The Kiinde firm was based by two MIT engineers (and dads) who envisioned a possibility to enhance toddler feeding through a novel bottle hotter. From there, the lineup expanded to an entire system that features the Kiinde Squeeze child bottle whose Kiinde Twist Pouch hooks as much as any breast pump through a wide range of adapters for direct pump-to-pouch expression. The uniquely designed Kiinde Keeper accents the system with a freezer storage resolution designed to keep away from bag puncture.
Well being and Security
The Kiinde Kozii earned an exceptionally excessive rating for well being and security. The warming chart with really useful settings helps to keep away from overheating.
An progressive characteristic of the Kozii is an inner convection pump that sends water out of the reservoir to movement across the container. There’s an overflow valve on the prime the place water flows again into the reservoir ought to the unit be stuffed greater than the “Full” indicator. At auto shut-off, water drains again into its reservoir, which implies warmth is faraway from the bottle when it shuts off, and customers are much less prone to contact heat water. Nevertheless, like different heaters, if the warmth is ready too excessive, the Kozi can overheat milk.
The Kozii does not have an finish of cycle beep; the timer has a “ticking” noise for 30 seconds on the finish of the cycle, nevertheless it is not loud sufficient. Despite the fact that water retracts into the reservoir, if a bottle stays contained in the chamber, the milk temperature will proceed to rise till elimination.
The Kiinde hotter shuts off because it reaches 80F after which continues to heat steadily, reaching no greater than physique temperature while you observe the producer’s directions. Nevertheless, for those who ignore the directions and switch it to the utmost and depart it operating, the Kiinde will overheat bottle contents reaching 120F after 12 minutes. This temperature is each over the really useful temp for feeding and considerably over the 104F temperature when vitamins in breast milk start to degrade.
Ease of Use
The Kozii earned an impressive rating in ease of use. It’s compact with a one-piece design. It comes with a Easy Begin Information, however we advocate studying the total handbook and Troubleshooting Ideas. Given the necessity for a warming chart, we want it was connected to the machine as a substitute of within the handbook, the place it might be misplaced.
The Kozii suits a wide range of bottle varieties and supplies, just like the Comotomo and Tommee Tippee Glass feeding bottle, in addition to breastmilk storage luggage (pictured beneath) and child meals jars.
The big reservoir has a 2 cup capability that’s straightforward to fill and might final between 5-10 makes use of. The timer dial is intuitive and reveals how a lot time is left earlier than shut off. All it is advisable do is fill the reservoir, and you’re able to go.
Throughout warming, the chamber fills with heat, circulating water through an inner convection pump. Ultimately, simply earlier than it mechanically shuts-off, the water retracts again into the reservoir. To warmth one other bottle, you can begin the unit immediately, however remember to cut back the heating time by 30 seconds.
We want this hotter had an audible finish of cycle beep. The 30 seconds of ticking on the finish of the cycle isn’t loud sufficient, and you’ll simply miss it.
The Kozii is gradual warming, incomes it a mean rating for this metric. Relying on the bottle materials, amount, and beginning temperature of the milk, it could actually take between 4 to 12 minutes to heat milk to physique temperature.
It might take a trial interval to search out the best setting on your explicit wants. Be affected person. The additional time could also be essential to protect breastmilk vitamins. Remember that frozen milk could take upwards of 12 minutes.
Take a look at Milk Temperature
All the time check the temperature of the contents earlier than you give the bottle to your child. After you take away the bottle from the hotter, you need to gently swirl the bottle to take away any doable scorching spots. Then, drop a number of the liquid on the within of your wrist to make sure the contents aren’t too scorching. Your wrist is extra delicate than your fingers, making it perfect for this use.
The Kozii executes warming constantly. In our testing, utilizing the directions, it took 4 ounces of refrigerated milk in a small Lifefactory Glass Bottle with silicone sleeve 5:30 to achieve 80F and on the most setting, 6:00 to achieve 82F.
All the time make certain the Kozii has adequate water earlier than operating. If the Kozii is run dry, its security thermostat could journey, which is able to imply that its water tub won’t be heated. On this occasion, you may have to reset the system following the troubleshooting directions. Nevertheless, don’t make this a behavior as the whole system will cease working completely for those who journey it greater than thrice.
Ease of Cleansing
The Kozii has considerably concerned cleansing directions, incomes it a barely above common rating. As a result of this unit has a hidden reservoir, it’s important to observe the cleansing directions to keep away from mould development and onerous mineral build-up inside. The general directions are detailed, and you will want the handbook for normal referencing.
- Each 2 to three Days — Rinse the within reservoir with gentle cleaning soap/water resolution and wipe chamber and outdoors with moist, soapy sponge. Air dry.
- Each 2 Weeks — Carry out the above utilizing 1:50 bleach resolution as a substitute of cleaning soap. Fill the Kozii utterly, together with the overflow drain, and let it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse thrice and run the unit with 2 cups of freshwater for 3 minutes.
- Each 2 Months — Descale with 1/2 cup white vinegar: 1 cup chilly water and pour into the chamber. Let stand for 10 to twenty minutes with the unit unplugged. Pour the vinegar resolution out through overflow drain. Rinse with contemporary water thrice, swirling gently.