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Baby Formula Containers: Why They’re Useful & What To Look For

Updated on 5 January 2022 • 19 minute read
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Overview 

If you’re bottle-feeding your little one, a baby formula container can be a handy item to store and transport powdered formula. Many can even be used as a snack storage container.

Baby milk powder formula dispensers come in different types and sizes:

  • Basic dispensers with compartments
  • Stackable formula containers
  • Baby bottle and formula dispenser combo
  • Formula container with a bottle warmer
  • Formula dispenser with mixer

 

Most dispensers are made of food-grade plastic. But some are made of silicone or stainless steel.

Which of these baby food storage containers work best for your needs? What factors should you consider in choosing the best baby formula container? Are there plastic containers with a non-spill twist lid? Find out below.

 

Why Do You Need A Baby Formula Container?

Here are some common uses:

  • Store and transport formula for daycare or other trips away from home
  • Store pre-measured, ready-to-prepare formula for nighttime feedings
  • Store dry snacks if your baby is ready for solid foods

 

Which Baby Formula Container Is The Best? 

Basic Milk Powder Containers

  • Philips Avent Powder Formula Dispenser & Snack Cup
  • Dr. Brown’s Formula Dispenser
  • Boon Tripod Formula Dispenser
  • Skip Hop Easy-Fill Baby Formula Dispenser
  • Joovy Boob Formula Dispenser
  • Munchkin Formula Dispenser Combo Pack
  • Dreambaby Formula Dispenser
  • Parent’s Choice Formula Dispenser
  • Oxo Tot No-Spill Formula Dispenser

 

Stackable Formula Dispensers

  • BEABA Formula And Snack Container
  • ZoLi ON THE GO Formula + Snack Dispenser

 

Milk Powder Box

  • Termichy Baby Formula Dispenser
  • Bebamour Baby Milk Powder Dispenser 

 

Baby Bottle & Formula Dispenser Combo

  • PopYum Anti-Colic Formula Mixer & Dispenser Baby Bottles
  • Tommee Tippee Formula Dispenser
  • The Baby’s Brew Portable Bottle Warmer Pro & Formula Dispenser Set

 

Mixers & Automated Formula Containers

  • Dr. Brown’s Formula Mixing Pitcher
  • Baby Brezza Formula Mixer
  • LivingEZ Smart Formula Mixer

 

Main Similarities & Differences

Similarities

Pros

Most of these baby formula containers have the following features:

  • BPA-free; bisphenol-A is a toxic chemical commonly used in plastic manufacturing (1)
  • Three separate compartments
  • Each section can store enough scoops of formula to prepare an 8-ounce or 9-ounce bottle.
  • Non-removable plastic dividers with snap-on caps
  • Rotatable lids
  • Can be used as a snack container
  • May be used while you’re on the go or for nighttime feedings
  • Dishwasher safe (top rack)

 

Cons

  • Most can’t be put in a sterilizer.

 

Differences 

Philips Avent Powder Formula Dispenser & Snack Cup

  • $8.99
  • May be put in a sterilizer or microwave
  • Removable dividers to convert it into a handy food storage container

 

Dr. Brown’s Formula Dispenser

  • $4.99
  • Sterilizer safe

 

Boon Tripod Formula Dispenser

  • $6.99
  • PVC-free; PVC (polyvinyl chloride) contains toxic chemical additives, including phthalates, cadmium, and lead (2)(3)
  • Tripod design, with legs that can fit narrow and wide bottles
  • No crevices for infant formula to get stuck in

 

Skip Hop Easy-Fill Baby Formula Dispenser

  • $8.00
  • Phthalate-free; phthalates are toxic chemicals that can cause damage to your baby’s liver, lungs, kidneys, and reproductive system (4)
  • Funnel shape compartments

 

Joovy Boob Formula Dispenser

  • $9.99
  • Made of Tritan plastic, an impact-resistant material that can make a product more durable than ordinary plastic (5)

 

