Traveling with a formula fed baby or pumping to bottle feed your baby adds an additional complication when traveling with a baby. But just know that while there’s a little more work involved, it’s still completely doable! A portable travel bottle drying rack can make life just a little easier, especially when staying in hotels.
As most new parents know, it can be a struggle to even wash baby bottles between feedings, let alone find a place to dry them and all the accessories that accompany them.
In these situations, you’re stuck with having to use towels to dry them, which can get soggy and smelly pretty quickly, and plastic bags for storage. That is unless you invest in a sturdy travel bottle drying rack. They are the perfect addition to your baby travel essentials for carrying everything from bottles, nipples, cups, valves and pump parts when you are on the road with your baby.
Keep reading to see why these five portable baby bottle drying racks make our list!
5 Best Travel Bottle Drying Racks
The Boon travel drying rack is not the thriftist option on the list, but it is one of the most sought-after baby products. It comes with two brushes. One travel bottle brush is a dual-ended bottle brush that has an integrated a nipple cleaner on the handle.
This portable bottle drying rack is spacious enough that you can dry all the nipples, valves, and breast pump parts on the same rack. The grass blades keep objects upright for drying, while excess water pools in the bottom tray.
It not only caters to the baby’s needs, but you can also use it to dry your coffee flasks or water bottles as well. Although this product is not dishwasher safe, it can easily be hand washed with some soapy water. And while we’re on the subject of soapy things, it’s also worth it to mention that this rack comes with a soapy brush for your travel sippy cups too.
The lid of this travel bottle drying rack lays flat when open and does not pop off, so you do not have to worry about dropping or misplacing the cap after use. Some customers say that while the rack does fold up nicely, it makes you feel like you’re playing a mini-game of Tetris every time you’re packing all the items inside!
With that said, the portable baby bottle drying rack is still worth this minimal amount of hassle as it succeeds at drying everything evenly and quickly. Plus, the 11-inch rack fits perfectly in your backpack diaper bag.
This compact drying rack is roomy enough for travel bottle accessories and comes with full-size travel bottle brushes. The included brush’s handle has a pipe-cleaner with an integrated nipple cleaner as well as a slot to keep it upright while drying. This means no more worrying about your brush falling over when you look away.
The round-edge design ensures that there are no sharp edges that might hurt you or the baby. It also comes with a little bag that zips with a cloth tie to keep everything nice, clean, and organized, without worrying about losing any of the parts in a travel bag or at home.
While some other racks can be an eyesore, not this one, this folding bottle drying rack looks like a cluster of cute little trees with knobs that can be rearranged based on your needs.
Some reviews have reported a little difficulty when trying to fit it into their smaller-sized diaper bags due to its large size, but we think it makes up for it with its ample space. It’ll fit all your pump parts, plus 2-4 bottles with ease.
The OXO Travel Bottle Drying Rack includes a built-in brush stand and raised ridges to keep the items upright for drying and away from the water at the bottom of the tray.
While the durable bristles of the bottle brush do most of the work, the silicone detail cleaner is perfect for cleaning tight spaces such as sippy cups, pump parts, and bottle nipples. The ventilation holes in the rack make drying real quick.
Apart from being easy to assemble for use, the brush stands upright to let the sippy cups and bottles dry on the rack without disturbance. Regular brushes often spray soap all over while washing, but the OXO narrow brush guarantees a clean cleaning experience. Moreover, the rack consists of flexible pegs to elevate bottles as well as nipples.
This compact, easy-to-pack, portable baby bottle drying rack folds up tightly to prevent the insides from getting dirty when on the go. The curved corners are shaped to easily dispel any excess water. It is also versatile, so you can attach the sippy cups to any place on the rack and have plenty of space left for other utensils.
The baby bottle and dish drying mat is the new alternative to the age-old practice of wiping pots, pans, dishes, bottles, and glassware with dish towels. It’s easy to store and can also be used as a protection for countertops. This printed drying mat is also the perfect alternative for travel bottle drying racks.
The fun mat comes in various sizes, prints, and colors. The reversible, machine-washable mat is made of high-quality microfiber and cushioning foam, which swiftly absorbs dishwater and keeps your countertops dry and the dishes protected. It can also hold up to four times its weight in water.
Some customers prefer this over a compact drying rack due to its ability to take up much less space. It also helps that it doesn’t burn a hole through your pocket.
This foldable bottle drying rack has a vertical box design for easy storage. Consisting of stands of different heights, it easily holds up to 12 bottles or nipples of different shapes and sizes. With this drying rack, you can dry 6 bottles and 6 nipples simultaneously without any hassle.
Many customers prefer this foldable bottle drying rack over other racks due to its multiple heights feature which allows it to stand tall and keep items upright for drying yet further away from the water at the bottom.
Whether it’s an 8oz bottle or 11oz, this compact drying rack will hold them all. It even has a flat piece that can hold a pacifier or two and is durable enough to hold heavy glass bottles.
Top-rack dishwasher safe, this travel drying rack for bottles is ideal for when you’re on the move but also great for everyday use too. Just like all the other products on the list, this one is also free of BPA, phthalate, and PVC.