The benefits of breastfeeding are well documented, and the miracle of pumping allows babies to enjoy those advantages — even when mama can't be around. But even if you have the milk, you still have to transport it and keep it cool. Enter the breast milk cooler bag.
How can you identify the best breast milk cooler bag? And, once you find it, how do you put that bag to best use? Read on to learn everything you want to know about this fantastic innovation.
What Is a Breast Milk Cooler Bag?
A breast milk cooler bag is an insulated cooler roomy enough to hold several milk bottles but snug enough to keep the bottles from tipping over. No fuss, no muss.
Why You Need a Breast Milk Cooler Bag
Breast milk can be stored for just four hours at room temperature. After that, it needs to be kept chilled. And that's where a breast milk cooler bag comes in. A good cooler bag can keep your milk at an appropriate temperature for hours — which means you can stay on the go and avoid spoiling your schedule (or your milk!).
What to Look for in Coolers for Breast Milk Storage
So you're shopping for coolers for breast milk storage. To find one just right, make sure to look for:
- Temperature control — This is essential to keep your breast milk cool for an extended time.
- Capacity — Think about the amount of milk you typically need to transport and look for a bag that can accommodate that many bottles (or more).
- Durability — Look for sturdy materials that can withstand regular use, cleaning and travel.
- Ease of use — Choose a bag that is easy to open and close and has convenient features, like a comfortable handle.
- Safety — Make sure the bag is BPA-free and free of other harmful chemicals.
How to Choose the Best Breast Milk Cooler Bag
Choosing the best breast milk cooler bag requires careful consideration. You want something that suits your needs and baby's too.
Besides the factors above, look for a bag that's easy to clean, inside and out. Portability is essential, too. You don't want to be bogged down with a bunch of heavy bags. Make sure to think about your budget and find a bag that provides good value for your money.
And don't forget about style. Cooler bags can be functional and fun.
The Best Cooler for Multi-Bottle Storage
You can't beat a travel breast milk cooler from PackIt. Our bags feature freezable gel built into the walls, so you can say goodbye to inconvenient, messy ice packs. Thanks to its innovative design, a PackIt offers excellent temperature control — you'll never have to worry about your milk warming up. Need to transport frozen milk? We're there for you. A PackIt is the best cooler for traveling with frozen breast milk.
Cleanup is a cinch with PackIt bags. And you have your choice of coolers. Our original comfortably fits four 5-ounce bottles, while the Double Baby Bottle Bag holds two 8- to 12-ounce bottles, depending on the bottle manufacturer. Just like our freezable snack bags, our bottle bags collapse flat for easy storage in your freezer between uses.
All our breast milk cooler bags are PVC-, BPA-, phthalate- and lead-free. They also include an antimicrobial liner. You know your milk will be safe from germs and chemicals in our baby bottle bags.
The original breast milk cooler includes a clear pocket for a name and date card. Plus, you get your pick of fun styles like polka dots.
When to Use a PackIt Breast Milk Cooler Bag
You'll want a breast milk cooler bag handy whenever you and your baby are on the go. They're super-convenient for use at:
- Grandma's House
- The babysitter's
They also work great as travel breast milk coolers when you're on a trip with your baby.
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Milk Cooler Bags
You'll love our freezable, collapsible breast milk cooler bags. We've got you covered with the products and info you need. Read the following questions to learn more.
How Long Does Breast Milk Last With Ice Packs?
Once ice packs inevitably start melting, breast milk won't last long.
How Long Can Breast Milk Be Kept in a Cooler Bag?
When you use a cooler bag with built-in freezable gel like PackIt's, breast milk can be kept cool for up hours, depending on external temperatures.
How Long Do PackIt Bags Take to Freeze?
PackIt bags must freeze for at least 12 hours in the freezer to achieve optimal cooling power.
Find the Best Breast Milk Cooler Bag at PackIt
Babies are lovable but always hungry. Make sure you're ready when they are with the best breast milk cooler bags. PackIt provides ease of use and convenience all in one adorable package. Start shopping today!SHOP NOW