Munchkin High Speed Bottle Warmer

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We like

Heats in as little as 90 seconds

Compact size for portability

Heats bottles, jars of baby food, and can be used to sterilize pacifiers

Ease to operate with one button

Attached measuring cup

Automatic shut off to signal heating cycle is completed

Affordable pricing

We don’t like

Depending on minerals in the water used the warming chamber may develop a build up.

Short power cord so will need to be closer to socket limiting where it can be placed

Improper amount of water can damage the formula or breast milk if too hot

How it works

Munchkin Inc. has made it part of their mission to help parents safely care for their children while being efficient and convenient. The business was founded in 1991 by a father who knows how important these features are to a parent and their child. It has grown worldwide, improving lives one product at a time. The Munchkin High-Speed Bottle Warmer is one of those products making life better for baby and parents.

In today’s world, we find ourselves in a hurry and looking for convenience. A parent finds this to be true, especially in the middle of the night with a crying baby! When it is 3:00 am and your baby is crying because it is time for a bottle, you do not want to be waiting any longer than necessary. Finding a safe and fast way to heat the bottle for the baby will not only be good for the baby, for the parent who has a busy day ahead! The Munchkin High-Speed Bottle Warmer could be the answer for your family!

Design

Design

The Munchkin bottle warmer is a compact design. It is made to accommodate standard size bottles as well as wide neck bottles. The company has included an adapter ring to ensure the warmer can heat various sizes of bottles.

The bottle warmer includes a small measuring cup, and for even more convenience, the measuring cup attaches to the front of the warmer. One less thing to be searching for in the middle of the night! The amount of water used in the warming chamber will adjust the heat and depending on the size of the bottle being used. Due to this, it is wise to do a few trial runs with the warmer and amount of water to ensure the bottle is warmed to the desired temperature. This is not something anyone wants to be working through in the middle of the night with a crying baby!

A lift-out basket is included with the bottle warmer. The basket allows you to remove items from the warming chamber in a safe and convenient manner. Munchkin has included an adapter ring to help heat the smaller bottles and even jars of baby food! The adapter ring keeps the warmth of the steam from escaping from around small bottles or jars.

The warmer has a one switch control to turn the machine on and off. The indicator light will allow you to know the warmer is in the warming process, and when it is complete. This is ideal for those middle of the night feedings when the lights are low to keep baby soothed and sleepy.
Capacity

Capacity

The Munchkin bottle warmer can heat different size bottles and jars of baby food. It can hold 4 ounce bottles up to 9 ounce bottles. The bottles can be narrow or wide. The adapter ring will assist in heating narrow bottles. The bottles can be made of glass or a sturdy plastic. When using a glass bottle be careful of sudden temperature changes to avoid the glass breaking, or use a thermo-resistant bottle. You may find you need less water in the chamber to heat a glass bottle as well. This warmer can heat jar baby food as well. The baby food jars can range from 2.5 ounce to 6 ounce jars. Again, using the adapter ring will ensure getting the proper heat for smaller jars.
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

The Munchkin company has provided a chart which will come only in the owner’s manual to help guide you to the best way to operate the bottle warmer. It is strongly recommended to conduct some practice tests so you can ensure a safe and proper temperature for the bottle or baby food jar.

Using the measuring cup which is attached to the front of the warmer will be save time and help achieve the proper temperature. The amount of water will determine the heat. If too much water is added to the chamber the bottle will heat too long, making it too hot. If not enough water is added, the bottle will not heat up as expected. Once you have added the correct amount of water to the warming chamber, place the bottle or jar in the lift out basket and into the warming chamber. If it is a smaller jar or narrow bottle, place the adapter ring round the item at the top of the bottle warmer and you are ready to go!

With the press of one button, the warmer will begin to heat the bottle. A red light will turn on to show it is working. The red light will go out, and a beep will sound to alert the bottle has reached the desired temperature. The Munchkin warmer has the added feature of having a automatic shut off as well! This process can take as little as 90 seconds! However, parents need to be sure to gently shake or stir the bottle or food, and to check the temperature before giving to baby. It is important it is the right temperature throughout the bottle or food to avoid having a pocket which is too hot for baby. Parents are able to set up the water in the warming chamber so when the time comes, only the button needs to be pressed. Any time saved will help to keep baby from crying too long, which makes parents happy as well!
Environmental Friendliness

Environmental Friendliness

The Munchkin bottle warmer ends the days of letting the hot water run so a bottle could be warmed underneath it. This will not only save time, but it will save one of our precious resources, water! Especially considering a baby will need to have multiple bottles throughout one day.