Munchkin Formula Dispenser Combo Pack

  • $3.50
  • Two dispensers (3-compartment and single-serve containers)

 

Dreambaby Formula Dispenser

  • $4.99
  • PVC-free

 

Parent’s Choice Formula Dispenser

  • $2.27
  • Phthalate-free
  • Compact and lightweight

 

Oxo Tot No-Spill Formula Dispenser

  • $5.99
  • Free from phthalates and PVC 

 

BEABA Formula And Snack Container

  • $9.95
  • Free from lead and phthalate
  • Covered spout that may help prevent contamination
  • Stackable

 

ZoLi ON THE GO Formula + Snack Dispenser

  • $15
  • Phthalate-free
  • Stackable

 

Termichy Baby Formula Dispenser

  • $9.99
  • Milk box design with silicone handle

 

Bebamour Baby Milk Powder Dispenser 

  • $29.99
  • Double-layer seal design
  • Cute cow design

 

PopYum Anti-Colic Formula Mixer & Dispenser Baby Bottles

  • 9 oz bottle and dispenser, 1-pack: $14.99
  • 5 oz bottle and dispenser, 1-pack: $13.99
  • Free from BPA, phthalates, lead, and PVC
  • Also free from other toxic chemicals such as BPS (bisphenol-S), latex, and PET (polyethylene terephthalate) (6)(7)(8)

 

Tommee Tippee Formula Dispenser

  • 6-pack: $7.29
  • Phthalate-free
  • Space-saving design that fits inside a 9-ounce baby bottle

 

The Baby’s Brew Portable Bottle Warmer Pro & Formula Dispenser Set

  • $85
  • Set with a bottle warmer and a detachable, push-button formula dispenser

 

Continue reading for info about each formula container below.

 

Philips Avent Powder Formula Dispenser And Snack Cup

Price

  • $8.99

 

Best Features & Safety

  • BPA-free
  • Three storage compartments
  • Each section can store enough scoops of formula to prepare a 9-ounce bottle.
  • Flip-top, easy-pour spout with a cap that can ensure accuracy and prevent mess when pouring
  • The plastic divider may keep the formula separate and ready to mix.
  • This baby product can convert into a food storage container by removing the divider.
  • Microwave, sterilizer, and dishwasher safe (top rack)
  • Dimensions: 2 x 3 x 5 inches

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons

  • Formula can spill over to other compartments
  • Some customers complain that this product may be difficult to use.

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews 

I use this in my diaper bag for making bottles on the go. I take this as well as one of the little 8oz water bottles in my bag. I like this because I don’t have to touch the formula in case my hands are dirty. Just turn the dial to the section you want, then pop the top and pour the formula into the bottle.” – Reviewer on Amazon.

Negative Reviews 

I do not feed my son formula so the first feature I tested was to use it as a snack carrier. Where it does hold dry snacks well it is hard to dispense them unless you’re using rice crispies. It doesn’t allow Cheerios or other cracker type snacks to be dispensed by the opening. The entire lid must be removed.” – Reviewer on Philips’ website.

 

Dr. Brown’s Formula Dispenser

Price

  • $4.99

 

Best Features & Safety

  • BPA-free 
  • Three separate compartments 
  • Each section can hold enough formula to prepare a 9-oz bottle
  • Easy-pour spout may fit narrow and wide bottles
  • Secure-snap lid can keep infant formula secured in the container
  • Can convert into a snack container for solid food
  • Sterilizer and dishwasher safe (top rack) 
  • Dimensions: 4.30 x 4.30 x 5.80 inches

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons

  • It may be difficult to turn the lid to switch chambers.

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews 

Okay, must buy! Whether you are on the go or have a middle of the night feeder like I do, this formula dispenser is a must have!” – Reviewer on Dr. Brown’s website.

Negative Reviews 

Bad design. It’s impossible to measure scoops of formula from this. Splitting into three sections has created more problems than solved. The top flip cap is pointless. Formula needs to measured in exact quantity before missing with water – I can’t just pour powder into a bottle directly from this jar using the hole on top so I don’t understand the design at all.” – Reviewer on Amazon.

