I bought this dispenser after having read the 2 reviews here that rated it 5 stars. I totally agree with those reviews. I have only recently moved to full formula feeding and was fairly new to formula feeding products, so my first purchase was an Avent dispenser as I was familiar with the brand. Whilst the Avent dispenser was OK, the spout was a little larger than the mouth of my Lifefactory bottles, so it was quite hard to get the formula out without spilling some. The design of the Avent dispenser also meant that I had to tap it constantly ag...ainst the baby bottle to get the formula completely out of the container. Not so with the Brother Max. The narrow spout fits easily in the top of my bottles meaning no more spilt formula. And the design of the dispenser allows the formula to pour completely out of the dispenser without getting stuck in the corners of the container. I think the funnel attachment is unnecessary, and would prefer not to have it and see a slight reduction in the price instead. The colours are quite funky - not sure if I love the orange and red colour combo, but am warming to it. Overall, a very cool, slim design that is sure to get noticed but also such a practical design that turns formula dispensers on their head. If you formula feed, forget all other brands - this dispenser is the business. Practical design, looks fantastic, easy to use Twice the price of other dispensers but totally worth it.
Flat device which fits snug into baby bag.
This was the 2nd dispenser i have bought and i wish i knew of this brand earlier. All plastic is molded perfectly on the brother maxx dispenser unlike another brand i purchased where the spout had plastic stringy flakes coming off it. Smooth finish makes it very easy to clean and pull apart and reassemble. It is a real quality made product and its bpa free.
Formula flows out of the big round spout easily and so the formula doesnt get stuck or block when flowing..
When counting in formula scoops into the dispenser, you can place the compartm...ent separator on top which stops formula from going into other dividers during the counting process which means you wont need to restart and count again. Easy and more accurate dispense mechanism, flatter than other dispenser which takes up less room in baby bag, $13 but worth it.
Awesome design, best formula dispenser!
I have a Tommee tippee dispenser and a Brother Max and I only ever use the Tommee tippee one if I have to, usually when I don't have time to dry the Brother Max after washing. The Brother Max dispenser wins in all ways:
- easy to get the formula out especially when you've got a crying baby in your arms and need milk FAST, or when trying to make milk in the dark
- takes up less room in the nappy bag
- easy to get the lid on and off ( the Tommee tippee lid is hard to get off)
- funky design
Although it comes with a funnel to help fill the...compartments, I don't find that it's necessary and have never used it which is great because I was concerned when I bought it that it would be one extra thing to look after. This product is well made and you'll definitely use it a lot Functionality - get powder out easily, compact design, good company to deal with
Questions & Answers
Does anyone know where in Australia you can purchase this brand ? I can’t find it anywhere !!
What is the best bottles to buy so funnel system fits? Advent o Tommie Tippee or do any bottles work? Due in a week, breastfeeding at first but not for long. Anyone recommend electronic breastfeeding pumps?
Hi, we used Medela & Pigeon plastic bottles as well as Lifefactory glass bottles. The dispenser worked with all of them and they were just standard bottles (ie not wide neck). Advent & TT should be fine as I think they have a wider neck. All dispensers require a little patience and careful tapping to get all the formula in and not spill everywhere, but I really liked the Brother Max dispenser. Eventually, the plastic bit connecting the lid to the container broke off, but this was due to improper storage in between babies and it would have been squashed against something in the cupboard. Didn't affect functionality as long as the lid didn't get lost. If you are going to do a lot of pumping, a double pump is the most efficient. I rented the Medela Symphony double pump and used it for a whole year as I had trouble breastfeeding directly. Ask in the hospital to try one. I've also used Medela portable single pumps - not as comfortable or efficient & pretty noisy, but did the job when I returned to work. All the best!
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