Today I’m writing a post of the sort I’ve never written before. I’m telling you all about a product that doesn’t technically even exist yet. It’s called BARE, and it is a bottle that is going to revolutionize the way women who need to use bottles (for whatever variety of reasons) feed their babies.
It won’t surprise you at all to hear that this bottle was created by a mom who was struggling to find a good feeding solution for her baby. Moms are so smart! It is truly air-free, and is designed so that if you need to use a bottle only part-time, the baby is still learning about proper latch and is much less likely to start preferring the bottle to the breast, as the bottle is made to mimic the breast in a way like not other bottle on the market. As a mom who worked and breast-fed, I think this is exciting news. I bought the most breast-friendly bottles that I could, but breastfeeding was still a struggle and Darah weaned herself earlier than I would have liked.
Here’s a diagram to show you how the bottle is designed to keep the baby interested in the breast.
Even if your child is weaned from the breast, this bottle still has some incredible benefits, such as the fact that it helps babies learn how to only take what they need. It also keeps babies from feeding while fully lying down (such as at night when going to bed). This keeps milk from being a comfort item/sleep aid and keeps it as a source of nourishment. That’s not to say that you couldn’t give your child any milk before bed, but this would keep a baby from going to bed with a bottle and sucking on it even when no longer hungry. Make sense?
Additionally, the air-free feature of the bottle keeps baby backwash and air out of the bottle, which virtually eliminates bacterial growth that can happen so easily and spoil the milk, often without moms and dads ever realizing what happened until they are dealing with a baby with an upset tummy 30 minutes later.
Ok, so the bottle rocks, but it isn’t yet on the market. Why am I telling you about it now? Because Priska, the founder, is trying to get enough sponsorship to actually turn the concept into a reality. There’s a project running for her at a very cool site called Kickstarter.com. She’s getting sponsors by selling bottles in advance, basically. You can read all about the various sponsorship levels. You can even be a sponsor for just $1 (every single dollar counts!). To be eligible for a free bottle when they are made, a $15 donation is needed (that is the ARV of the bottles, so it really is just like buying a bottle in advance).
So now I’m asking you, my readers, as moms and dads, grandparents and anyone else who has a little tiny love in your life, to help this truly awesome bottle be able to hit the scene. Support a mompreneur with a product that will make life a little less hectic for new parents! I have just signed up at the $15 level, myself, so I’m not just talking the talk, I’m also walking the walk!
Please let me know if you jump in and support this project at any level!
Disclaimer: I have not received any free product in exchange for this post, but have been compensated for my time by QuestionMoms.com. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.