 

Boon Tripod Formula Dispenser

Price

  • $6.99

 

Best Features & Safety

  • Free from BPA and PVC
  • Three separate compartments 
  • Each section can hold enough formula to prepare an 8-oz bottle
  • Legs can fit narrow and wide bottles
  • Screw-on caps may keep infant formula secured in the container
  • Wide opening for easy filling
  • No crevices for infant formula to get stuck in
  • Works with MIX silicone formula mixers
  • Dishwasher safe (top rack) 
  • Dimensions: ‎7 x 3.75 x 7.5 inches

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons

  • The design can be bulky
  • Some customers complain about the caps being too loose and can accidentally open in the diaper bag, spilling the formula

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews 

GAME CHANGER! Easy to clean, easy and mess free to dispense formula. Waking up at 3am for those bottle feedings gets tough when I can barely keep my eyes open and I tend to spill formula. But the Boon formula dispense has a bottom release that dispenses straight into your baby’s bottle mess free!” – Reviewer on Walmart.

Negative Reviews 

Getting the top lid off and the bottom takes a lot more time one handed and have to make sure not to get any water in the other sides when pouring in and you have to hold one cap while pouring and then put it back on after which is another thing to hold/not lose and I typically doing one handed while holding a baby so this just complicates things.” – Reviewer on Amazon.

 

Skip Hop Easy-Fill Baby Formula Dispenser

Price

  • $8.00

 

Best Features & Safety

  • Phthalate-free and BPA-free 
  • Three separate compartments
  • Each section can hold enough powdered formula to prepare a 9-oz. bottle
  • The mess-free design includes secure caps
  • Funnel shape can make it easy to dispense baby formula right into the bottle.
  • Stay-put caps with a secure snap-on lid
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Compact, easy-to-pack shape
  • Dimensions: 4 x 2.6 x 5.6 inches

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons

  • Some customers complain about the compartments being too small to store enough scoops for 9-oz bottles.

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews 

This formula dispenser has allowed us to save our formula by taking only a small amount out with us at a single time. On top of that it is kept the formula that we do bring out much safer than the original formula containers offer.” – Reviewer on Skip Hop’s website.

Negative Reviews 

I saw this product and thought it would be great. It is okay. I use it for 6 OZ bottles for my son i know that that it would hold enough for when i bump him to 8 OZ. The powder also gets stuck in the funnels and you have to work to get it all out.” – Reviewer on Skip Hop’s website.

 

Joovy Boob Formula Dispenser

Price

  • $9.99

 

Best Features & Safety

  • BPA free material
  • Tritan plastic
  • Three separate compartments
  • Each section can store enough formula for an 8-oz bottle
  • Pour spout design that may be ideal for mess-free formula preparation
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 5 inches

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons

  • It’s BPA-free. But products made of Tritan plastic can have toxic chemicals with estrogenic activity that can affect your baby’s reproductive system. These can be activated after exposure to UV radiation or heat. (5)
  • If you choose this formula container, avoid exposure to heat or sunlight.

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews 

The material is strong and durable. I’ve dropped it before and it shows no signs of cracking. I like the shape because unlike some other flat/wide dispensers it fits well inside of a double bottle bag with a bottle. It has never come open on its own and seems to move from chamber to chamber quite well. I haven’t seen any powder move between the chambers which is important.” – Reviewer on Joovy’s website.

Negative Reviews 

I boiled everything to sanitize and after a short boil the lid does not stay on the container at all. It takes little to no effort to pull the entire lid off. You can’t open the flip top as if to pour the contents because the entire lid falls off.” – Reviewer on Joovy’s website.

