If you’re planning to breastfeed and go back to work after that or leave your baby under someone’s care once in a while, a bottle and food warmer will come in handy. I have had the opportunity to try out Lindam Food & Bottle Warmer and Lucky Baby Grandioz Baby Bottle & Food Warmer. If you’re still hunting for a warmer, here’s my two cents’ worth.
Lucky Baby (LB) wins! See the reasons:
#1 Ewan was never a patient baby until recently. In the early days, he would scream and cry whenever he was hungry. Hence, a warmer that works fast is important. LB warms up chilled EBM – evenly and to a just-right temperature – in 8 minutes. For Lindam (LI), it takes about the same amount of time for one heating cycle and even so, the milk is not sufficiently warm to be fed to my baby. I usually have to wait for another heating cycle of around 3 minutes before the milk is ready. That always means more crying and franticness.
#2 LB alerts with two beeps when the milk is ready. With LI, I would have to walk to and fro the kitchen to check it.
#3 I’m a LED-light person; I prefer my things to have an assured indication. The LED light in LB turns green when it’s ready and red when it’s still warming up.
#4 LB comes with two switches. To warm up milk, push the switch to your left and for baby food, push it to your right. For LI, the two position switches come in a knob form, which to me, is rather flimsy and not very “convincing”.
#5 LB comes with a handle, which is useful especially when I’m trying to remove the bottle from the hot water.
#6 LB is reasonably priced! At RM120 cheaper than LI, it’s a steal deal!
Do note that however, LI comes with a weaning bowl and a longer warranty.
When shopping for a bottle/food warmer, do not forget to take into account the size of your baby bottle, especially if it’s Avent or Tommee Tippee. Not all warmers, such as SnowBear and Tollyjoy, can accommodate these two brands.
Hope the review helps!
Note: The following above are based on my genuine observation and preference, which may differ from yours.