March 17, 2017

Born Free Bottle Genius Review

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A year ago we won this awesome formula maker called the Born Free Bottle Genius and after having used it for over two months now, I feel the the need to share how awesome it is! (I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.)

This little machine sits right next to our coffee maker. It makes getting a bottle ready quick and easy! There is no measuring out formula or water, as the machine does that for you. It is preprogrammed to do formula scoops of 8.6-9.0 grams, so Enfamil works great with it. However, you can also program it to do less, which wasn't complicated at all. We also use Similac (which is 8.2 - 8.3 grams per scoop).

The tank holds enough water to do eight 4oz bottles, which is about right from my experience. The tank will also flash blue when it is low and needs refilling. We usually try to avoid this because then you have to stop and fill the tank before you can finish making a bottle, which defeats the purpose of this device, which is making a quick bottle.

It comes with a stand you can place on the scale for shorter bottles (4-5 ounces). For taller bottles (8-9 ounces), you don't need the stand.

The only con we have discovered is that due to the steam being released so close to where the formula is dispensed, sometimes the formula clumps and it clogs the dispenser. The machine lets you know when this happens by beeping and flashing red. We have just made it a thing to check after every other bottle or so. You can easily clean it out with a toothpick though if in a hurry. The thing that is odd is that the manual warns you this can happen, so the company knows it is a problem, yet they didn't bother to find a solution before marketing it other than to have the user clean it periodically.

All the parts are easy to clean and wash, we usually wait till we go through a container of formula before cleaning it (or if changing to a different formula type/brand), so for us it is about every two weeks as we only supplement formula, if you are doing formula only, it claims it holds enough to do 2-3 days and you can only fit about half a container (~22 oz) of formula in it, so that would be 4-6 days to empty a container of formula,

Overall I highly would recommend investing in the Born Free Bottle Genius (retails for around $150) if you are formula feeding. It makes warm bottles in less than a minute, all you have to do is shake the bottle and feed your baby!

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