Monday, April 25, 2011

Munchkin BPA Free Formula Mixer

I laughed when I first saw it, I even commented to my friend who was with me "Why would your waste money on this?"

A formula mixer - instead of shaking the water and formula together you insert the mixer and it stirs everything in the bottle.  I rolled my eyes and moved forward.

Then our son was born and I found, like most moms, life doesn't go as planned.  Things you said you wouldn't do - you do.  Items you thought were important to have - aren't.  Things you laughed at - well, they're not so funny anymore.

That's where I found myself last week as I ran into the store to buy a formula mixer.  A formula mixer!  I brought it home and showed my husband who promptly rolled his eyes and gave me a look that said "Really?"

Let me explain what brought me to this moment.  I found that shaking the formula made a lot of air bubbles, those bubbles contributed to our sons screaming episodes as he tried to pass the gas those bubbles caused.  I also stared at the bottle in amazement an hour later after the bubbles had gone down and realized there was a good oz of formula left in there.  Maybe that is why he was so angry after the bottle was done, he was needing another oz and it was stuck in the bottle in the form of air bubbles.

I explained this to my husband and said "For $6 what is the harm in trying?  If it works - great, if it doesn't - no harm no foul!"

I used it for the first middle of the night feeding and was pleased to see very few air bubbles as a result.  I checked the bottle the next morning and noticed there wasn't a lot of formula left over either.  The next night I heard my husband in the kitchen making the bottle and heard the whir of the mixer, I had him on board.

We sent it with our son to my mother in laws house during the day to have her use it as well with his bottles to see if constant use brings down his gas issues. 

  • Small enough to throw in the diaper bag to take with you on the go
  • The whisk detaches for easy cleaning
  • Mixes water and formula very quickly
  • If you warm the formula prior to mixing, the whisk will turn white if it's too hot for baby.
  • Priced very well.
  • Awkward power button placement - it kind of makes your hand cramp up.
So my overall review?  They work fantastic with the Dr. Brown bottles as far as reducing the amount of air bubbles left over.  With Avent and the Nuk bottles - I didn't really notice that big of a difference in the amount of air bubbles caused from shaking vs. stirring.  Great addition if you're using Dr. Brown!  Otherwise - it's "eh" for me.  

    1 comment:

    1. I love this review!

      I registered for it and can't wait to use it!

      The whole time I was reading... until you got to the magic word... I was thinking... BUBBLES! You don't want them and this helps keep them away! :)