 

Munchkin Formula Dispenser Combo Pack

Price

  • Two containers (single-serve and 3-compartment dispensers): $3.50

 

Best Features & Safety

  • BPA-free plastic container
  • One dispenser has three separate compartments
  • The other is a single-serve dispenser
  • Sections or chambers can hold enough formula for an 8-ounce bottle.
  • Snapping lid can keep formula secure from leaks
  • Dishwasher safe (top rack)
  • Dimensions (inches): 5.5 * 5.5 * 3.25 

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons

  • It’s marketed as dishwasher safe, but some customers complain about the container melting in the dishwasher.
  • Formula may spill to other compartments.

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews 

My wife loves it! She bought this for 2 reasons. Reason #1: this is great for traveling this is perfect instead of bringing the whole baby formula container just fill up the 3 compartments each fit just the right amount for a full serving. Reason #2: this comes with a small separate mini container that hold the perfect amount for 1 bottle what we do with this is before going to bed we leave this small container right next to the bottle and a water bottle right next to that and then when the baby wakes up in middle of the night all you have to do is fill the bottle with water and just empty the formula that you have in this small container! it really makes a difference at 4 AM lol.” – Reviewer on Amazon.

Negative Reviews 

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO WASH OR STERILIZE THIS WITH VERY HOT WATER. When I first received this formula dispenser, I put it in a pan of hot water to sterilize (as I would bottles/nipples/pacifiers). The cup (bottom part) shrank a bit in the hot water, but the lid (top) did not–maybe they are two different kinds of plastic because they are different colors? So the lid is now too big for the cup and will not snap on or stay sealed. I tried putting the lid back into the hot water for an extended time, hoping it would shrink enough to fit the cup again, but it did not. – Reviewer on Amazon.

 

Dreambaby Formula Dispenser

Price

  • $4.99

 

Best Features & Safety

  • Free from PVC and BPA
  • Three separate compartments
  • Each section can hold enough formula for an 8-oz bottle
  • Snap-on lid fits securely and can help keep the formula fresh
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Dishwasher safe (top rack)
  • Dimensions: ‎7.7 x 2.5 x 5.5 inches

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons

  • The snap-on lid may be difficult to open.

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews 

We have 3 different brands of formula containers and this one is one of my favorites. The tommee tippee one is almost too small now that we’ve moved him up on formula so we needed to get more and the dreambaby one holds 6scoops formula with 2scoops rice cereal and could even fit more if needed in each 3 compartment. Its a tad bigger than his other brand but takes up way less room in diaper bag since its actually 3 in one. The lid is a little difficult to get off but I guess that just means its on there securely, but other than that its perfect for us.” – Reviewer on Amazon.

Negative Reviews 

The lid is soooo hard to take off and some formula stays inside to get it all out u have to bang really hard i hated it and had to buy a diffrent one! That works way better.” – Reviewer on Walmart.

 

Parent’s Choice Formula Dispenser

Price

  • $2.27

 

Best Features & Safety

  • Free BPA and phthalates
  • Three separate compartments
  • Each section can hold enough formula for a 9-oz bottle
  • Flip-top lid can make bottle preparation easy
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Dishwasher safe (top rack)
  • Dimensions: 3.70 x 5.09 x 6.18 inches

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons

  • Some customers pointed out that switching to other compartments requires opening the lid, which may increase the risk of contamination or spillage.

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews 

Believe it or not, not all formula dispensers are created equal. This one has an opening wide enough to dispense quickly and easily. We have 2 in circulation and use them with our Avent bottles.” – Reviewer on Walmart.

Negative Reviews 

Emptying the formula from a compartment requires multiple hard taps, and holding the container up to a light source to confirm the compartment is emptied. I would have saved time and effort by sticking to the scoop in the formula container. Additionally moving the opening to a different compartment requires removing the lid, running the risk of dropping, and spilling formula.” – Reviewer on Walmart.

 

Oxo Tot No-Spill Baby Formula Dispenser

Price

  • $5.99

 

Best Features & Safety

  • Free from BPA, phthalates, and PVC
  • Three storage compartments
  • Each section can hold enough scoops of powdered formula for 9 oz. bottles
  • Rotatable lid with swivel cap
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Dimensions (in inches): 5.5 x 5.5 x 3.3

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons

  • Some customers complain that the formula may spill into other compartments.

