Our son has been formula fed from birth and my main goal was trying to find a way to make formula feeding as efficient as possible. I am inherently a very lazy person so if I can speed up a process (especially with a fun gadget) I’m 100% on board. The Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced has been on my to-buy list from the minute we found out that we were pregnant and it is hands down one of the best investments we’ve made!
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So, what is it?
The Baby Brezza Pro Advanced Formula Maker (Amazon or BuyBuyBaby) is an all in one bottle maker and warmer. We call it the Keurig of baby bottles in our house. In one step, it mixes the powder and water and serves the bottle in either room temperature, body temperature or warmer than body temperature. It also has the ability to dispense water only (great for when you’re packing bottles on the go!) and serve any ounce increment from 2 oz – 10 oz.
When we switched from ready to feed formula to powder formula at around 2 weeks old, I was terrified to mix the bottles. Will took his bottles room temperature. I had so many questions. Would it have too many bubbles, how do I make sure I scoop the right amount (I am a terrible baker and it reminds me so much of measuring flour!) and how the heck do I warm a pre-made bottle up to room temperature?
The Baby Brezza solved all of those issues for us. We never pre-make bottles. We always just press the button on the Baby Brezza and ta da! It’s all done. Even when we were feeding Will in the middle of the night (MOTN), we just went downstairs and made the bottle on demand. It was too hard to figure out how to warm a bottle up to room temperature and we didn’t want to serve him a warm bottle. This made it easy to just press a button and 5 seconds later the bottle was ready. I joked with my husband that if we kept up the middle of the night feedings, I was buying one for our bedroom too. Fortunately, we stopped MOTN feedings around 7 weeks so we never had to buy a second one!
An additional feature that we love is the ability to make bottles of water only. We use filtered water from our fridge for his bottles and the lines on the Comotomo bottles are basically impossible to read. Being able to just hit the water only button and have a bottle ready to go for our outing ready is awesome. We then pack this formula dispenser with us and when it’s time for him to eat, I just dump the powder in and mix it.
What’s the maintenance like on it?
So I won’t lie – there is some maintenance involved but it’s really easy. Every 4 bottles you have to clean out the “filter” which is the funnel thing (the technical term here…) between the powder tub and the bottle. There’s a built up on powder on that and you want to make sure it’s rinsed off well and clean so it doesn’t have powder buildup. That takes about 45 seconds.
Then, once a month you want to clean all the parts and descale the machine. If you’ve ever descaled a Keurig it’s basically the same process. You just use white vinegar and run it through the machine. The only catch is you can’t use the machine for 4 hours after. We do that month on his “month” birthdays (so we don’t forget!) and we do it after he goes to sleep so that it can sit overnight. It takes us usually less than 10 minutes to clean it.
Is it really worth it?
I think this is the best baby gadget we bought – hands down. It took all the guess work out of making bottles and preparing formula. It also makes it so easy when we have someone watching the baby. Just hit the button and go! We have it sitting on our coffee/bottle bar (what most people would use as a wine bar in their house….oh our life). It doesn’t take up a lot of room either!
If you plan on formula feeding, or supplementing heavily, it’s a must have in my books! Make sure to check out all my formula feeding favorites on my Amazon store here!