As soon as I knew I couldnt breastfeed, I bought this off Amazon for about $160. it was worth every penny! Yes it has some maintenance, and it can have issues. I emailed their helpline once and they helped me immediately.
but the time saved was worth every penny. Those middle of the night feedings went by quickly and I had an easier time falling back asleep afterwards.
I even brought it with me everytime I visited my parents 2 hours away! soooo worth it!!!!
When I first heard about the Baby Breeza Formula Pro we had just taken our son off of formula, but I was certainly intrigued. I loved the concept. Bottles at the touch of a button, mixed and to temperature. It sounded almost too good to be true, but alas, I had no reason for it anymore. When I got pregnant with our baby I thought of it almost immediately. I began researching it, and the reviews I found were mixed, but positive seemed to outweigh the negative. I wanted to try it for myself but the price of $199.99 it was far out of my price range. Then a wonderful friend of mine bought it for me as a gift.
About a week before our baby was born I set it up. First I read the directions cover to cover, they were well written and easy to follow. Then I sterilized all the pieces that would be exposed to water or formula, and I left them to dry overnight. I filled up the water canister and ran a full container through it to ensure all the inside pieces were clean as well. Nothing happened. That is when the first swear came in. Turns out the directions only help when you read them, and I didn't give them to my husband before asking him to put the formula dispenser together. They have to be in the exact right order or it doesn't work. Once that was fixed it worked perfectly and I was immediately impressed with how quickly it made a 10 oz bottle. It took seconds compared to the minutes it would take to do the same by hand.
When filling up the formula holder I discovered that it held a full container of formula. This was great news, as I now knew that I wouldn't have half full containers of formula on my counter. From the minute we mixed our first bottles, even Blayne was impressed, and he was my hardest sell, he wasn't comfortable with losing "control" over how the formula was mixed.
My biggest complaint is the size of the water canister. At 50ml even when making bottles for a newborn it empties quickly. When bottle size increases I know it will have to be refilled often.
My biggest rave would be how quickly it makes bottles. While we are only using it for 2/4 oz bottles at this point the time it takes to make bottles is even less than it would take to even warm up a bottle our old way.
The mixing of the formula to the water causes it to be dispensed in a 'swirl' motion, so if the holder isn't high enough it doesn't all make it into the bottle.
There is no alarm if something isn't right. If the water canister isn't right you get a bottle of straight powder.
The bottle holder has to be moved up or down to accommodate the size of the bottle needed. Unless the bottle holder is firmly locked into place you risk losing the whole bottle onto the counter. Something we learned after losing 2 bottles worth of formula.
Powder formula is sticky, so it needs to be cleaned daily. This only takes about 15 seconds but it does need to be done.
Lower price - at $199.99 it is a very big purchase for a lot of families, especially when there are already so many other large purchases to make at this time, and this one is a luxury, not a necessity.
Small water canister - My coffee pot has a bigger water canister, this already needs to be filled up daily and we are only making 2 and 4 oz bottles.
An alarm - or even a light to tell you if something isn't proper before you get a bottle full of nothing.
Glowing Buttons - Specifically the mix button, it would make those middle of the night feedings slightly easier.
Directions - The directions are wonderfully laid out and easy to follow, so even in a sleep deprived state you're able to follow them,
Fast - less than 30 seconds and you can have a 10 oz bottle warm and ready to drink. When you have a screaming baby at 3 am there is nothing better than quick.
Formula - Holds a full container, of my brand anyways, so no half full containers on the counter deceiving you about how much you have in reserve. Something you don't want to find out you're out of in the middle of the night.
2/10 - This is mostly due to my inability to read, or pass directions. Still, even at that, I would say that this is a fantastically low rating.
When we first were talking about the Breeza, Blayne was against it. Making bottles isn't necessarily a hard or time-consuming task but by day one he was sold. He can not speak highly enough of the Breeza and brags about it at every opportunity. I have to agree, the pros far outweigh the cons , and if it wasn't for the price is would be our go-to baby gift.
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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