When your baby is hungry, you know it! Those hangry cries are insistent, and if you’re formula-feeding, you want to get a bottle mixed up ASAP to soothe and nourish your little one. Measuring and mixing powdered formula isn’t hard, of course, but when you’re sleep deprived and eager to make baby’s sobs stop (how is that noise so excruciating?!), it can seem like an insurmountable task to quickly portion out the right amount. And for feedings on the go? Parents have enough to lug around in a diaper bag without adding a giant canister of powder, amirite?
Luckily, a baby formula dispenser can easily solve that dilemma. Whether you’re in a rush at home, headed out with baby for a few hours, or making a full day’s journey, formula dispensers will make bottle feedings a breeze. These compact, easy-to-transport containers allow you to portion out and separate between one to three servings of powder formula for quick and convenient bottle preparation.
When shopping for formula dispensers, consider how many and what size bottles you’ll want to pre-measure powder for so you can select the right option. Most have snap-tight lids and easy-pour spouts to prevent messes, and many can be re-purposed into snack cups when your little one is ready for finger foods.
We’ve rounded up the best formula dispensers so parents can relax about feedings at home and on the go. Check out the options below, find the best one for your family, and fill up baby’s belly, stat!
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1. OXO Tot No-Spill Formula Dispenser with Swivel Lid
This compact dispenser from OXO Tot has three compartments that each hold enough powdered formula for a 9-ounce bottle. To access, simply turn the lid until it clicks into the desired compartment and lift the cap. The cap conveniently swivels and stays out of the way for one handed pouring. The clear body has indents for comfortable handling and allows you to easily see which compartments are full. Rounded corners on the inside of the dispenser ensure all the formula easily pours out and none gets stuck in crevices. And when your little one gets too big for bottles, the dispenser can also hold oatmeal, rice cereal, or snacks for munching on the go.
2. Munchkin Formula Dispenser Combo Pack
Munchkin’s formula dispenser combo pack comes with one single-serve dispenser and one three-serving dispenser with a rotating lid to help with all your formula making and dispensing needs. Both dispensers have snap-tight lids and easy-pour spouts for fast and mess-free preparation. Each compartment holds an 8-ounce single serving.
3. Philips Avent Powder Formula Dispenser and Snack Cup
Keep formula fresh and contained while on the go with this handy dispenser. With compartments for three 9-ounce pre-measured formula feeds and a rotating cap that prevents powder spilling into the other compartment shells, it’s especially great for travel. And when formula feedings are done, it converts into a handy snack cup. Even better, it’s microwave- and dishwasher safe and comes in three colors: gray, pink, and blue.
4. Dr. Brown’s Formula Dispenser
This formula dispenser from Dr. Brown’s holds enough formula to make three 8-ounce bottles. When you’re out-and-about, the secure snap-on lid keeps contents safe from spills, while the An easy-pour spout makes it simple to prep a bottle when it’s time to feed baby. Choose from pink and blue options.