Advantages of having a top-quality wipe warmer
A baby wipe warmer makes a great addition to every nursery and opting for a top-quality one means that you can keep your baby’s wipes warm to an optimal temperature while retaining all their original moisture. Besides providing your little one with extra comfort during diaper changes, warm wipes are also a good choice for cleaning your baby’s hands and face after meals or for cleaning down a play area. Unlike in the case of cold wipes, the warmer liquid evaporates more quickly to make cleanup a breeze.
Features to consider when choosing a wipe warmer
There are multiple features to consider when shopping for a wipe warmer, and the guide below details the most important of them, including weight, dimensions, safety, types of wipes and wipes capacity and more.
Type of wipes and wipe capacity
The two main types of baby wipes available on the market are disposable and cloth wipes. Most of the wipe warmers available out there are only compatible with disposable wipes, but you can also find models that work with reusable wipes, such as our budget choice, the Prince Lionheart Warmies Wipes Warmer.
Washable baby wipes are a good alternative to disposable ones because they are chemical free, they save you money in the long run, and they are a better choice for protecting the environment.
However, disposable wipes are hassle-free and widely available in all stores. When it comes to the capacity of the wipe warmers, many models can store up to 100 wipes, but they may only warm the first 15 of 20 at a time. Models that are suitable for reusable wipes can generally store up to 20 cloth wipes at a time.
A changing light can be a useful feature for those moments you need to change your baby at night. This is because wipe warmers often have a discreet night lamp that doesn’t disturb your baby. Even though this is not really a necessity in a wipe warmer, it’s often a nice addition.
Not all wipe warmers use the same type of mechanism to heat up baby wipes. Some of them were from the top, while others generated from the bottom. As a rule of thumb, you generally get the same results with both types of heating mechanisms. Models that heat wipes from the bottom usually have a moist pillow or sponge that may need to be replaced from time to time.
The dimensions of a wipe warmer are important mostly when it comes to travelling, as you will want it to be as portable as possible. However, if you only need to use it in your home, then dimensions are not that crucial of an aspect. Make sure that the wipe warmer you choose fits comfortably on your changing table and in your baby bag if you plan to take it outside the home.
Just like in the case of dimensions, weight is only important if you plan on taking the wipe warmer outside the home. They wipe warmers that we reviewed above weigh about 2.6 lbs., with only the Lilmonki Wet Wipe Warmer and Dispenser going over the 3.5 lbs. mark.
The length of the power cord is important because you need to reach the plug comfortably. Some models come with a detachable power port for extra portability, whereas others work with a USB charging cable that you can hook up to your phone charger. If you plan on using the wipe warmer while travelling, look for a model that comes with a car charger as well.
When shopping for a wipe warmer, you need to make sure it meets all safety standards so you can maintain impeccable hygiene for your baby’s sensitive skin.
Look for a model made from safe materials that are BPA-free, such as the Lilmonki Wet Wipe Warmer and Dispenser, for example. Moreover, look at the mechanisms employed for warming the wipes to make sure they meet all safety standards.
Lifetime warranty is a common occurrence with baby wipe warmers, but some models only offer a one-year warranty. Opt for the lifetime choice especially if you think of expanding your family in the future or if you want to pass the item along to members of the family or friends.