Best Baby Formula Dispensers and Mixers of 2021

Posted by Jane Springston on

Being a parent won’t ever be easy, but we do have many handy tools available to us these days that simplify some of the little things that often put us over the edge. Like, there are some days where you’re just one spill away from being completely overwhelmed, amiright? I think we’ve all been there. That’s why if you can, you want to get your hands on the gadgets that can make your life just a tad easier. Feeding time is a great place to start, which is why we’re talking formula dispensers and mixers today.

So whether you’re looking for a way to prep several bottles of clump-free formula at once, make a bottle on the go, or find a way to dispense formula into a bottle and heat it in one fell swoop, we have you covered. Read on to find out or top recommendations for the tools that make formula bottle prep as easy as can be.

All-in-One Formula Dispenser, Mixer, and Warmer Options

We can’t get over how convenient these gadgets are that allow you to prep a bottle from start to finish. Each has its own special characteristics, but essentially these formula/dispenser/warmer combos allow you to get your baby’s bottle prepped from start to finish so you’ll be ready with a bottle at your baby’s first sign of hunger. And though they may be a bit more of an investment than the stand-alone mixers or dispensers, we are confident that you’ll find the functionality they offer make it worth the extra cost.  

The Baby’s Brew Portable Bottle Warmer

The world’s first battery-powered bottle warmer not only makes bottle warming on the go a cinch, it also has a formula dispenser included - making bottle prep easier than you ever imagined it could be. With a warmer that holds a charge for up to 12 hours and a formula dispenser that holds up to 150 grams of formula (or about 18 scoops worth) you’ll have everything you need to prepare a day of bottles while out and about. Having the Baby’s Brew with you means you’ll never have to ask for warm water again and you can have your baby’s ready to go at their first sign of hunger.

Other notable features include:

  • Fits most popular bottle brands (adapters available for other brands)
  • Funnel-shaped dispenser designs minimizes spilling
  • Choose from four temperatures for the perfectly warmed bottle 
  • Select desired temperature with the push of a button
  • Slow-heat technology safely warms a bottle in 5 - 10 minutes
  • Dispenses one scoop of formula for each push on the dispenser
  • Leak-proof design
  • Can be purchased without the formula dispenser if it is not needed 

Baby Brezza Formula Pro

Where the Baby’s Brew is the perfect for formula prep on the go (and works great at home as well), think of the Baby Brezza Formula Pro as a sidekick to your Keurig in the kitchen. You get your favorite warm drink at the push of a button, and so does your baby. By far the priciest on the list, this one definitely falls in the “nice to have” category if you can swing it. With everything automated right there for you, there’s a reason it’s a gadget that parents find is worth the splurge.

Other notable features include:

  • Automatically makes a warm bottle of formula
  • Customizable mixing system allows you to choose from 3 temperature setting and number of ounces of formula you need (between 2 and 10 ounces)
  • Can choose between formula/water dispensing or just water
  • Can be used with almost all formulas and bottles
  • Comes in three colors: white, silver and rose gold
  • Removable water tank is dishwasher-safe

Infant Formula Mixers

We all know how convenient batch-prepping meals can be, so it’s not surprising that some companies caught on to this same method with formula prep. Though these mixers don’t have the same all-in-one functionality as the gadgets above, they do allow you to prep several bottles at one time. 

In our article, “Best 9 Products for a Working Mom with a New Baby,” we listed this item as a must-have. But the truth is, these are great for a parent who stays home with a baby, too. Instead of mixing a bottle for each feed, you can already have the bottles ready to go in the fridge.

The capacity of each of the following mixer recommendations is right in line with the recommendation to use refrigerated formula within 24 hours. 

RELATED: How to Prepare Baby Formula Safely

Dr. Brown’s Formula Mixing Pitcher

So many parents out the love this simple gadget. It seems like such a simple concept, but one that was missing for far too long. This formula mixing pitcher from Dr. Brown’s allows the user to manually mix multiple bottles’ worth of clump-free formula at once with its unique mixing blades. This is the perfect solution to prepping your baby’s bottles in advance instead of spending the extra time to do it one-by-one throughout the day.

Other notable features include:

  • Prepares and stores up to 32 ounces of water/formula
  • Adjustable stopper keeps the mixing blade from lifting above the liquid which reduces air bubbles
  • Spill-free locking lid
  • No-drip spout for easy pouring
  • BPA free

Baby Brezza Electric One Step Formula Mixer Pitcher

The main difference between this Baby Brezza Pitcher and the Dr. Brown’s is that this one is motorized. Instead of needing to mix by hand, the battery-operated Baby Brezza works its blending magic at the push of a button. While its preparing multiple bottles’ worth of clump-free formula for your little one, you can be checking something else off of your to-do list. 

Other notable features include:

  • Prepares and stores up to 28 ounces of water/formula
  • Removes air bubbles and clumps for perfectly mixed formula
  • No-drip spout for easy pouring
  • Spill-free locking lid
  • Only 3 parts to clean and is dishwasher-safe
  • Can be used to mix other drinks after your baby has outgrown formula
  • BPA free

Formula Dispensers

There are a lot of formula dispensers out there and most of them have a similar design. We picked the following two since they have something a bit unique about making them the best choices for simplifying formula bottle prep on the go or in the middle of the night. The low price points of these simple gadgets make them a no-brainer for busy parents (which is all of us!)

Philips AVENT Formula Dispenser and Snack Cup

You’ll find that most formula dispensers have a similar design to this one from Philips AVENT, but what makes this one different is that the divider inside can be taken out. That means once your baby has grown out of the bottle stage, you can use it for snacks instead. And we are all about products that have a dual purpose and grow with your baby. 

Other notable features include:

  • Holds up to 9 ounces of formula in three separate compartments
  • Rotating cap makes it easy to pour from one compartment
  • Dishwasher safe, microwaveable and can be sterilized
  • BPA free

Skip Hop Easy-Fill Formula Dispenser

Like the Phlips AVENT, the Skip Hop Formula Dispenser holds up to 9 oz. of powdered formula in three separate compartments, but the design looks much different. The unique design of this one allows you to place the dispenser you need straight into your bottle and acts like a funnel. This mess-free design will ensure that all of your baby’s powdered formula ends up in your baby’s bottle!

Other notable features include:

  • Stay-put caps and secure snap-on lid
  • Compact and easy to pack
  • Easy to clean and Dishwasher safe
  • BPA free

Make Life Easier With Formula Bottle Prep Gadgets

Making bottles seems easy enough but when you're having to prep up to 8 -12 of them per day, that time adds up. Any of the above mixers, warmers, and dispensers will cut that time down so you can spend those precious minutes snuggling your baby instead.


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