you can actually clean the inside and you can use pour two ounces of vinegar into the warming chamber let it stand for an hour - or longer if necessary and then pour out the vinegar and rinse the chamber two or three times without pouring in and then emptying it out obviously I really enjoy this product please like and subscribe to channel I'd be reviewing anything else that I have that I find I really enjoy but again this is the boom I'll put a link to where I got it from
#7. Born free tru-temp bottle warmer and cooler
Born free tru-temp bottle warmer and cooler is one of the best quality bottle warmers in the market. It offers all the important features that help moms to warm their babies’ milk with utmost safety.
To start with, it has an insulated cooler and two ice packs where you can keep two bottles of milk and they will remain cool throughout the day or night. It is, therefore, a good warmer for night time feeding.
Another feature is that it warms milk or formula at the appropriate temperature depending on the size and type of the bottle. All you need to do is dial the appropriate setting and the warmer calculates the temperature automatically based on whether the milk is at room temperature or refrigerated.
The warmer has a light indicator which shows you the progress when heating milk. When heating is complete, a green check mark appears.
It also has an auto-shutoff feature so you do not have to worry about milk or formula overheating.
Bottles to use with this warmer
Born free tru-temp bottle warmer fits both standard and wide neck bottles. These include Tommee Tippee, comotomo, Avent, Dr. Brown’s wide wide, Born Free and Medela bottles among others.
Why is warming Comotomo bottles difficult
Comotomo bottles are made of medical grade silicone. Silicone is a non-toxic material, which is extremely heat resistant. Thus, Comotomo bottles are heat resistant.
Although this is a good thing, being resistant to heat means that the bottles do not heat up as fast as other non-silicone bottles.
They require a high temperature in order to heat up completely.
Therefore, if you are using a bottle warmer, you have to set high temperature in order to ensure the milk in the bottle gets warm within a short time. Otherwise you may have to wait for 15-20 minutes for the milk in Comotomo bottles to heat up completely.
This is why heating comotomo bottles in a bowl of water may not be the best option.
The benefits of getting the best bottle warmer for comotomo bottles
The main reason why I opted to buy a bottle warmer was due to speed. When your little one is crying especially due to hunger, nothing irritates more than waiting for 15 minutes for the milk to get warm in a cup or bowl with water. First, you have to heat the water then place the bottle which can take forever if the milk is frozen.
But a bottle warmer heats the milk quickly even if it is frozen and it is also very safe. If it is at night, you can even move your bottle warmer to the bedroom so that you do not have to rush to the kitchen. The First years night craving bottle warmer and cooler is the best bottle warmer for night time feedings.
Good for travelling
Whether you are going to the park or visiting friends with your baby, you can easily carry your bottle warmer with you. If you are the kind of mom who travels a lot, all you need to do is choose a warmer that is light in weight and can easily fit in the diaper bag. So when travelling with your little one you do not have to worry about feeding him or her cold milk or formula or having to wait until you get back home.
One thing I like about bottle warmers is that they heat milk consistently. Unlike the microwave, most warmers prevent the risk of hotspots in the baby’s milk. They distribute heat evenly around the bottle using steam or warm water, which prevents uneven heating of the milk.
Another benefit of investing in a bottle warmer is that they maintain a constant temperature when heating. You can set the temperature you want to warm the milk at so that you do not have to worry about the nutrients in the milk being destroyed due to overheating. Most bottle warmers also have a timer that helps to automatically shut the warmer once heating is complete.
The main types of baby bottle warmers
There are different types of baby bottle warmers in the market. It is good to understand these types so that you can be able to make an informed decision on the type of bottle you want based on its purpose.
Portable baby bottle warmers
The portable baby bottle warmers help you to warm baby’s milk or food while on the go. I find them to be extremely simple and light in weight so it is easy to move them around the house.
Countertop/ standard baby bottle warmers
These are the most commonly used bottle warmers at home. They have a compact design that allows them to sit firmly on a counter. They have most of the basic features of a warmer such as auto shut-off, temperature control function, and water reservoir.
Travel/car bottle warmers
Travel bottle warmers are good for travelling. Some do not need an electric source since you can heat the water at home using an electric kettle then pour it in the warmer and it will remain hot for a long time. Others need to be plugged into a power source such as the cigarette lighter in the car in order to warm milk or food.
