How to Use the Munchkin Bottle Warmer

By Rebecca Blackburn

The Munchkin Bottle Warmer warms bottles in only about five minutes. It fits bottles of all different sizes and types, including regular, angled, disposable and wide-mouth bottles. It also heats different-sized jars of food. The Munchkin Bottle Warmer seals in nutrients and heats liquids and foods quickly and evenly with no hot spots. The bottle warmer automatically shuts off once the cycle is complete, and an alarm sounds to let you know bottles or jars are ready.

Plug in bottle warmer to wall outlet. Once green light appears, remove measuring cup from holder and fill with water. Fill water to line A for 4-ounce bottles at room temperature, 5-ounce bottles at room temperature and 9-ounce bottles at room temperature. Fill water to line B for 8-ounce bottles at room temperature, 9-ounce refrigerated bottles and 2.5-ounce food jars at room temperature. Fill to line C for 4-ounce refrigerated bottles, 5-ounce refrigerated bottles and 4-ounce food jars at room temperature. Fill to line D for 8-ounce refrigerated bottles and 6-ounce food jars at room temperature.

Pour pre-measured water into the warming chamber. Be careful not to overfill or not enough; using too much or too little water will affect the temperature the bottle is heated to. Place lift-out basket inside warming chamber and then place bottle or jar into basket.

Press the “on” button and wait for indicator light to glow, indicating the warming cycle has begun. When the warming cycle is complete, four beeps will chime and the indicator light will turn green. Remove the jar or bottle immediately; the heating system will turn off automatically. Allow bottle warmer to cool for at least three minutes before using it again.

Disinfect pacifiers by placing in the pacifier cleaning basket and cover with the lid. Fill water to line C and pour into warming chamber. Place pacifier cleaning basket in warming chamber and turn on bottle warmer.

Allow bottle warmer to cool completely before cleaning. Wipe surface with a cloth or sponge using soap followed by water; do not submerge bottle warmer in water. Clean measuring cup, baskets and lid either in the dishwasher or with soap and water. Every four weeks pour a mixture of 2 ounces of vinegar and 4 ounces of water into warming chamber and wait for limescale deposits to dissolve. Rinse out with water.

Tip

Size, shape and starting temperature of bottle affects how quickly the bottle is warmed.

Warning

Always test the temperature of the food or liquid before feeding baby. Do not place hands on or near warming chamber during or immediately after use. Pour out excess water and keep bottle warmer unplugged when not in use.

About the Author

Rebecca Blackburn began writing professionally in 2006. Her writing has been featured in the University of Central Florida Counseling Clinic handbook. Blackburn has a Bachelor of Arts degree in legal studies and a Master of Arts degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Central Florida.