Bottle Warmer Question

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Bottle Warmer Question

I'm registered for a set of Avent bottles and it comes with the bottle warmer - however my sister recently told me that I may want to register or at some point buy another bottle warmer because when the bottles get bigger she's having a problem w/ the water boiling over the one the set came with.

My question is this, if I am using Avent bottles - and I get a seperate Dr. Brown bottle warmer (for example), will the Avent bottles fit? Because I'm pretty sure the Avent bottle warmer that is sold seperately is the same one that comes in the set.

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I am guessing that your sister isnt cutting back on the water she is putting in when shes warming the bigger bottles??? I have an avent one, and there is a line for when you are using the smaller bottles, thats higher. Then, theres a line for if you use the bigger ones, which is actually less water because the bigger bottles displace the water more.

I personally never did much research or looking around at bottle warmers. I just picked up one at a garage sale and stuck with that. We also dont use it much as the majority of the time I just nurse, and am rarely away from my babies (though, this time I am making it a point to get out more, as my history of PPD has shown that when I dont, I have more issues). My sister has a nice one, but I forget what brand it is. She uses dr. brown's bottles and it works perfectly for those. I have noticed that hers is a bit more narrow than mine, so I am not sure how well it would work with the fatter bottles like the avent ones.

The bottles I personally have liked the best are the breastflow ones... though, I lent them to someone and have yet to get them back... and she has yet to respond to my 2nd attempt to get them back... that I sent sunday... ugg. And, I went to the store that I bought them and they are no longer carrying them... not making me very happy right now Sad

Any way, I think your advent one should be fine as long as you follow the instructions. Ultimitly, warming a bowl of water in the microwave, then putting the bottle in the bowl (after its out of the microwave) does work also Smile

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I second a mug of hot water. Works just as well Smile

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Thank you!! Smile great to know! i will ask my sister if she noticed that other line for bigger bottles

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Kier, amazon has them! That's where we bought our breastflow bottles for DS and was able to get free shipping.

The few times I had to pump for DS the person attempting to feed him used warm running sink water or a mug of warm water. Since BM is warm from the tap, DS wanted his milk warm but I didn't leave him enough to need a warmer - especially since he would take pumped milk in a sippy at 6 months!

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I used to just warm under water- b ut I think I might get an actual warmer this time..
The girl I nannied for had one, and had tomee tipee bottles that turned the insert red when it was ready- so it was nice not having to "guess" if it was hot enough and I could do something else while it warmed up

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I always had make my bottles ahead of time and then pour just the tiniest bit of boiling water in the bottle. It always warmed it up enough quickly without making it hot at all. This might not work for breast milk though. But it worked wonders for formula.

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I never used a warmer at home, just hot water in a measuring cup, so I can't offer advice, but did get one of those in-car warmers that plugged into the lighter...don't waste your money on that (it never worked!), you can always get a cup of hot water from a restaurant or someplace like 7-11 or Wawa if you need to warm a bottle on the go!