The wipes warmer is a HEATED debate (pun intended )! Do theyreally work? Does the baby even care? Do they dry out the wipes? Thequestions are numerous. And there isn’t an answer to them all, but Iknow this much …
Shortly before my daughter was born my friendMichelle had her daughter, when I asked her to tell me what items sheloved, she offered a great laundry list of stuff. One of her items wasa wipes warmer. Now, by this time I had already done my reading and had added the Prince Lionheart Wipes Warmer ($20) to myregistry. But it was nice to hear her insight, especially since she isa bit more frugal then me and wasn’t buying EVERYTHING under the sun. She commented that while she doesn’t know for sure that her daughter liked it,she certainly didn’t wriggle and protest being wiped with a wipe fromthe warmer on a cold day/night!
I agree with her 100%! My daughterwould allow a normal room-temp wipe to be used, she didn’t cry orprotest, but when she was a little peanut just home from the hospital Ifelt somewhat happy when I pulled the already warm wipes form theholder to clean her with. This made her early "sponge baths" easiertoo, as a warm wipe did a great job of cleaning her off!
Thereare MANY on the market. The Prince Lionheart one I mention is the one I decided onafter reading the reviews … it seemed to be the most loved and I cantell you that it works and it works WELL!
Make sure you position your changing table near an outlet, as thewipes warmer needs to be plugged in. Also, keep in mind, that theEver-Fresh Pillow will require replacing every once in a while. It’salso IMPORTANT that you make sure the pillow is wet, I just added waterto mine once a week or so and it did fine.