Playtex Nurser Bottles with Drop Ins®{Review}

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When one first has a baby they have so many choice to make, whether they are going to use cloth diapers or disposable diapers, breastfeed or formula feed, the list goes on and on. Whatever you chose the most important thing to make sure is that you put yourself and baby first. Other people’s beliefs / thoughts don’t matter, as long as you and baby are happy and healthy that’s all that is important.

We opted to breastfeed with both of our children and going into it my only plan was to nurse as long as I could. I think by setting a certain date or age to breastfeed to you are only setting yourself up for failure. The best way to look at it is to just let nature takes its course and go from there. With Hazel I was able to nurse her for 10 months, at this point in time she started to self wean as she was more into solids and well a  trip to Vegas for Ev and I sealed the deal. At the beginning I was so nervous of not being able to produce enough milk for her needs or be able to keep her interested in the breast that when she was first born I followed “the rules” I had read and did not introduce her to a bottle or a soother for the first month. When we did reach that month point we tried to introduce a soother and she was not interested (a win for us I think) but when we tried to introduce a bottle she wasn’t interested either. This made things very difficult, as it meant I was unable to leave her side. We tried and tried for a few months to get her to take a bottle. We tried different bottles, different nipples, different positions and different people feeding her and nothing. It wasn’t until she was about 4 months old that she would finally take a bottle, huge sigh of relief for this mama. It gave me just that much more freedom and Ev the ability to connect with her more.

With Everett my approach was slightly similar to that of Hazels. We skipped the soother all together, I haven’t even offered him one, once! While I did wait about a month before I tried a bottle with him, when I did try he had no hesitation and took to it instantly. While I know every baby is different, this time we tried a different bottle, perhaps this was a huge help? Unlike with Hazel I tried the Playtex® Nurser with Drop-Ins® Liners. These bottles are designed to allow baby to suck and swallow in a coordinated rhythm that mimics breastfeeding. This allows them to switch from breast to bottle easily. And boy did this little guy have no issues at all. The pictures shown in this review are actually photos from our very first feeding with a bottle. With out hesitation he took the bottle from both myself and Hazel! I felt the angled bottle made the feeding much easier than our previous bottles. It was also neat to watch the liner collapse as the feeding went on and there was no sounds of sucking air as he depleted the bottle.

Another huge perk of the Playtex® Nurser with Drop-Ins® Liners are the Drop-Ins Liners! The liners are pre sterilized making it easy to prep a bottle on the go. They are disposable, which means once you’re done you only need to wash the nipple. If you are travelling or out for the day, this makes things very handy. The nipples take up minimal space, as do the liners, no need to pack 3 or 4 bottles. We all know how sacred space can be when travelling.

Some other great features of the bottles are:

  • Uniquely designed to reduce colic
  • Great for those moments when you just don’t have time to wash a bottle
  • The liners collapse like the breast to help prevent air from mixing with the milk and entering baby’s tummy to help reduce gas and discomfort.
  • Designed to promote semi-upright feeding which is recommended by pediatricians
  • 100% Guaranteed Leak-Proof Twist ‘n Click Seal (remember my post on the Playtex Playtime cup?)

The bottle and liners can be purchased on Amazon.ca here and here. While you might think that disposable liners would be expensive, especially if you are using them all the time, they are relatively inexpensive. 100 liners retails for $9.49 on Amazon.ca and the suggested retail price for one bottle is $5.99 at major retailers.

I am so excited for an easy journey with introducing a bottle this time around. I am looking forward to my first date night with Ev, without either child. Secondly I am looking forward to my first mommy and daughter date with Hazel, maybe lunch out and a trip to get our nails done. Heck we might even venture downtown and check out the new Nordstroms!

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Xo. Andria

{Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Playtex Baby, I received product for review, however all opinions and views in this post are 100% my own.)

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