BARE Air-Free Baby Bottles

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 by 8 Comments
BARE Air-Free Baby Bottles

Whether or not you breastfeed your children, chances are at some point they’re probably going to end up taking (or even occasionally preferring) a bottle. Bottles and babies can be a tricky thing – babies are finicky and just because Baby #1 liked X bottle, it doesn’t mean the next baby will like it, or even settle for it. Which is why, even though I’m long past bottle feeding, I think that BARE Air-Free Baby Bottles are worth checking out!

BARE is the first to market an air-free baby bottle that mimics mother’s breast entirely – not just the nipple – from shape, texture to movement, storage and delivery of milk. With air-plug technology that works similar to a syringe, BARE dispenses 100% air-free contents to baby to help prevent gas/colic. The Perfe-latch nipple extends upon suction to emulate the mechanics of breastfeeding to prevent nipple confusion.

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The creator, Priska Diaz, was frustrated with the performance of conventional feeding bottles when an inadequate milk supply forced her to supplement her breast feeding with a bottle after the birth of her first child. She decided to invent the “ultimate” bottle.

The benefits of this bottle? It is said to prevent gas and air ingestion with syringe-like dispensing technology, teaches baby to properly latch on, eliminates “lazy” and comfort feeding with natural, slower flow and characteristics that mimic breastfeeding and promotes self-feeding by allowing baby to drink from any position.

Not only that, but the bottle maintenance consists of a snap-on one-piece nipple and collar and all parts are dishwasher safe.

Because BARE mimics a mom’s breast, the hope is that babies will be able to easily transition from bottle to breast and back again.

Diaz’s company, Bittylab, plans to have BARE in major retailers by January 2012. While it’s too late for me to give them a shot, reviews are looking very optimistic that this product is going to rock the socks off of moms across the US.

Interested in pre-ordering? Check out Kickstarter, where the first production batch can be ordered for $15 each and will be delivered sometime in December 2011.

Does $15 for a bottle sound expensive? Yep. But if it works like Bittylab is saying it will? I’d probably pay more!

What do you think? Would you try BARE air-free bottles or wait to hear actual customer reviews first?

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Natalie Hoage

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  • Julie C.

    Sounds like a nice solution for those babies that are fussy about switching. (After all, who wouldn’t want to go from the cozy snug embrace of Mom and hearing her heart beat when you nursed to suddenly being offered a hard plastic bottle?)

    Almost wish I still had babies to test this one out. Almost. :)

  • http://liveyourloveoutloud.blogspot.com Heather Novak

    This looks AWESOME! As a bf-ing mama I love the idea. Thanks for sharing.

  • Penny in Texas

    I have to disagree vehemently with the assumption/assertion that “[w]hether or not you breastfeed your children, chances are at some point they’re probably going to end up taking (or even occasionally preferring) a bottle.” Of my four children, only the fourth ever took a bottle, and that’s because it was the policy of the NICU he was in when completing his recovery from PPHN. I don’t object to the idea that people who need (as was the case of this product’s creator) or want (it’s a free country after all) to use a bottle should have an effective device that helps preserve the baby’s health and the breastfeeding relationship (in the case of breastfeeding mothers). No particular consumer product is a necessity/inevitability for all babies.

    And if BARE is reading the responses to this, they might like to know that most US moms do have breasts “made in the USA”–what is the point of suggesting otherwise? If both this product and competing bottles are made in the the US, then it seems that line item is irrelevant to the product comparison and designed to make breastfeeding seem like it is lacking something. Likewise, what parts of the human breast are not consolidated? Seriously? Again, just a way to make it look like breastfeeding is lacking something.

  • http://www.jemjabella.co.uk/ Jem

    LOL! Mums in the USA not have boobs then?

  • Nicola

    As a mum to 2 breastfeeding toddlers, I have to laugh that apparently breastfeeding doesn’t allow self feeding!

  • Rylee

    A dumb ass. Nobody cares about your problems or what you think. Pshh -_-

  • Blakashakur

    what an idiot. not all breasts are “made in the USA”. and now where does it say that breast feeding is “lacking.” Your baby probably will need a bottle when you can’t be there and say your husband or babysitter is and needs to feed your baby. They cant borrow your breast for the day. this bottle is supposed to mimic a real breast as much as it can, not replace it. jeeze

  • http://www.facebook.com/mae.chandler.1 Mae Chandler

     If you pay attention to what she said she’s saying that it’s trying to say that this bottle is superior to breastfeeding. She’s not saying anything bad about using a bottle just that, to her and me for that point, it’s not better than nature’s best.

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