When my daughter was born, I was combo feeding, both nursing and formula feeding. And as tough as breastfeeding can be, formula feeding was equally as tricky. We were using different types of powdered formula to see which was best for her and experiment to find the best bottles.
I was constantly on alert, making sure that all grandparents, babysitters and anyone else who was feeding the baby knew the right ratio and temperature for a formula bottle. Since bottles were usually made one-handed while juggling a crying baby, there was always a dusting of powdered formula on our kitchen counters.
The Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced Baby Formula Dispenser aims to eliminate all of those issues, and make sure that feedings are easy for baby and parents. The machine automatically fills your bottles on demand, precisely combining formula and water and heating it to the perfect temperature. No more spills or one-handed bottle shaking.
If you’re trying to make your feeding routine a little easier, this product can go a long way.
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Baby Brezza Formula: A Game-Changer for Formula Feeding Moms
The Baby Brezza aims to make the process of preparing a bottle hands-off. With the push of a button (or, a setting on your smartphone), the Baby Brezza springs to life, mixing powdered formula with just the right amount of warm water.
The machine stores water already heated, so you can have a bottle at the perfect temperature in about 30 seconds. That’s unparalleled convenience, especially for those middle of the night feedings.
“When you purchase the Baby Brezza, you set it for the specific type of formula that you’re using.”
That way the machine mixes powder and water in just the right way to make your baby a healthy bottle. This makes it easy for babysitters or grandparents to make bottles in a rush rather than trying to give themselves a crash course in powder to water ratios. The water and formula reservoirs have enough space to hold supplies for a day’s worth of bottles or more before they need to be refilled.
Plus, get this: the coolest feature of the Baby Brezza may be the fact that you can start it remotely from your bed in the middle of the night—meaning by the time you finally get out, change the baby’s diaper, and walk to the kitchen, a fresh, warm bottle is waiting for you. Crazy, right?
Details of the Baby Brezza
- Works with almost all powdered formula types
- 3 temperature settings
- Adjustable height accommodates various bottle shapes and sizes
- Produces 2-10 ounces of formula; settings are available in 1-ounce increments
- Can be used just to heat water
- Preps a bottle in about 30 seconds
- Water reservoir holds 50 oz.
- Holds 700 grams of powdered formula
- Removeable, dishwasher-safe water reservoir
- Digital LCD display screen
- Can connect to WifFi so you can start a bottle using your phone
- Requires cleaning every 4 bottles and monthly deep clean
- 5″w x 11″d x 15″h
- 23 pounds
Features to Love
Want to know even more about the Baby Brezza? Here are some of the features we love about the Brezza.
A perfect blend with any powder
One of the many great aspects of the Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced is that it can be used with any type of formula. Anyone who has experimented with different formula types knows that keeping up with proper prep can be confusing.
For example, European formulas often have a different powder-to-water ratio than American formulas. But the Baby Brezza has settings for popular American and European formulas, so it can interchange between both types. It can even be used with thicker formulas like Similac Alimentum, a hypoallergenic option used for babies with colic and reflux.
Customizable, baby-safe temperatures
The Baby Brezza comes with three baby-safe temperature options. You can choose to have your water heated to room temperature, body temperature, or just above body temperature. I love that this offers flexibility for finicky babies, but that all the temperatures are safe and won’t cause a burn.
Any parent who has stressed about making a bottle too hot on accident will appreciate this feature (although, of course, it’s always a good idea to test temperature before giving a bottle to your baby).
Push-button bottles, right from bed
I can’t stress enough the convenience of being able to start your baby’s bottle by clicking a button on your phone. That means you can start it from your bed or while you do a quick diaper change before feeding.
If you’re interested in this level of convenience (and let’s be honest: who isn’t?) be sure to purchase the Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced with Wifi. The free app that comes with the product lets you customize 5 different bottle settings (size and temperature) so that you can always get just the right mix for your little one.
Pros & Cons
Easy to use
Adjustable height for different bottle sizes
Works with most powdered formulas
Requires frequent cleaning every 4 bottles
Sometimes formula can be clumpy
Needs monthly deep clean
Before You Buy
It’s very important to keep in mind that the Baby Brezza should be customized to the brand of formula that you’re using in order to reduce the risk of the bottle not mixing up correctly.
Following the recommended cleaning schedule will also help ensure that bottles are mixed correctly, according to the Baby Brezza owner’s manual.
“You'll need to clean the Brezza's nozzle about every 4 bottles and give it a monthly deep-clean. That means it's not as hands-off as it appears at first."
Speaking of the cleaning schedule…this is one of the major drawbacks of the Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced Formula Dispenser. The manufacturer says that the spout where the formula comes out must be cleaned every four bottles. That means you’ll clean the nozzle 1-2 times each day while feeding the average three-month old. Baby Brezza recommends purchasing a second nozzle so that you can switch the piece out rather than cleaning it on demand. Either way, this requirement—along with the monthly deep cleaning—means that the machine isn’t quite as hands-off as most parents would like.
Finally, many parents online report minor issues like cold bottles or clumpy formula. This might be a matter of learning the settings on the machine, but overall it seems the Baby Brezza does require some work for parents, beyond just pushing a button.
How We Rated the Baby Brezza
It’s difficult to rate the convenience of anything that can help a parent, especially in the middle of the night, but we did rate the Brezza on the following features:
- Universal compatibility
The Baby Brezza gets high marks for universal compatibility and overall quality. However, we did rate the Brezza down based on its relatively high cost, difficulty to clean, and inconsistent function (some parents have complained it doesn’t mix properly).
Most parents will spend money on anything that makes the first year easier. The Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced Formula Dispenser has some drawbacks, including the need for frequent cleaning and the shadow of feeding errors hanging over the machine. Despite that, it seems that most parents who have used the Baby Brezza love the product.
Being able to push a button and know that a warm bottle will be out in less than a minute is a huge relief, especially if you’re holding a crying, hungry baby. Although the Baby Brezza is expensive, this is one piece of baby equipment that you’ll use non-stop during the first year, so it is worth the money you’ll spend.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced Baby Formula Dispenser worth it?
The Baby Brezza can be costly, but it can be used every day throughout a baby’s first year of life. Babies will drink thousands of bottles in their first year alone, so the cost-per-use of the Baby Brezza works out to just pennies.
Can you use any formula with the Baby Brezza?
The Baby Brezza claims to be compatible with “virtually all” powdered formulas. The machine can be used with European formulas (following the specific European guidelines) and thicker formulas like Similac Alimentum.
How long can you leave formula in the Baby Brezza?
The formula contained on the Baby Brezza can hold 700 grams of formula, or enough for 25-50 bottles, depending on their size. That means you’ll have to refill the formula 1-3 times a week, depending on how often your baby eats. The formula container is airtight, so you don’t have to worry about leaving powdered milk in there too long.
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