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews 

What a life-saver this product is! Didn’t realize how much I need it until I got it. Makes prepping bottles one-handed a complete cinch! I know there are a lot of similar products out there. This is the only one I’ve tried but there’s not one thing that I would change about it. I feel safe dispensing the contents of this formula container into my baby’s bottles knowing that the contents transferred are accurate and reliable.” – Reviewer on Amazon.

Negative Reviews 

I had measured out two scoops of formula for each of the three compartments. When I pulled it out of the backpack, all the levels were unequal! The formula had somehow shifted around inside and I had to use a plastic spoon at a restaurant to try and level them all out, eyeballing what I thought would be about equal. It was stressful and messy! This item works great if you keep it level at all times (so don’t let it bounce around a diaper bag) and remember to put the two tiny lines on the cover around one of the compartment walls.” – Reviewer on Amazon.

 

BEABA Formula And Snack Container

Price

  • $9.95

 

Best Features & Safety

  • Free from BPA, lead, and phthalate
  • Three separate containers, which can be stacked in any order
  • Non-spill twist lid
  • Covered spout that may help prevent contamination
  • May be used as a baby formula dispenser or snack cup
  • Convenient handle
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Dimensions: 9.6 x 3.1 x 3.1 inches

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons

  • May be bulky
  • Some customers complained about the difficulty in fitting the sections together while stacking the containers.

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews 

I bought this as a way of preparing formula quickly especially during the night. All you need to do is measure, and dump in the bottle with pre measured water! its also so convenient to bring on trips or outings.” – Reviewer on buybuy BABY.

Negative Reviews 

My other issue is that the threading which connects the sections is not the easiest. I have found myself fighting to screw the sections together every time I used it. The plastic threading is not smooth and when the formula get stuck on it, it makes it that much harder to screw together. Needless to say, I don’t use it anymore.” – Reviewer on Amazon.

 

ZoLi ON THE GO Formula + Snack Dispenser

Price

  • $15

    

Best Features & Safety

  • BPA and phthalate-free
  • Four stackable containers
  • Each container can hold up to 4 oz of baby formula
  • Easy-to-pour spout
  • May also be used as a snack cup
  • Dimensions (in inches): 3.25 x 3.25 x 8.75 

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons

  • Some parents think it’s too bulky
  • Costs more than the other plastic formula containers

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews 

I am so in love!!! I used this to store individual servings of formula when my daughter was an infant and I am still using it now, only for snacks this time. As she got older I was able to switch its purpose and now instead of powdered formula, I keep 4 different types of snacks. Any mommy knows a toddler doesn’t ever want the same snack twice so I have a few options on hand at anytime with this nifty little helper.” – Reviewer on Amazon.

Negative Reviews 

You can’t get formula out. it spilled all over the place and had to throw out the bottles.” – Reviewer on Amazon.

 

Termichy Baby Formula Dispenser

Price

  • $9.99

 

Best Features & Safety

  • Food-grade polypropylene plastic
  • BPA-free
  • Handy milk powder container
  • Buckle design with a silicone seal in the inner lid to ensure airtightness 
  • Spaced layers for spoons and formula
  • Milk powder storage box with a 16.9 oz capacity
  • May be used as a food storage container or snack cup for dry food
  • Silicone handle for easy carrying
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Sterilizing can be easy with its box design.
  • Dimensions: ‎5.28 x 4.17 x 4.13 inches

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons

  • Smaller scoop than those that come with the formula may cause some confusion.
  • Heavy lid can cause the milk box to fall over unless it’s full

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews 

Game changer, I normally have to walk around with two 12 0z One for formula and cereal. They would take up so much space and sometimes mess the bag up cause the lid isn’t that secured. Plus it holds almost all of the 12.4oz tin so that’s half the big tin. Only difference is the scoop measures less than the reg spoon which is approx. half of 1. So 2 scoops of this makes 1 of the reg.” – Reviewer on Amazon.

