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PopYum Review

A bottle that brings convenience to the formula-fed babies of the world
popyum baby bottle review
Credit: Abriah Wofford
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Price:  $36 List
Manufacturer:   PopYum
By Juliet Spurrier, MD, Abriah Wofford  ⋅  Jan 22, 2023
57
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RANKED
#13 of 16
  • Leakage - 30% 8.0
  • Nipple - 25% 7.0
  • Ease of Cleaning - 20% 3.0
  • Eco-Health - 15% 2.0
  • Ease of Use - 10% 6.0

The Skinny

The PopYum is a creative solution to a problem that parents using formula have been dealing with for ages, how to make on-the-go feedings as stress-free as possible. This bottle allows you to measure the appropriate formula-to-water ratio in advance but keeps them separate and fresh until you need them mixed. This process makes it easy to pack or keep on hand around the house, perhaps useful when a babysitter or relative is handling baby's mealtime. While plastic isn't our preferred material for baby bottles, the material is durable. We think the PopYum is a convenient baby bottle option that's most suitable for families looking to simplify the formula-making process.
REASONS TO BUY
Convenient
Durable
Easy to use
REASONS TO AVOID
Plastic
Several parts to clean
Large
Editor's Note: On January 11, 2023, we updated PopYum's gear review to check that the information accurately reflects this contender's performance in the competition. We also added new sections to help your purchase decision-making.

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Pros Convenient, durable, easy to useSilicone body, breast-like nipple, lightweight, easy to cleanGlass material, clear volume markings, easy to useStable base, easy to clean, innovative anti-colic systemGlass, affordable, easy to use
Cons Plastic, several parts to clean, largeHard to read volume markings, narrow base, slow warm timeSingle vent in the nipple, no protective sleeveThin silicone, hard-to-read volume markings, stiff nippleHard-to-read volume markings, not as strong as borosilicate glass, narrow mouth, no sleeve
Bottom Line A bottle that brings convenience to the formula-fed babies of the worldA good durable bottle, with a breast-like feelA traditional glass bottle that performs wellA healthy alternative to plastic drop-in liners that's better for baby and the environmentA basic glass bottle that won't break the bank
Rating Categories PopYum Comotomo NUK Simply Natural... Boon Nursh Evenflo Vented + Glass
Leakage (30%)
8.0
9.0
9.0
8.0
7.0
Nipple (25%)
7.0
9.0
7.0
7.0
5.0
Ease of Cleaning (20%)
3.0
8.0
7.0
7.0
5.0
Eco-Health (15%)
2.0
7.0
8.0
7.0
7.0
Ease of Use (10%)
6.0
8.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
Specs PopYum Comotomo NUK Simply Natural... Boon Nursh Evenflo Vented + Glass
Material Silicone, Plastic Silicone Borosilicate Glass (BPA-free) Silicone, Plastic Tempered Glass
Available Sizes 5, 9 oz 5, 8 oz 4, 8 oz 4, 8 oz 4, 8 oz
Weight 3.2 oz 3.7 oz 5.8 oz 3.2 oz 4.9 oz
Bottle Mouth Wide Wide Wide Wide Narrow
Nipple Pinch Test Medium Very Soft Soft Very Firm Medium
Anti-Colic Feature Vented nipple Vented nipple Vented nipple Collapsible silicone pouch Vented nipple
Cleaning Method Top rack dishwasher safe Top rack dishwasher safe Top rack dishwasher safe Dishwasher safe Top rack dishwasher safe

Our Analysis and Test Results

PopYum is relatively new to the bottle market and was created by parents who saw a need and worked to fill it. This neat bottle changes the formula feeding game, adding freedom and convenience to a previously cumbersome activity. The PopYum is more user-friendly than other bottles of the same ilk and could be a formula-fed baby's best friend.

Performance Comparison


popyum baby bottle review - the four parts of the popyum are all relatively easy to clean, but a...
The four parts of the PopYum are all relatively easy to clean, but a bottle brush is necessary for the oddly shaped nipple.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Likes


The PopYum is made to simplify formula feeding by allowing parents to premake baby's bottles for days away from home. Usually, you have two choices when going out with your baby: premix a bottle and keep it in a cooler with an ice pack, or lug around multiple containers and scoops so you can mix the formula as needed. Either way, you are filling your diaper bag with extra items you'd rather not have. The PopYum lets you leave the house with only a bottle in tow. The bottle's nipple stores the formula, and a disk separates it from the water below. The disk also doubles as an agitator when mixing. With the squeeze of two buttons and some shaking, you can have food ready in seconds.

The formula gets scooped and stored in the nipple section of the...
The formula gets scooped and stored in the nipple section of the bottle.
You must firmly press the disk into the nipple opening to get a...
You must firmly press the disk into the nipple opening to get a tight seal.
The volume markings on the PopYum are easy to read.
The volume markings on the PopYum are easy to read.

The volume markings are easy to read, and since the formula is stored up top, they remain accurate even after mixing. The wide shape of this bottle allows for easy cleaning and creates a nipple mound that is broad and breast-like. This bottle is thoughtfully designed so that all the parts fit together well, with no leaks, and are easy to clean. We love that the mixing operation can be completed with one hand, leaving the other free to soothe your baby.

The buttons on either side of the PopYum bottle can be squeezed with...
The buttons on either side of the PopYum bottle can be squeezed with one hand so you can still keep track of baby with the other.
The sealing disk falls into the water with the powdered formula and...
The sealing disk falls into the water with the powdered formula and doubles as a mixing agent.

Dislikes


The convenience of this bottle comes at a price with several pieces to keep track of and clean. We would be most worried about losing the agitator/sealing part. Still, users have nothing but positive experiences with the manufacturer, and PopYum is usually happy to replace any missing pieces. Unfortunately, there is no lock for the release buttons, which means that the buttons could be inadvertently pressed, releasing the formula to mix with the water before it's time or ready to feed your baby.

popyum baby bottle review - baby checks out the bottle before digging in.
Baby checks out the bottle before digging in.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

It is also primarily plastic, and while this material tends to be more lightweight and durable, we aren't fans of food and plastic when it's not absolutely necessary. There is an included funnel that we recommend using when pouring formula powder into the vessel. We find that any formula granules on the silicone make it challenging to obtain a good seal, creating the potential for leaks.

popyum baby bottle review - the popyum bottle is the king of convenience when feeding, but you...
The PopYum bottle is the king of convenience when feeding, but you may pay for it in the extra cleaning steps.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Should You Buy the PopYum?


Compared to the lineup of baby bottles in our best baby bottle review, the PopYum is a unique bottle that fills a particular niche, and we think it could be a lifesaver for families with busy schedules. Use this bottle for more than daily outings, everything from plane rides to daycare to late-night feedings. If your baby drinks formula, we think it is worth having one or two hanging around for certain occasions.

What Other Baby Bottles Should You Consider?


We think selecting another contender to use as your primary bottle for your baby's mealtime is a good idea. If you're looking to stay away from plastic, the Boon Nursh, Comotomo, or NUK Simply Natural Glass may be worth considering.

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Juliet Spurrier, MD, Abriah Wofford
 

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