Wipe Warmers: To Buy or Not to Buy?

Should you buy a wipe warmer? Yes. I'll tell you why.

While pregnant with my first child, I spent an inordinate amount of time comparison shopping for various baby gear and infant products. No stone went unturned while looking for the best deals, the most necessary items and those things I just couldn’t live without. In my baby gear buying frenzy, there was one item I didn’t purchase: a wipe warmer.

I thought a wipe warmer to be an extravagance I really didn’t need. Then I visited my sister-in-law in Portland, who also had a baby—and a wipe warmer. The minute I pulled out a warm, soft wipe to use on my baby, I was in love. Not only was the wipe warm, it was slightly softer and moister than the cold wipes I had been using.

I had a hard time convincing my husband that we needed to go out right then and purchase our own. He thought if we had made it this long without it, we didn’t really need one.

So, when I learned I was expecting my second child, I immediately began shopping for my very own wipe warmer.

I’m a big fan of reading customer reviews and I found that one wipe warmer rose above the rest for dependability—the Munchkin Warm Glow™ Wipe Warmer. I actually bought two, as we had a couple diaper stations set up in the house.

Two years later, we still use it. It has been dependable and done its job well. Once in a while we add a small amount of water poured directly in the wipe-holder part. It keeps them from drying out, but we rarely have a problem with dry wipes unless we haven’t been using them for a couple days (like when we go away for the weekend).

If you are asking yourself, “Is a wipe warmer really worth it?” My answer is definitely!

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