View Full Version : Bottle warmer for car?
04-25-2004, 03:17 PM
I know that I will need to warm a bottle on a long car trip- any suggestions- we're travelling at night so I can't count on any place that will be open. I don't want the ones that have to be boiled after each use, we're going to need to warm more than once on the trip. Thanks
04-25-2004, 03:29 PM
Why not just bring a thermos of hot water and make the bottle up with the amount of hot water needed to get it to the right temperature? Or offer a room temperature bottle; there's no reason a bottle has to be warm (though some babies will only take them that way). Colin actually preferred his bottles straight from the fridge!
04-25-2004, 03:44 PM
NOt a bad idea, but it won't work for this situation- I will need to make at least two 8 oz bottles and my daughter needs a really warm bottle, have tried room temp but no go, plus we don't have a thermos and plan to do a lot of driving so I figured this might be a good investment- BRU has one that plugs into lighter and wraps around bottle- wondering if it works well.
04-26-2004, 09:01 AM
There was a thread about bottle warmers for cars a few days ago...
mom to Jacob 9/27/02
04-26-2004, 09:43 AM
I've heard that those car warmers don't work well. Why not just "invest" in a thermos?
04-26-2004, 10:30 AM
The one we use is the [link:www.babysupermall.com/main/products/ssk/ssk10190.html|Warm & Go Insulated Travel Bottle Warmer]. It works okay but it does take at least 30 mins to warm up a bottle. What we do when we go out is to put the bottle in the moment we get into the car and leave it there until we get to our destination or until it is needed. The insulation does help a bit in keeping the bottle warm after it is turned off but only for another 30 mins or so... no more than that.
04-26-2004, 10:58 AM
I've tried the car ones and they don't work very well at all on a cold bottle. Honestly, it would take quite a while to warm up.
Are you using formula or EBM? If you are using formula, perhaps get the ready to use cans. If you use the car warmer on a room temperature bottle, it might work out for you.
But we usually did the thermos route with our cold bottles of EBM and that worked so much better than the car warmer (and cheaper!).
Edited to Add: The one that I have is similar to this (perhaps a predecessor model since we bought it over 6 mos ago). http://www.babysupermall.com/main/products/dex/dex00357.html?aff=000000326
According to their info, it says 15 minutes to warm up a bottle (I would bet it's 15 minutes for a room temp bottle).
You know what, if you want to try it, let me know and I'll send mine to you, it was totally useless for my cold bottles of EBM, so I doubt I'll need it for the next one. (If I can find it, I think it's still sitting somewhere in the car!) PM or E-mail me if you want to try it.
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