Negative Reviews 

Scoop included is not like the one provided by most formula companies. Scoop from company does not fit in the storage space provided if you place it in the bin with the formula it is like dealing with the formula container anyway. If you place it on a table open while you scoop 9/10 it’ll tip over spilling formula. And not to mention seal is not secure allowing moisture into the contains which dries up formula leaving it clumpy and hardens at the bottom.” – Reviewer on Amazon.

 

Bebamour Baby Milk Powder Dispenser 

Price

  • $29.99

 

Best Features & Safety

  • Non-toxic and odorless material
  • BPA-free
  • Cute cow design
  • Formula box that can store up to 15.2 oz of milk powder or around 46 scoops of formula
  • Measuring spoon (about 5 grams per spoon)
  • Double-layer seal design
  • Airtight to better prevent the formula powder from spilling or getting contaminated
  • Can be used as a snack container 
  • Dimensions: ‎7.68 x 6.06 x 4.17 inches

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Bulky
  • Milk box design doesn’t let you store pre-measured formula for easy bottle preparation on the go

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews 

This multi purpose container is in the shape of an adorable cow. It has a 450ml capacity and a wrist strap for easy carrying. It comes with a scooper and an inner removable leveler so it’s great for formula use.” – Reviewer on Amazon.

Negative Reviews 

I have it ready to go in my diaper bag but have not used it yet. It is very big and bulky though. I do wish it was smaller.” – Reviewer on Amazon.

 

PopYum Anti-Colic Formula Mixer & Dispenser Baby Bottles

Price

  • 9 oz bottle and dispenser, 1-pack: $14.99
  • 9 oz bottles and dispenser, 2-pack: $25.99
  • 9 oz bottles and dispenser, 3-pack: $35.99
  • 5 oz bottle and dispenser, 1-pack: $13.99
  • 5 oz bottles and dispenser, 2-pack: $23.99
  • 5 oz bottles and dispenser, 3-pack: $32.99

 

Best Features & Safety

  • Free from BPA, phthalates, lead, and PVC
  • Also free from other toxic chemicals such as BPS (bisphenol-S), latex, and PET (polyethylene terephthalate)
  • Medical-grade silicone and premium PP (polypropylene) material
  • Formula dispenser can store enough formula to prepare the bottle (5 oz or 9 oz)
  • Funnel designed to stop formula from falling down the water chamber
  • One-hand formula preparation
  • To prepare your baby’s bottle, you can simply press the buttons and shake the container a few times.
  • Bottle may also be used to store breast milk or water
  • Anything you store at the bottle remains isolated from the nipple and anti-colic vent until you press the buttons to release the agitator.
  • Dishwasher safe (top rack)
  • Dimensions (in inches): ‎2.8 x 2.8 x 5.8 

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons

  • The formula might slowly leak into the water when constantly shaken in the diaper bag.

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews 

I think this is an excellent bottle for any new parent. Night time feeds are so much easier when you know that you dont need to premix the powder or concentrate into the bottle and worry about it expiring in an hour. I simply placed the ingredients separately in the bottle warmer and as soon as my baby was ready to feed, I popped it and mixed it. Ready in an instant. Life saver. I would definitely recommend it. Both thumbs up.” – Reviewer on Amazon

Negative Reviews 

Worked great for a few weeks but then we started to notice that every bottle got accidentally mixed a little bit just by being in our baby bag. Once it’s mixed it’s unusable. So, these are great if they’re sitting on a counter completely untouched, but that’s not realistic… In a baby bag, they are virtually unusable.” – Reviewer on Amazon.

 

Tommee Tippee Formula Dispenser

Price

  • 6-pack: $7.29

 

Best Features & Safety

  • Phthalate-free
  • BPA-free 
  • Individual containers
  • Each one can hold up to eight scoops of formula
  • Space-saving design, with each container fitting inside a 9-ounce baby bottle
  • Dimensions (inches): ‎6.5 * 4.5 * 2.5

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons

  • The containers may be too small to fit enough formula for a 9-oz bottle.

