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Best Bottle Warmers of 2024
January 4, 2024

Best Bottle Warmers of 2024

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Best Bottle Warmers of 2024

Some types of baby gear may leave you wondering, “Do I really need that?”—and a bottle warmer is one of them. For parents who plan to bottle feed their baby either expressed breast milk or formula, or if you discover your baby specifically prefers their milk served warm, bottle warmers can feel like a must-have baby product. A bottle warmer is a quick, safe way to uniformly heat a chilled bottle, freezer bag of milk or even refrigerated baby food so you can use it right away. But if you plan to exclusively breastfeed (and only occasionally offer bottle feedings) it might be more important to save the counter space and use the bowl of warm water method instead.

If you do decide a bottle warmer is a registry must-have, we gathered our top picks to help you pick the best one for you and your family.

Babylist’s Top Picks for the Best Bottle Warmers

Babylist’s Picks for Best Bottle Warmers

Best Overall Bottle Warmer

Baby Brezza’s bottle warmer is packed full of warming options and other unique features that make it stand out from the crowd. There’s a separate setting for heating different types of milk and food, a useful feature if you’re heating breast milk and are concerned about too much heat that can ruin the milk’s nutrients. (“Quick Warm” uses steam for a faster warm, while “Steady Warm” uses a warm water bath to slowly warm breast milk.) You can control the warmer from the LCD screen or wirelessly via an app for your phone, another nice perk for when you’ve stepped away and want to know when your bottle is ready.

Best Affordable Bottle Warmer

The Simple Serve is a great choice if you’re looking for a bottle warmer that won’t cost you a ton or if you’re hesitant about getting a bottle warmer and would rather not commit to a pricier option. This one is designed to hold most types of baby bottles (as well as breast milk bags and baby food) and has a fairly compact design. You can prefill the water vial and store it in the warmer so you don’t have to measure in the middle of the night. It also comes with a basket attachment that works for heating up baby food jars and can sterilize up to two pacifiers at a time.

Best Bottle Warmer for Travel

If you’re on the go and trying to feed a hungry baby who’ll only take warm milk, you’re usually out of luck. Enter Baby’s Brew: the first-ever battery-powered bottle warmer. No cords or warm water needed; just screw on your bottle, hit one button and you’ll have warm milk in under ten minutes. Baby’s Brew is designed to fit most major bottle brands and also sells separate adapters for those that aren’t compatible. Some parents do complain about occasional leaks and inconsistent heat times, but it seems to be dependent on which brand of bottle you’re using and how much milk or formula is in the warmer.

Best Bottle Warmer for Breastmilk

Kiinde’s bottle warmer is a popular choice among Babylist parents. It uses a low-temperature water bath to heat up bottles in about five minutes as well as breast milk storage bags and baby food jars or pouches. (Some parents do note that it can take two cycles to defrost frozen milk and food, though.) There’s a built-in timer and an auto shut-off so you don’t have to worry about overheating if (when) you get distracted. And the Kozii is one of the larger warmers on the market, making it ideal for wider bottles like the Comotomo.

Fastest Bottle Warmer

This warmer from Philips Avent is a mid-priced warmer that quickly heats up bottles and baby food. A medium-sized bottle takes about three minutes to evenly warm, and there’s a smart temperature control that prevents milk and food from overheating. Another benefit we love? The defrost setting is specifically for warming frozen breast milk or baby food.

Best Portable Bottle Warmer

Similar to Baby’s Brew, the Tommee Tippee warmer is perfect for on-the-go; the only difference here is the price (this one’s much cheaper) and instead of being battery-powered, you’ll need to fill this warmer with hot water before you head out. The two-part system contains an insulated, stainless steel thermal bottle that keeps water warm for 8-12 hours and a plastic cup. When it’s time for your child to eat, simply pour the water into the cup and submerge the bottle or food inside to warm up. Just note it does take a while for this warmer to work its magic as it’s powered only by warm water.

Most Stylish Bottle Warmer

If you’re not down with baby stuff that looks like baby stuff taking over your house, check out this warmer from Momcozy. With its minimal syle, this warmer is a nice departure from most other bottle warmers and won’t hog a ton of counter space, either. It warms up bottles in 2-5 minutes as well as baby food. It fits glass, plastic and silicone bottles up to 11 ounces and has an auto shut-off feature to prevent overheating.

Best Bottle Warmer for Twins

This bottle warmer uses steam to heat most bottles in about five minutes. The digital display counts down to when the bottle or baby food is ready, beeps when done and automatically shuts off a minute after the cycle completes. The warmer doesn’t require a cool-down period after each cycle like some models do, so it’s a great choice for warming bottles back-to-back. But you’ll want to make sure you only use distilled water, otherwise mineral deposits build up and it starts to smell funky. The warmer also doesn’t fit extra-wide, rounder shaped bottles.

How We Chose Our Best Bottle Warmers

We asked thousands of real Babylist families about the baby products they love the most, then took the top products they shared with us and added our own research and insight to tell you about the best bottle warmers.

Do You Need a Bottle Warmer?

Whether or not you need a bottle warmer comes down to personal preference—both yours and your baby’s. Some parents choose to let frozen breastmilk thaw overnight in the fridge and serve it cold. Others choose to warm breastmilk or formula by placing the bottle in a bowl or a mug of hot water to slowly heat it up. (Microwaving breast milk or formula is a no-go, so skip that method.)

But some babies are pickier than others, and some parents don’t have the patience to wait around for milk to thaw or slowly warm in the sink. A bottle warmer is a small, generally affordable piece of baby gear that helps speed up the heating process and gets warm milk to your hungry baby’s mouth quickly and safely.

Jen LaBracio

Senior Gear Editor

Jen LaBracio is Babylist’s Senior Gear Editor, a role that perfectly combines her love of all things baby gear with her love of (obsessive) research. When she’s not testing out a new high chair or pushing the latest stroller model around her neighborhood, she likes to run, spin, listen to podcasts, read and spend time at the beach. In her past life, she worked for over a decade in children’s publishing. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and their two boys, Will and Ben.

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