I'm expecting my second baby right at the busiest time of year: Christmas. While our holiday season this year will be slowed down by our lack of travel, we're still expecting lots of guests and the normal business that the holidays bring. As such, I'm super thankful when companies make things easier for expectant new moms, which is exactly what Chicco does with its NaturalFit bottles!
I mentioned here that I'm excited to breastfeed Otto. While some moms exclusively breastfeed at the breast, I enjoy incorporating bottles as soon as the "nipple confusion" phase is over and we've established a good latch. Bottles make life more enjoyable! Why? Because daddy can take some pumped milk and have a turn at a midnight feeding, or mommy can enjoy more than a glass of wine if she wants. For me, bottles help restore a sense of normalcy after the baby arrives!
But bottles can also be tricky. Not every baby will take to every bottle. Moms who also nurse, like myself, need to be careful about what kind of nipples they give their infant so that he or she continues to latch onto the breast as well as take a bottle.
|Chicco NaturalFit bottles are available at Babies R Us|
Chicco Natural fit bottles make transitioning between the breast and bottle easier. They provide a wide nipple base, which keeps your infant wide-mouthed and able to latch to the breast or bottle nipple. They're "slow flow" so that the suckling motion mimics the breast. This means that your baby won't become "breast lazy" and only take a bottle because the flow is faster. He or she will have to work the same to get his or her milk regardless of the feeding method! Read more about their bottles on their website.
I'm excited to try the tilted nipples on these bottles with Otto. With Henry, who took the traditional straight-on nipple, he would suckle it so fast the bottle/nipple struggled to vent properly! The nipple would collapse on itself and I'd have to pull the bottle from his mouth to let air back in. The angle of these nipples will help to vent the bottle so that Otto can keep chowin'! It also promotes proper, healthy neck positioning during bottle feedings. The best part is if you or baby isn't satisfied with your bottles, you can return them for a refund! I don't know another company who stands behind their bottles with that promise.
Preparing for the arrival of a little one is a hectic time, and when that arrival is during the busy holiday season it makes it even more crazy! I'm so glad to have learned about Chicco NaturalFit bottles and can't wait to see how Otto takes to them
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