Feeding-system bottle warmers
These are similar to the standard type bottle warmers in that they work the same although they are a little bit sophisticated. They usually have a cooler on which you can place a bottle to keep it cold before heating. An example of this is the First years night craving bottle warmer and cooler reviewed above.
What are the most important features of a comotomo bottle warmer?
A water reservoir stores water that is heated during the warming of the milk. Some warmers, especially those that heat bottles through boiling, do not need their water reservoirs to be refilled with every use. However, warmers that use steaming must have their reservoirs refilled every time due to evaporation of water during heating.
Temperature control function
This is an important function in a bottle warmer. You need to be able to control the temperature at which you want the milk heated so as to avoid overheating. Most warmers have 3 different temperature settings such as cold, warm, or hot so you can choose the one you want.
Automatic shut-off function
This is considered a very important feature by moms. I too highly recommend that when shopping for a bottle warmer, you choose one that has an auto shut-off feature. This is because it allows the warmer to shut off once heating is done for safety reasons.
This function may be either timer-based on temperature-based. The good thing about a timer-based auto shut-off is that it allows you to set the heating time and lets you know how long before heating is done. A temperature-based feature, on the other hand, helps you to set the temperature to prevent overheating once the milk is heated.
I found that the Philips Avent fast bottle warmer does not have an auto shut-off feature which can be quite inconveniencing. Dr. Brown’s Deluxe has a timer-based auto shut-off function which helps you to set the time you want to heat the milk while Chicco NaturalFit has a temperature-based auto shut-off.
You may find that most of the time while the baby’s milk is heating, you are doing other things like changing diapers or trying to soothe the baby. If you are too busy, you may forget the heating milk which can be very dangerous if the bottle warmer does not have an auto shut-off function.
With some warmers, the bottles continue to heat despite having shut-off automatically. This is why you need to make sure that the warmer produces an audible beeping alert so that you can be able to remove the bottles immediately and prevent overheating.
Things to consider when looking for the best bottle warmer for comotomo
What is the purpose of the baby bottle warmer?
So what is the primary purpose of your bottle warmer? Is it for night time feeding? Travelling? Or simply for home use at any time of the day? If you travel a lot, then you may opt to buy a bottle warmer that you can use to warm your baby’s while travelling.
If your baby feeds frequently at night, a bottle warmer that can store cold milk on one part and warm it up on another part would be ideal so that you don’t have to go to the kitchen in the middle of the night every time.
Does it have health and safety features?
When choosing the most appropriate bottle warmer for your baby’s milk, you must consider its health and safety features. An automatic shut-off function is a safety feature that prevents the milk from overheating thereby retaining the nutrient composition.
For warmers that produce steam when the water evaporates, an auto shut off feature prevents the warmer from further heating once all the water has evaporated. In addition, you should ensure that the warmer is not made from any harmful material. It should clearly be stated that it is BPA free.
Is the size and material of your feeding bottles and baby food jars compatible?
Different bottle warmers fit different sizes of bottles and jars. Chances are that a warmer that can fit bottles with a very wide base and neck can also fit baby’s food jars.
The best thing is to choose a warmer that has a universal warming chamber instead of a bottle insert. This is because a universal warming chamber can fit all sizes of bottles as well as breastmilk bags, and baby food jars. This means that you do not have to change your bottles so that they can fit in the warmer. Also, there will be no need to buy another warmer once your baby starts weaning.
How easy is it to operate?
So you have bought your baby bottle warmer and you are very excited to start using it. But, after several attempts of trying, you realize that the warmer is extremely difficult to operate even after going through each step on the manual. Frustrating huh!.
This is why you must make sure that the warmer comes with instructions that are very easy to understand and follow. The read and set dials must be easy to use and as simple as possible. Choose a bottle warmer model that does not require you to press the buttons with all your energy just to power it on or off.
How fast does it warm the milk?
The whole idea of a bottle warmer as I stated earlier is to save time. So how fast it can warm milk is very important. For instance, if it takes 15 minutes to warm milk that is not even frozen, then it is not worth your money.
Choose a model that has been shown to warm milk quickly while still maintaining its nutritional value such as the first year quick serve bottle warmer which warms in 2 to 5 minutes.
Is the baby bottle warmer portable?
Will you be able to move the bottle warmer from the kitchen to the bedroom or nursery at night or carry it when travelling? This is an important question you should consider when purchasing a bottle warmer.
A portable bottle warmer should be light in weight and not take up too much space on the counter. You would not want to buy a warmer that is extremely heavy to carry or one that will consume too much space on your kitchen counter or wherever you want to place it in the house.
