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We have lots of babies being born to the A Time Out for Mommy family! A few weeks ago I told you all about how one of our writers, Zoe, was getting ready for baby #2. Well, her baby is here and her big sister is super excited! We threw a baby sprinkle to celebrate the impending arrival before the big day and while she already had some items from her first child, she needed to stock up on the basics- baby shampoo, diapers, wipes, bottles, pacifiers, and a few other smaller items she didn’t already have.
When the topic of feeding her baby came up, she mentioned that she would need the ability to seamless switch from breast to bottle because she would need to return to work a few months after baby arrived. With so many bottles on the market, it is difficult to know which would be a good fit for your lifestyle and your baby. For myself, I preferred a bottle that didn’t have too many pieces. What I didn’t know during the last time I was choosing bottles was that my baby was not able to latch onto many bottles. He was born with a lip and tongue tie, and along with the issues that came about with latching onto the breast, I now had to find a bottle he was comfortable with as well. We tried just about everything and I was exhausted. Our lactation consultant and pediatrician even resolved to me feeding him with an oral syringe.
I shared this story with my Zoe, and while she never had any issues with tongue or lip ties with her first baby, it was something she considered when I told her the only bottles my son took when he was a newborn was the Chicco NaturalFit Bottles. The Chicco baby bottle gift set came with various sized and shaped nipples for various stages.
The newborn flow nipples are slightly off-center and mimic the natural shape of the breast. This was my son’s favorite bottle nipple and used it well into his toddler years, although there are other, more standard nipples available in the Chicco product line. The NaturalFit All You Need Starter Gift Set which retails for about $60, contains everything Zoe will need to get started in bottle feeding, once she’s ready, including a microwave steam sterilizer. Check out the rest of the pieces it includes below:
- 2 – 5 oz bottles with newborn flow nipples
- 1 – 8 oz bottle with adjustable flow nipple
- 1 – 11 oz bottle with fast flow nipple
- 1 medium flow nipple
- 2 silicone orthodontic pacifiers
- 1 bottle brush
- 1 microwave sterilizer
- 1 teether
At the time only plastic bottles were available from the line, but now they’ve expanded to include glass bottles as well! You can find out more about the entire Chicco feeding line by visiting them on the web.