I thought I’d write this post because, when I first received our Yoomi feeding set, I was intimidated by all the stuff I had to do with it to get it working. Then after a couple of days of everything sitting on the counter, I decided to get started with it, and I regret not doing it sooner.
The instructions took me a while, so I thought I would attempt to simplify the instructions here.
When the warmer is brand new (i.e. never been used or heated up before), place it in the warming pod, and stick it in the microwave for 60 seconds. take the warming pod out, and shake it. If it rattles, continue shaking it for 30 seconds. Then put it back in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then take it out and shake it for 10 seconds. Then its done. Leave it alone for 75 minutes. Or come back the next day and its ready to use. DO NOT PRESS THE BUTTON ON THE WARMER – this will damage it, and its f***ed. If you press the button while its hot, you will need to buy a new one.
I’ve added a 10 second video of me shaking the warming pod so you can hear the sound of the rattle that its supposed to make when you take it out of the microwave after 60 seconds. (The video is meant for you to hear what the rattling sound is, just so you don’t have super high expectations of an amazing video review). You will also see in the video, that the button on the warmer is a beige-ish colour. (See pic below).
When its ready to use, it will be orange/red in colour. (See pic below)
Ok, your warmer is considered “charged” now, and when you’re ready to use it, place it in the top of the bottle (collar/nipple/teat part of the bottle), pour the cold breastmilk or formula in the bottle part, put it together and its ready. Just press the orange/red button (through the silicone top part of the bottle), wait 60 seconds and its ready to use. Its seriously, that simple.
When you are ready to use the bottle, and press the button, I find myself always questioning whether it is working, but rest assured it is. Wait the 60 seconds, and then test it on your wrist, and you seriously won’t even feel the drop of milk/formula, the temperature is that perfect.
Hope this helps. I’ve also added a picture of the instruction sheet that comes with the Yoomi bottles in case you threw it out or lost it – something I do frequently. If you want any other pics/videos/instructions, please post them in the comments below and I’ll be happy to try to answer them as best I can.
Lastly, if you’re interested in purchasing a set of these, I highly recommend it. Plus, you can get 15% off by using this code BEINGAMUMMY at the Yoomi checkout. Also, if you can’t decide which set or what to buy, I would highly recommend getting a set that has 2 warmers in it, since it takes a while for the warmers to cool down before you can actually use them. This way, you’ll always have one ready to go, even if the other one is charging/cooling down. In my honest opinion though, one or two bottles is more than enough, depending on how frequently you bottle-feed. We usually bring it when we go out, so usually one feed is all we need, so one bottle is enough.