Preparing a bottle of baby formula can be a struggle: measuring just the right amount, making sure it all makes it into the bottle, not shaking it too much, getting the water at just the right temperature, screwing the bottle on just right. Then add doing that all one-handed because you have a baby in the other that’s crying (alright, screaming) for their bottle. Enter stage right: automatic formula mixers. These handy devices can make mixing and prepping baby formula so much easier and faster so that the next time your baby is crying for their bottle, it’s ready at the push of a button. Below are our favorites to make this part of parenting a little easier for you.
Purchasing a Formula Mixer
Here are key points to purchasing a formula mixer and why it can make your life a little easier.
- Colic Reducers: By smoothly blending the bottle without shaking, air bubbles are reduced. This then decreases the chances of colic—something all parents want to avoid.
- Large Batches: For packing for daycare or prepping for all day, automated formula mixers can help make large batches without you standing there for long periods of time continuously mixing.
- No Guesswork: An automated formula mixer will make sure your baby receives the same perfect bottle every time.
Best Overall: Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced Formula Dispenser Machine
This formula dispenser will mix, heat, and dispense formula with perfect consistency time and time again. It also offers customization for your baby’s bottle in 1-ounce increments between 2 and 10 ounces so that your little one is always getting exactly what they need. This dispenser also lets you choose which temperature setting your little one prefers with three settings: room temperature, body temperature, and warmer than body temperature. Choose between a perfectly mixed formula bottle or a water-only bottle that you can add the formula to yourself. It has all-digital control as well as an LCD control panel with no manual adjustments. All you need to do is choose your desired setting and push a button.
This formula dispenser works with all baby bottles and is compatible with virtually all formula brands and types. It will provide you with airtight formula storage (so the formula will maintain fresh and fresh) for up to twenty 8-ounce bottles at a time. This design has a wide topped removable tank for easy filling and cleaning. The tank is also machine washable!
New and Improved Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced Formula Dispenser Machine - Automatically Mix a Warm Formula Bottle Instantly - Easily Make Bottle with Automatic Powder Blending
Ready at the push of a button with customizable settings, this dispenser will mix formula at whatever temperature your baby prefers.
Best App Control: LivingEZ Smart Formula Mixer Pro
A control panel makes it easy to choose the desired bottle size and temperature without any extra guesswork. The bottle settings can be customized by half-ounce increments between 1 and 9 ounces and one-degree increments between 98 degrees and 158 degrees Fahrenheit. This mixer also works with essentially all formulas and bottles, thanks to an adjustable bottle tray positioner. You can also connect this dispenser to your Wi-Fi. Once it is connected, you can choose to control it through the buttons on the machine or through the app, including a live chat feature to help you resolve any issues.
LivingEZ Smart Formula Mixer- App Controled WiFi Baby Formula Dispenser Machine- Automatic Baby Formula Maker Bottle Milk Mixer Powder Blender for Similac Enfamil (2.4G Wi-Fi Only)
Giving you customized quantity and temperature settings, this dispenser can be controlled by the buttons on the machine or through an app.
Best Warmer: Baby Brezza Instant Warmer
Forget waiting for a traditional baby bottle warmer that can take up to four minutes with a baby screaming in your ear. This warmer will dispense perfectly warmed water to your set temperature at the touch of a button. With three temperature settings to choose from (room temp, body temp, or warmer than body temp), your baby will always be comforted by the bottle without any waiting or hassle. This dispenser works with all bottle shapes and sizes and gives perfectly warmed water for you to quickly mix with formula and feed. It also holds up to 50 ounces of water or a day’s worth of formula, so it’s always ready when the baby is hungry.
Baby Brezza Instant Warmer - Instantly Dispenses Warm Water at Perfect Baby Bottle Temperature - Replaces Traditional Baby Bottle Warmers
This dispenser gives you perfectly warmed water at the touch of a button.
Best Manual: Dr. Bown’s Formula Mixing Pitcher
This manual pitcher will make it easy to prepare large amounts of bottles in a short time. It is equipped with a unique mixing blade that rotates through the pitcher to evenly and efficiently mix and dissolve the formula without adding bubbles or clumping. It can be effectively used to prepare up to 32 ounces of formula for all-day or away-from-home prepping. It also comes with an included adjustable stopper to prevent the mixing blade from rising above the water level and to reduce any air mixing into the formula. It also has a soft-grip handle for easy and comfortable mixing and a locking lid to prevent spilling while mixing. It disassembles for easy cleaning and is top-rack dishwasher safe.
Dr. Brown's Baby Formula Mixing Pitcher with Adjustable Stopper, Locking Lid, & No Drip Spout, 32oz, BPA Free, Blue
This easy-to-clean mixer will allow you to manually mix up to 32 ounces of formula with a special design to keep air from entering the formula.