Best Baby Formula Makers of 2023
Best Baby Formula Makers
January 6, 2023

Best Baby Formula Makers

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Best Baby Formula Makers

A scoop of powder, some warm water and then a whole lotta shaking: This is how you make a bottle of formula by hand.

It’s easy, but can also be annoying when you end up with lots of foam or dry clumps of powder floating in your baby’s bottle—not to mention air bubbles, which is a problem if you have a gassy or colicky baby. A formula maker can help you make smooth and creamy bottles of formula without adding air into it.

Do You Need a Baby Formula Maker?

Shaking up bottles of formula by hand is always an option and works fine for those who need an occasional bottle for supplementing. But if you’re making several bottles of formula a day—like to bring to daycare—a baby formula maker will eliminate some of the hassle.

(Are you still looking for the right baby formula to feed your little one? Check out our list of the best baby formulas including organic and sensitive tummy options.)

What Types of Formula Maker are There?

There are two types of baby formula makers: Simple mixers you use for blending and all-in-one systems you load with formula and water to dispense a warm bottle at the push of a button (think: a Keurig for babies!). Each type has its pros and cons.

  • Baby formula mixers: Simple mixers produce a smoother consistency of formula than you might get by shaking a bottle by hand. And mixing pitchers are great for making a batch of formula you can store in the fridge and then pour into bottles throughout the day (it’s safe to store and use mixed formula in the fridge for up to 24 hours). Simple mixers don’t warm up bottles, but they’re generally less expensive and easier to clean than all-in-one systems.
  • Baby formula all-in-one systems: It’s hard to argue against the convenience of all-in-one formula makers. You can fill them with water and formula, choose your bottle size and press a button to get a bottle that’s perfectly measured, mixed and warm. The only downside is that they’re more expensive and take up counter space.

(Note: It’s not safe to microwave bottles since this can create hot spots in liquid and burn your baby’s mouth. Instead, you can either place a bottle of formula in a bowl of hot water or use a bottle warmer.)

Here are some of our favorite baby formula makers for avoiding lumps and froth, and getting a bottle to your baby fast.

Bottle Barista

Move over coffee machine, there’s another life-saving appliance new parents need. With the Formula Pro, you can load the machine with enough water and formula to make 20 eight-ounce bottles. It’s ready to pour one warmed and mixed at the press of a button. You can choose from three bottle temperatures and select the formula amount—from 2 to 12 ounces—and it works with all bottle brands and sizes and all types of formula. Note: this is a newer model of the popular Baby Brezza Formula Pro.

Mix Master

When you want to make a big batch of formula, a pitcher like this one is great. Pump the handle at the top, and the rotating blade cuts up lumps and stirs formula into a silky smooth texture without adding air. It’s safe to toss the small pitcher parts on the top rack of your dishwasher too.

Effortless Blending

Tired and don’t feel like moving a muscle? This battery-powered pitcher is for you. Just push the button on the lid and the motorized blade spins and blends formula with zero effort. But unlike a regular blender, this mixer won’t add air into formula. The container is dishwasher safe, but the lid has to be hand washed.

On-the-Go Option

Packing a can of formula eats up too much space in your diaper bag, and pouring powder from individual baggies can make a mess. Enter: the Boob Formula Dispenser. It has three compartments, each with space to hold enough formula for an 8-ounce bottle. The pouring spout prevents formula spills, making it ideal for when you need to whip up bottles away from home.

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