“ Brand: Boots / Type: Bottle Warmers „
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I invested in the Boots Bottle and Baby Food Warmer because 'every' new mother seemed to have some kind of warmer or other. The reason I opted for the Boots brand because it was the cheapest that I had seen. The warmer is approx 15cm tall and 10cm diameter. You fill it with cold water and plug it into the wall and place your milk bottle in. You can choose a variety of temperatures e.g. small bottle of milk, large or food warming. It will then heat the water to the desired temperature, therefore warming your milk/food. it is easy to use. Also, the warmer is east to clean. I would recommend using clean water each time as it becomes cloudy if a few drops of milk spill from the bottle. Although easy to use, it found it awfully slow heating the milk, especially during the night. It seemed to take forever! It was so slow that eventually I opted to heating the milk in a saucepan of boiling water from the kettle, and this option really was the quickest option in my opinion. I know we all buy 'gadgets' that we think will make life easier, but this one wasn't one of them. The only persons I would recommend this to are those of you that have all the time in the world! and i'm sure there aren't many of them! Having a screaming baby and a slow bootle warmer just don't go well in my eyes! Unfortunately, i stopped using it before I got to the food warming stage, so I can't really comment on that. I would imagine that would take even longer! The warmer comes with food bowl to place on the top of the warmer to heat your baby's food. thank you for reading.
I bought i this bottle warmer for my second baby Jasmine after a got fed up trying to hunt about for a jug to heat the bottle up with boiled water It is very simple and does come with instructions. Simply fill it will some water from the tap and turn the knob to the symbol of your choice. That's either a small bottle, large bottle and food. Each symbol has a different temperature and the instructions will tell you how long to wait. The warmer also comes with a small plastic bowl that has wings so you can sit it on top to heat food up. It is quite small (about the size of a pint glass.) and is plain white with blue knob. So heating up the bottles, what can i say apart from it takes ages. I didnt bother with the time guide as it wasnt working for me. My bottles were coming chilled from the fridge and always took longer than what it suggested. I also didnt bother adjusting the knob, i always had it on full so it wouldn't take so long. The problem was that it doesnt tell you when the bottle is ready and although it has a light it is only clicks on an off as the thermostat goes on and off. So for me because i alsway have it on full i have forgottom and the bottle gets too warm. Ooops. Heating up food. I only did this twice because it was such a ridiculas waste of time. I poured the contents of a jar into the small bowl and sat it on top of the warmer and waited....and waited.....and waited. Good God i was there for 15 minutes before i finally gave up and stuck it in the microwave. (Which i know your not meant to do for baby food but Jasmine was howling by this time.) I did try it again but again i gave up waiting. The bowl is very small and i cant use it for anything now as you can only put a small jar's worth in it which isnt enough for Jasmine. I havent tryed it but i think it would be easier just to put the jar into the warmer and heat it up that way. Im not sure wither i would recomend this product. It is very handy i suppose and if you keep it on full power it will only take about 5 minutes to heat the bottle. It's easy to clean but you do need to rinse it out and replace the water every couple of days. It only cost a shade less than £10 and i bought it on my boots card so it didnt really cost me anything. Overall Easier than boiling the kettle and finding a jug. Takes longer and it rubbish at heating food up. I've had i think and i think i would recommend it but only because of the ease of the product. I think it would be good for first time mums who might not be sure about milk temperature.
Being a first time mum I thought I would be better off getting a bottle warmer. I now know different! I mainly used the warmer at night to save time having to go up and down stairs. I think I used this warmer for about five days before it was thrown back into its box! It takes what seems like forever to warm a bottle up and in the middle of the night when you feel like you have not slept for a month and you have got a baby screaming in your ear, I can assure you it is no fun at all! In the end I found that by boiling water in the kettle and standing the bottle in a jug to warm took less time to do. I have told so many people about how much I hated it that I don't think I will be able to give it away! lol
I had one of these when my first son was born - I think I used it for a week then it went back in the box and three years later I have just given it to a friend. Why? Well to be honest it took far too long and I just bascially put his bottles and food in the microwave. I know this is advised against but I always made sure the bottle was shook and that the food was stirred well. I have never had any problems and it takes 50secs instead of 5mins. My advice would to be dont bother buying one you dont need it - I have just given my away to a friend and the only reason I have done that is because they dont have a microwave. Overall I wouldnt rate the Boots one because it was too slow - there are better makes on the market.
As far as bottle warmers go, I would say that the boots one is fairly average. To warm the milk or food you put water in which it warms up. You then put in your bottle of milk taking care to give it a shake now and again. I do find though that it doesn't take long for it to get far too warm and the settings on the front are difficult to inderstand and they don't seem to have any real meaning. I have never used it to warm up food as I prefer to use the microwave which is much easier. I don't think bottle warmers are really neccessary. It is probably quicker to boil the kettle, put the water into a jug and put in the bottle and I have done this myself although I have put the boiling water into the warmer, defeating the object of the warmer totally.