When I was registering for my baby shower, I cam across this wipe warmer and thought it might be a good idea. If anything, I thought our soon to be new baby would appreciate a warm wipe on their little toosh instead of an ice cold one! I read the reviews on Babies R Us's website about this warmer and it seemed pretty even on the pros and cons. So I decided to put it on my registry. I ended up getting it as a gift, and I'm sure happy I did!
This wipe warmer is very easy to use. All you do is load it (not too full) with any brand of wipes, add a little water to keep them moist, lock the main lid, and plug it in. The warmer is always on as long as it is plugged in. The wipes have stayed moist for us with no problem after we first added the water. If they start to get dry, the instructions say to just add a little more water. The heat keeps the whole inside of the container covered in condensation, which keeps the wipes constantly moist.
The main lid locks down to ensure the moisture and heat stays in. The top lid opens up to expose the next wipes ready to use, but also helps to keep the heat on the wipe so even that one stays warm. The only problem is that I tend to forget to close the lid after grabbing a wipe. Even after the lid has stayed open for a good 4 or 5 hours, the wipes are still moist and warm inside, but the top of the next one to use is cold.
The wipes stay warm while I am cleaning my baby, but they do cool off quickly if you don't use it right away. They are warm enough to keep my baby from clenching and peeing all over from cold shock!
The wipe warmer has a light, but I never use it. It's not really bright enough to do anything but see inside the little window. The box says it works as a night light or to help illuminate the table for changing, but it really isn't bright enough to do that and it doesn't project light, it just lights up inside.
Some of the reviews online said it had problems with the wipes drying out or molding, but this is not the case. As long as you are using the warmer you will go through all the wipes it can hold before they dry out or have a chance to mold (I don't see a way they can mold anyway).