I remember vividly my first adventure in motherhood. It was my first baby and despite my numerous years of babysitting other children, I realized fairly quickly that I wasn’t as much of an expert as I thought. There was more to having a baby then soothing crying fits, bribing with candy and keeping a watchful eye. In fact, having a baby was the exact opposite of any babysitting encounter that I’d had. I had to dress, feed, hold, burp and change the little life that I’d brought into this world and my journey was filled with pitfalls. I learned quickly that I was no expert when it came to doing all of these things and the surplus of other tasks that came with being a new parent.
One such incident I recall as a new mom was a period when my newborn was exceptionally fussy. After a solid few days of nothing but late nights and exhaustion with my little one, I took to the internet and began my research. It all pointed to one thing: colic. For those of you who had the joy of skipping this fun phase, congratulations. Colic is definitely not for the faint of heart. It’s accompanied by long bouts of inconsolable crying that, try as you might, you’ll find yourself unable to cure. This can go on for days, weeks or even several months, but the good news is that there’s light at the end of the tunnel. It doesn’t last forever. In fact, there is hope for moms out there, whether they are pumping or breastfeeding…
Your breasts don’t have air-vents, why should baby bottles®
One of the most important items on your baby’s products list is the baby bottle. Whether you are breastfeeding or strictly bottle feeding, a baby bottle is a device that will deliver food to your bundle of joy, therefore your research has to be thorough. Statistics show that 2 out of 3 babies born in the US will suffer from GER (Gastroesophageal Reflux) the first 4 months*, therefore you need to make sure your baby bottle addresses this issue. If you are breastfeeding, common sense tells you that the more similar the bottle to the breast the less confusion the baby will have.
A must-have is Bare® Air-Free Baby Bottles. These bottles are created using a patented Air-Free Feeding System which works like a syringe to expel the air inside the bottle before feeding baby and keeps it out as baby feeds. Stop feeding your baby air and nip gas and reflux symptoms in the bud with Bare® Air-free bottles. If you are breastfeeding, the Perfe-latch® nipple work in synergy to mimic the breasts’ flow resistance and suckling motion, to help reduce nipple confusion for moms who pump!
Key features that you should know when considering a bottle that can help ease your baby’s reflux symptoms:
- Bare is the only bottle that feeds in upright position
- Bare is the only bottle that delivers air-free milk
- Bare lets the baby create the suction and control the flow and pace of which he feeds.
The combination of these 3 benefits results in the elimination of reflux symptoms by up to 95%** In fact, see for yourself in the video below!
Where to Buy Bare® Air-Free Baby Bottles
To try Bare® for your little one, be sure to check your local Babies “R” Us store by finding a location here: http://www.bittylab.com/bare-in-babies-r-us-stores/ or by shopping online here: http://www.bittylab.com/shop/
Breastfeed with Bare® Giveaway!
Did you you know? World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7 this year, and we would love you to celebrate with Bare®! Here’s your chance to WIN an awesome Bare® Air-Free Baby Bottles starter set for you and your baby! Winner can choose between the Bare® Air-free Starter Set w/ Perfe-latch® nipple (designed for breastfed babies) or the Bare® Air-free Starter Set w/ Easy-latch® nipple (for bottle-fed babies), both a $59.99 retail value! You will need to let us know which one you’d like if you are chosen as a winner. Enter below:
**In an independent trial, we found that babies with diagnosed Acid Reflux and GERDS showed up to 95% of symptoms improved after feeding with Bare® for a couple of days. Some babies were even taken off the GERDS medication prescribed by their doctors. In the same trial, babies who were never able to breastfeed (due to numerous issues such as mom’s low milk supply, poor latching, nipple confusion, etc.) learned, by using Bare, to latch on the breast and were able to reinstate breastfeeding even after 3-4 months.
Disclaimer: Thrifty DIY Diva was compensated for this post, and any opinions expressed herein are solely my own. Prize provided and mailed by Bare® Air-Free Baby Bottles. Giveaway period: 7/11/16 – 8/11/16 and ends at 11:59PM EST. Winner will be notified by email. For inquiries, please contact Bittylab here.