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 motherâ€™s breast entirely â€“ not just the nipple â€“ 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.
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 â€œlazyâ€ 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 momâ€™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?