The other method some have used is warming baby’s bottle or baby food in the microwave. Microwaving can not only produce uneven heating leaving baby open to extreme temperatures, it promotes the loss of nutrients.
Maintenance

Maintenance

Keeping any supplies used in the care of your baby need to be maintained and kept clean to keep baby healthy. A baby bottle warmer is no different. The warmer itself should not be submerged in water. It is recommended to wipe with a damp cloth and mild soap, being sure to wipe it to rinse off the soap afterward with another damp cloth. The basket and adapter ring are able to be submerged in water or on the top rack of a dishwasher. They need to be air dried. The method is as simple as can be; however, complications can happen. Depending on the water used, extra minerals can be present leaving build up or residue in the warmer. Some will use bottled water to help with this, but can become costly. Munchkin Inc. recommends using a vinegar water mixture to descale the warming chamber once every 4 weeks. Just use 2 ounces white vinegar mixed with 4 ounces of water. Let the mixture sit in the warmer until the build up breaks down, empty, and wipe clean! once All you have to do is pour vinegar in it every once in a while.
Portability

Portability

The size of the Munchkin High Speed Bottle warmer is compact. It can easily be placed on a countertop without taking up much room. A few factors should be taken into account when using this product. It has a short electrical cord to avoid it getting tangled on other items or from being tripped over. The bottle warmer produces a hot steam which could injure if the water comes in direct contact with the skin. The steam it produces are hot as well, so pay attention to where it is placed to avoid causing damage to cabinets or other items above the warmer.

The compact size of the bottle warmer makes it easy to travel with. It is convenient in a hotel room, at grandma’s house, daycare, or even in a home office.
Price Range

Price Range

The Munchkin High Speed Bottle Warmer is an affordable way to make life with baby a bit easier for you and baby. The product typically remains under $40. Yes, heating your child’s bottle under running hot water accrues no charge, however there may another price to pay. Any parent knows, having baby crying longer than needed is not the best experience for anyone involved. The convenience of being able to feed baby as soon as possible is worth the affordable price of this bottle warmer.
Versatility

Versatility

The versatility of the bottle warmer to heat bottle and baby food is not the only convenient use of this product. The warmer can be used to heat breast milk as well as formula. Some mothers who have high lipase in their breast milk have used a bottle warmer to scald the milk prior to storing making the milk taste better for baby. Using more water in the chamber can increase the temperature, but the automatic shut off may hinder it getting to a scalding temperature.

The basket which comes with the bottle warmer to lift the bottle or jar out of the warming chamber has another function too. It can be used as a pacifier sterilizer. The pacifiers can be placed in the basket, and the steam from the water in the warming chamber will do the rest.
Weight

Weight

The size and weight of the Munchkin High Speed Bottle Warmer makes it easy to carry along for the family on the go. It weighs 1.4 pounds. The dimensions are 5.5 x 6 x 6.5 inches making it easy to have in a diaper bag or carrying bag.

Conclusion

Having children can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a parent’s life. It also entails a lot of work! If a parent can find things to make caring for their children easier, it not only makes their life better but their child’s life too.

Getting woke up in the middle of the night by a crying baby is to be expected. By using the Munchkin High Speed Bottle Warmer can be one way of making those middle of the night experiences better for all. The bottle warmer can warm a bottle in approximately 90 seconds, getting you and baby back to sleep sooner. It is portable and convenient to use when on the go, visiting family, or when busy with life’s other responsibilities. It is versatile in that it can be used to heat jarred baby food and sterilize pacifiers in addition to heating bottles.

As with anything, parents need to be sure to know the proper uses and functions of the bottle warmer. Taking the time to practice with the bottle warmer will help keep baby safe from a too hot of bottle or food. Not to mention avoiding added frustrations when your baby is waiting to eat, and crying. Cleaning and maintenance of the bottle warmer is simple and easy.

The Munchkin High Speed Bottle Warmer is an affordable convenience for parents and caregivers! No more risking extreme hot spots and depleting nutrients by microwaving bottles or baby food. No more having baby cry longer than needed while waiting for the bottle or baby food to heat up. The speed and ease of this product outweighs the minor issues with the bottle warmer. Making sure to educate yourself on the proper use and maintenance of the bottle warmer will make this a product which makes life with baby easier. Happy baby means a happy parent!
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