When my son was a few weeks old, after breastfeeding had been established, we introduced a bottle. He took it well on occasion when it was offered for the next few weeks, interspersed with nursing. Then, one day, he stopped accepting it. Lucky me! Daddy’s night time feeding sessions were a thing of the past. There was no avoiding public nursing, no matter the situation. I tried everything I could think of to get him to retry bottles, including buying a number of brands in a failed attempt to reintroduce bottles so I could keep my feeding options open. Safe to say, then, that I’m familiar with more than a few brands of bottles.
When I got my hands on the new Playtex Drop In Bottle system, I was immediately impressed. I remember the drop in system from twenty years ago when my mom used Playtex drop ins to feed my brother and sister. Well this system has gotten an update, girls!
I was impressed with the soft, pliable nipple. The slow flow rate was also impressive – holding the bottle upside produced slow drops, not a stream and not nothing, either, which I think is important. In this way, I believe it mimics the let down of a breast. The bottle itself is cute and utilitarian; the inserts are where it’s all at here. Molded plastic drops in neatly, there’s no messing about. It forms a tight seal once the nipple cap is screwed into place. Simply drop in, fill and attach the nipple! I see that as the bottle drains, the insert collapses, eliminating excess air in the bottle and thereby cutting down on gas in baby. When you’re done, toss it! No sterilization to worry about – the inserts are presterilized. Clean up is that much easier with the Playtex Drop In system.
As for Jack, he’s still a boob man. I don’t feel that any bottle will change that – he just prefers the real thing. But if I were to use bottles, I would definitely consider the Playtex Drop In system.
Playtex Brilliance in a Bottle Sweepstakes: Playtex is launching the Brilliance in a Bottle Sweepstakes, awarding new and expecting moms some great essentials to help them get off to a healthy start with their newborns. There will be one grand prize winner, 6 weekly prize packs and 42 daily prize packs awarded during the sweepstakes. The grand prize will include $2,500 to complete the baby registry, an in-person meeting with renowned pediatrician and author of Heading Home With Your Newborn, Dr. Laura Jana, and a copy of her book. The weekly and daily prize packs will also include $100 gift cards for baby items and Playtex Baby Bottles Gift Sets. Dr. Jana has also created a few simple tips and a video to help moms prepare for the arrival of their little ones. Her tips cover several topics including building a new baby “supply kit” and advice for moms on the go. Read some tips from Dr. Jana.
Giveaway! One lucky reader will win a Playtex® Drop-Ins® Premium Nurser Gift Set! (ARV $21.95)
Mandatory Entry: Visit Playtex and tell me about another product you see that you’d like to try.
EXTRA ENTRIES: Must leave a separate comment for each extra entry.
+2 each if you Join this site via Google Friend Connect, through feed subscribe, or email.
+1 if you follow Playtex Baby on Facebook or Twitter.
+1 if you ‘Like’ Girl Gone Mom on Facebook and leave a comment on my wall that you entered.
+1 per day if you follow us both on twitter and tweet this:
Try the Playtex® Drop-Ins® for baby to reduce colic and gas. Enter the #giveaway for the Premium Nurser Gift Set! http://bit.ly/oFq9pv
+2 add my blog button to your main page. Leave link.
+1 for every other current giveaway you enter at Girl Gone Mom (up to 5 extra entries).
+3 if you blog about this giveaway, linking back here to this giveaway post and to the sponsor.
Contest is open to US residents and closes at Midnight EST on August 2nd, 2011. One main entry per household/IP address. Thank you to the sponsor for supplying the products for review and giveaway. Need help entering? See How to Enter which includes giveaway rules.