By Andrew Liszewski
Invented by husband and wife team Farah and Jim Shaikh, the Yoomi bottle could seem like the greatest thing since sliced bread for parents who are tired of having to find a way to heat up bottles for their infants when they’re not at home. The secret is a sealed warming unit that sits just below the teat. Pushing an orange button activates the heater, and 60 seconds later, after the milk has had time to flow through a series of channels, it reaches the comfortable temperature of breast milk.
The warmer will maintain that temperature for up to an hour since it uses chemicals similar to a warming gel pack, and it can be recharged around 100 times before needing to be replaced. The Yoomi bottle costs around $37 and a set of two teats is about $7.50, so while it’s not cheap, it’s not necessarily designed to be used every single day.