We purchased this item when our son was about 2 months old. He was primarily eating formula, due to production issues on my part, and it saved us. I remember standing at the tap in the kitchen at 3 am warming bottles for our daughter 6 years ago, and now we can stumble into the kitchen, hit a button and have a warm perfect bottle in about 30 seconds. It is awesome. We did have an issue with it making 2 oz less than it was supposed to, but I contacted the company and they sent us a new one, no problem. I have read reviews about mold and such, but if you keep it clean, follow the cleaning guidelines, I don't think you'll have a problem. We've never seen mold in the last year, and we use it all the time.
This machine has made my life so much easier! Being a busy mom with a new baby and 2 special needs kids, i love that this machine can make a bottle in 20 seconds. I would say the most important thing is to remeber to clean it every day so that it can do it's job properly. I love that i can leave this machine full and ready to go and it allows my husband to confidently make a bottle and feed our son if i am busy or not at home. Worth every penny for sure!
I love that the machine warms the bottle to a perfect temperature. The way that it mixes the powder and water also helps eliminate bubbles in the bottle. The best part is probably the speed and ease of use. You do have to clean a few parts daily, but it's a breeze. I just do it when I am washing bottles. The instructions are easy to read and understand.
Cons are that you can only make even numbered bottle sizes (2oz, 4oz...) Also you MUST use distilled or nursery water! I have found that the formulas act differently in the machine. I used Enfamil for a short while and didn't notice any problems. Presidents Choice doesn't mix properly and gets chunky at the bottom of the bottle. Nestle Good Start ( I think it's called something else in the US) causes buildup around the mouth under the funnel that you have to scrape off after 3-4 bottles or else it doesn't dispense the powder properly. Over all amazing product and well worth the money!
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