Piena Tender Touch Takes the Hassle Out of Mixing Baby Formula

5M4M contributor Geri Chase shares her thoughts about the Piena Tender Touch Baby Formula Maker campaign with Indiegogo.  Although she was compensated for writing this post, her opinions are her own.


My first son, who is 14 yrs old now, was born with a high palette, which made it very difficult for him to breastfeed and I couldn’t always pump enough breast milk to keep him full and happy.  Once I got over the stigma of having to supplement with formula, I found myself in constant state of mixing formula bottles. Boiling the water and getting it cooled down to the right temperature so I could feed my baby was a 10-15 minute process for each bottle. It made middle of the night feedings a little stressful sometimes, having to hear my hungry baby cry and fuss while I fumbled in my sleep deprived stupor through the bottle making process.  Oh, how wonderful it would have been to have a Piena Tender Touch Baby Formula Maker to help me through those nights!

The Piena Tender Touch Baby Formula Maker was created by parents with engineering backgrounds who were looking for a way to streamline the formula making process without compromising sterility and safety.  The result of their efforts is the world’s first infant formula maker that delivers perfectly blended baby formula at the ideal temperature in less than two minutes.

Before we get into the technology and such, let’s talk about that under two minutes prep time.  Two minutes, people!  That’s like another half hour of sleep if you have to do 3 bottles in an eight hour period.  When you are the parent of a new baby? Thirty minutes of extra sleep is HUGE!!  So the under two minutes thing? Winner.

The system looks fairly easy to use – similar to a coffee maker. Designed with separate compartments for water and powdered formula, Mom or Dad can set it up before bedtime so they don’t have to stumble around the kitchen measuring formula or heating water while trying not to wake anyone.  When it’s time for a bottle, the simple push of a button activates the Tender Touch Formula Maker, which boils the water to 212 degrees, then cools the water to body temperature as it gets dispensed into the bottle. The formula gets dispensed into the bottle with a simple turn of a dial and all you have to do is cap the bottle with the nipple and lid, shake it and feed your baby.  It’s fast, easy-to-use, sterile and safe.

Key safety features include:

  • Built-in antimicrobial protection so that disrupts bacteria and mold cell functions so microbes can’t grow or reproduce.
  • BPA Free – The Piena Tender Touch Baby Formula Maker is made of food grade, high-temperature resistant polypropylene (PP) material.
  • Contains no harmful chemicals and is FDA approved.
  • Dishwasher safe – The powder container on the unit is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning

“So where can I buy this miracle formula maker?” you ask.  Piena is excited to get the Tender Touch Baby Formula maker into the homes of parents everywhere, so they are using crowd sourcing site Indiegogo to help finance the production and manufacturing phase.  Funders will receive different perks for their contribution amounts, ranging from thank you shout outs on Facebook to a company tour and an personalized, engraved Tender Touch.

Are you interested in helping bring the Piena Tender Touch Baby Formula Maker to busy, tired moms everywhere?  Visit their sites for more info:

Geri Chase is mom to 2 hilarious boys and wife to an insanely funny husband, all of whom like to remind her that the fact that she is a girl does not give her immunity from their testosterone induced humor. While she pretends not to be amused, she secretly laughs herself silly over their antics and frequently blogs about life and family friendly products over at I Am Boymom.

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