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews 

What I love about this is it fits right into the tommee tippiee bottles, so you don’t have to carry anything bulky to transport your formula. You can put the water in the bottle and the formula in this, and then in the bottle to keep them separated until you are ready to feed. Then once you want to mix them the little too comes out and makes a small spout to pour the formula in without spilling it all over. It’s great to just be able to take out a bottle and have everything you need without additional containers. For me this holds 3 scoops for formula (but that’s about the max).” – Reviewer on Amazon.

Negative Reviews 

The description states that these are big enough to fit formula for 8 ounces which is 8 scoops but they only fit 6 scoops. I tried putting 8 scoops but then the lid doesn’t fit on!” – Reviewer on Amazon.

 

The Baby’s Brew Portable Bottle Warmer Pro And Formula Dispenser Set

Price

  • $85

 

Best Features & Safety

  • Stainless steel
  • Set with a bottle warmer and detachable formula dispenser
  • Push-button formula dispenser (a push will dispense one scoop of formula)
  • Leak-proof design
  • Cordless, battery-powered bottle warmer 
  • Four lithium-ion batteries (with 8-12 hour battery life)
  • Portable device with a charging cord
  • Slow-heat technology (adjustable temperature function)
  • Can keep water warm for 8-12 hours
  • Can fit most wide-neck bottle brands
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Dimensions: 7.44 x ‎8.94 x 3.5 inches

 

Product Recall

  •  None

 

Cons

  • Requires 3A power adapter (doesn’t come with purchase) 
  • Requires bottle adapters (for non-compatible bottles)
  • More expensive than other formula dispensers (because of the bottle warmer)

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews 

We absolutely love this product! As a new mom I was struggling with wanting to go places but not looking forward to the hassle of finding warm water to heat up a bottle.” – Reviewer on Amazon.

Negative Reviews 

PLEASE SAVE YOUR MONEY! I was excited about this product until I got it. It is complete trash! It barely gets your baby bottle warm. And most importantly IT WON’T HOLD A CHARGE!!!! I keep this thing on the charger all night, and wake up and it’s still only at 20 or 40%.” – Reviewer on Amazon.

 

Summary & Recommendation 

These products can be used as containers to store and transport infant formulas. But which one should you choose for your baby’s needs?

Here are our recommendations:

 

Choose Philips Avent Powder Formula Dispenser and Snack Cup ($8.99) if you:

  • Prefer one that can be put in a sterilizer or microwave
  • Want one with removable dividers to easily convert it into a handy food storage container

 

Choose Dr. Brown’s Formula Dispenser ($4.99) if you:

  • Prefer one that’s sterilizer safe but more budget-friendly

 

Choose Boon Tripod Formula Dispenser ($6.99) if you:

  • Prefer a PVC-free and lead-free container
  • Want one with a tripod design and no crevices for infant formula to get stuck in

 

Choose Skip Hop Easy-Fill Baby Formula Dispenser ($8.00) if you:

  • Prefer a phthalate-free container
  • Want one with funnel shape compartments

 

Choose Joovy Boob Formula Dispenser ($9.99) if you:

  • Prefer one made of Tritan plastic

 

Choose Munchkin Formula Dispenser Combo Pack ($3.50) if you:

  • Prefer having two different styles of dispensers (3-compartment and single-serve containers)

 

Choose Dreambaby Formula Dispenser ($4.99) if you:

  • Prefer a PVC-free container

 

Choose Parent’s Choice Formula Dispenser ($2.27) if you:

  • Want a budget-friendly formula container 
  • Prefer one that’s phthalate-free 
  • Are looking for a compact and lightweight container

 

Choose Oxo Tot No-Spill Formula Dispenser ($5.99) if you: 

  • Prefer a container free from phthalates and PVC

 