How easy is it to clean?
Some bottle warmers can be extremely difficult to clean. Those with a water reservoir tend to get slimy if the water is not changed for a while and others get mineral deposits that reduce their efficiency.
So purchase a bottle warmer that you can easily take apart during cleaning and then set it up with ease. However, you should not take apart the unit or deep it in the water during cleaning. Based on this review, Dr. Brown’s bottle warmer is difficult to clean since you cannot disassemble it.
How to clean a baby bottle warmer
Watch video on how to clean the First Years Baby Bottle Warmer
Water bath or Steam heat bottle warmer, which one would you prefer?
A water bath works by simply circulating the water around the milk bottle. This takes a lot of time compared to steaming but has a lot of advantages. For instance, the slow heating prevents overheating of the breast milk hence nutrients are retained. It also allows the milk bottles to heat evenly which prevents some areas of the milk becoming hotter than others.
In bottle warmers that use steam heat, the water in the reservoir is heated to a point where it starts to evaporate. This produces steam which in turn heats the milk in the bottles. One advantage of a steam bath is that it is faster compared to the water bath.
However, steaming does not heat the bottles evenly which encourages the formation of hotspots in the milk. Also, the steam produced is usually at a very high temperature which can destroy the nutritional value of the milk. Boon Orb and Dr. Brown Deluxe are examples of warmers that use steam heat.
Based on this, I would recommend the use of bottle warmers with a water bath such as the Kiinde Kozii, Philips Avent fast and Chicco NaturalFit two in one.
Recommended bottle warmer for comotomo bottles
As you have seen in the review of the bottle warmers above, each bottle warmer has different features depending on its purpose. Some are good for travelling, others are good for night time feeding, while others are the best for breast milk, formula or baby food. Based on this, you need a bottle warmer that has a majority of the most important features and can serve multiple purposes so that you do not have to purchase different bottle warmers when all you want is a warmer that can efficiently and safely warm your baby’s milk or food.
I recommend the First year quick serve bottle warmer due to several reasons.
It fulfils the checklist of the most important features that bottle warmers should have in that it is;
- The quickest bottle warmer available that uses steam to warm milk.
- Has an auto shut-off function which is a safety feature that allows it to shut off once heating is complete.
- Comes with a lift out basket for safety when removing heated bottles from the water,
- It is affordable compared to most of the other bottle warmers
- Has a measuring vial that helps you to refill the reservoir
- Fits both standard and wide base milk bottles and food jars
- You can use it to sterilize baby pacifiers and bottle nipples
- Comes with a cover for covering the basket during sterilization
- It is BPA free
- Once your baby starts weaning, you can easily warm food jars without having to buy another warmer.
Are there any alternatives to the best bottle warmer for comotomo bottles?
If you are wondering how to warm comotomo bottles without a bottle warmer, there are a few alternatives to a bottle warmer. But before you get all excited and do the happy dance, let’s look at the three main alternatives and why I would not recommend them.
I bet all households have a microwave so I understand why you would gladly jump at this alternative. Apart from not spending a dime from your pocket, all you need to do is take your milk bottle, place it in the microwave, set the temperature and wait for the milk to heat. However, heating baby’s milk in a microwave is a recipe for disaster because:
- There is a high risk of hot spots forming in the milk which can burn your baby if the milk is not well mixed.
- You do not know the right temperature to heat the milk, so you can easily overheat. Overheating destroys nutrients in breastmilk so your baby will miss out on the appropriate nutrients provided by breastmilk.
Placing in a bowl of warm water or running under hot tap water
Okay, so a microwave is not a good alternative, but can I run the bottles under hot tap water?
Yes, you certainly can. But…picture yourself holding a crying baby in one hand while on the other hand, you are holding the milk bottle under the running hot water. If the milk is frozen, I can promise you one thing, you will be standing there for a long. You can, however, place the bottle in a bowl of hot water but this will also take a while compared to the time taken by a good bottle warmer.
If you are a stay at home mom who only leaves the house for not more than 30 minutes, breastfeeding is a good alternative to a bottle warmer. This way, you are sure that your baby is getting 100% of the nutrients from breast milk since the milk is coming straight from the source and at the right temperature. But truth be told, you cannot manage to stay at home all year-round without visiting friends, family, going to the park or holiday. Sometimes you may need to leave your little one with someone else, and in that case, you will certainly need a bottle warmer.