“ Brand: Babytec / Type: Bottle Warmers „
We purchased this item from mothercare for about £15 (it was on offer as I recall). We were specifically looking for an in car bottle warmer as having to travel long journeys with a newborn to see families we didn't want to rely on service stations to be able to heat her bottles up. The first couple that I picked up worked like a flask, needing to be filled up with boiling water before you headed off. I didn't like the idea of fiddeling about with boiling water in a moving vehicle and so discounted them. I then found the babytec and it seemed like a great idea.
The bottle warmer itself can be used with all types of bottles (more on this later!) as it can be adjusted to fit around them. It can also be used to heat jars of baby food. The bottle warmer consists of a plastic clip which allows the plastic material with the heating elements in to be looped through it to fit around various size bottles. The plastic material can then be double looped into the clip to secure when the desired size is reached. From the plastic material a wire (about 2 metres) runs to the charger which fits into any standard in car cigarette lighter socket. Depending on the size of the bottle, quantity of milk, it should take about 15 minutes to heat to the correct temperature.
So what's it like, well, for a start it's very easy to use. You wrap it around the bottle, you plug it in and off you go. It's also very portable. When wrapped up it fits into the palm of your hand and I just leave ours in the glove compartment of our car. It does do what it claims and heats a bottle without the need for boiling water. It's very good if your baby is in a routine and you can predict when they will be hungry as you can be prepared and get the bottle ready. I have however encountered a few problems. Firstly my daughter has tommee tippee bottles, which by design are a curved hourglass shape. The bottle warmer does not fit around them as well as it would a straight bottle like an avent. It still works but it takes about 25 minutes to heat up as opposed to 15. Next the dilema of what to do with it once it's going, the warmer does get very hot and so holding it is not an option. I tend to end up wedging it between the front seats using a bag to keep it upright. Not ideal.
Overall I do think it's a great buy if you do alot of travelling with a baby and need a way of heating milk up, I certainly wouldn't pay more than £15 for it though.
Makes travelling meals easy. Warm bottles on the road for mealtime, anytime. Also heats jars and cans.