Choose BEABA Formula And Snack Container ($9.95) if you:

  • Want a stackable container 
  • Prefer one free from lead and phthalate
  • Need a container with a covered spout that may help prevent contamination

 

Choose ZoLi ON THE GO Formula + Snack Dispenser ($15) if you:

  • Prefer a phthalate-free container 
  • Want a stackable dispenser
  • Don’t mind the higher price tag

 

Choose Termichy Baby Formula Dispenser ($9.99) if you:

  • Prefer a milk box design with a silicone handle

 

Choose Bebamour Baby Milk Powder Dispenser ($29.99) if you:

  • Prefer a milk box with a double-layer seal design
  • Like the cute cow design
  • Don’t mind that it’s pricey

 

Choose PopYum Anti-Colic Formula Mixer & Dispenser Baby Bottles (around $14.99) if you:

  • Prefer a 2-in-1 bottle and formula dispenser
  • Want one free from BPA, phthalates, lead, and PVC
  • Prefer one certified to be free from other toxic chemicals like BPS, latex, and PET 

 

Choose Tommee Tippee Formula Dispenser (6-pack: $7.29) if you:

  • Prefer one that’s phthalate-free 
  • Are looking for a space-saving design that can fit inside a 9-ounce baby bottle

 

Choose The Baby’s Brew Portable Bottle Warmer Pro & Formula Dispenser Set ($85) if you:

  • Prefer a set with a bottle warmer and a push-button formula dispenser

 

Factors To Consider In Choosing A Baby Formula Container

  • Safety (BPA-free
  • Versatility
  • Number of compartments
  • Ease of use
  • Airtight with less migration
  • Ease of cleaning

 

FAQs

Can I Put Baby Formula In A Container?

Ideally, you should keep the formula in its original container or tub to reduce the risk of contamination. But that can also be impractical at times, especially if you’re just going to be out for a few hours and only need to prepare a few bottles.

In such cases, you can put the baby formula in a container. But wash your hands and make sure the container is clean and dry.

 

Can I Make Baby Formula In Bulk?

Yes. Formula pitchers can be a useful tool in preparing baby formula in bulk. If your baby needs to drink milk every three to four hours, you can prepare around six to eight bottles in advance. 

Just ensure that the formula you prepare in advance is put in the fridge immediately.

You can only keep premade formula for up to 24 hours in the fridge as a general rule. Discard any leftovers or unused formulas. (9)

 

How Long Can You Keep Formula In A Container?

Opened formula in its original container can be used within one month of opening. (9)

If you transfer the formula into a different container, there’s no guarantee that it can last up to one month. Make sure the dispenser is clean and dry before transferring any formula.

If possible, use it within 24 hours.

 

Can You Use The Same Bottle For Multiple Feedings?

No. It might be difficult to keep track of the time when the first formula was prepared. Dangerous pathogens can quickly grow in leftover formula and make your baby sick. Discard any leftovers and prepare a fresh bottle for the next feeding.

 

How Do You Prepare Bottles For Night Feeds?

Some parents prefer to prepare bottles in advance for night feeds. You can prepare these using a formula mixer and store them in the fridge. Before each feed, you can warm the bottle for a few minutes. Never keep the premade formula at room temperature for nighttime feedings.

Another option is to prepare bottles filled with water and pre-measure formula in a dispenser. When it’s time to feed, you can simply mix the pre-measured formula and water. 

This may be a safer and easier way to prepare a bottle because there’s no need to warm it before giving it to your baby.

 

 

 

REFERENCES

(1) https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/bpa/faq-20058331

(2) https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/opmrdd/health/pvc.html

(3) https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lead-poisoning/symptoms-causes/syc-20354717

(4) https://noharm-uscanada.org/issues/us-canada/phthalates-and-dehp

(5) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24886603/

(6) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7071457/

(7) https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/latex-allergy/symptoms-causes/syc-20374287

(8) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28365455/

(9) https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/formulafeed-storing.html

 

 

 

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