We are lucky to live in a time when there are so many great baby products that make our lives as parents easier. The Baby Brezza Formula Pro is certainly one of those products. With the touch of a button you can have a perfectly mixed and warmed bottle, amazing, right? We’ve been testing the Formula Pro for the past month and a half so I have lots of good real mom thoughts for you and even better, a GIVEAWAY!
The Baby Brezza Formula Pro is easy to use. Once you are set up you have a mixed and warmed bottle with the touch of a button. You can select a 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 ounce bottle. The bottled is expertly mixed but I always give it a shake for good measure.
Set up is pretty easy. Using the guide card that comes with the instructions you select the right wheel for your formula type. We use Similac Sensitive and any and all brands I have ever heard of were included. The wheel is what accurately dispenses the formula in the bottle so you must use the correct wheel.
It is imperative you follow all instructions on how to use the Formula Pro including that recommendation to clean it daily. Cleaning isn’t difficult but you’ll want to clean the formula dispenser attachment as well as around where the formula is dispensed. Formula can get moist and clog up the pathway so this step is imperative to ensuring your bottles are mixed correctly.
Adjust the drip plate to fit your bottle type and place bottle so the dispenser is nearly in the top of the bottle (see below) – this prevent spills and wasted formula.
I have to admit that I totally considered the Formula Pro a piece of gear that wasn’t really necessary. However, after a couple days of using it I changed my tune. It is so easy to use I really loved being able to make a mess free bottle at the press of a button. Not to mention, have it a comfortable temperature since Margaux, like most babies has always favored warm bottles. I found it especially helpful for those middle of the night wakenings since those are pretty few and far between for us at 9 months. I wished I had it earlier because you don’t have to worry about proper water temperature and actually getting the formula in the bottle with tired eyes!
However, as much as I love the convenience of actually making the bottle the cleaning of the machine can be cumbersome. You really do need to clean the dispenser daily because the as mentioned the humidity from the warm water causes the formula blockages. Inevitably, I would forget to clean it and not realize it until I had a diluted bottle made. I have made enough bottles to know by looking at it when the mixture isn’t right so could tell almost immediately. I realize this is user error but I mention it because it does take some of the ease out of the general use of the Formula Pro.
Of course, it seems obvious you’d want to keep this very clean as it is your child’s food! But the extra cleaning steps do require diligence and I wish there was some sort of sensor to tell you to clean the dispenser areas. Even when I cleaned daily it seems the build up can happen with the just one use so I found myself having checking the “parts” before every mixing to make sure it was going to make a perfect bottle.
At the end of the day my issues with the Formula Pro really come down to user error but realize that a bottle at the touch of a button comes with a certain amount of cleaning and maintenance. And as long as you’re okay with this little bit of maintenance the Formula Pro is a very helpful piece of gear and one that could certainly be considered an essential – especially if you have multiples or multiple children.
The giveaway of the Baby Brezza Formula Pro starts today, October 13th and ends Friday October 17th at 8pm CST. The winner will be chosen at random, contacted via email and have 5 days to claim their prize before another winner is selected.
We would never accept money for a product review but we were sent a Baby Brezza Formula Pro for testing as part of this review. All of the opinions expressed herein are 100% that of The Wise Baby.