Alana, our third daughter, was born on April 30th. Another beautiful, precious, and HUNGRY baby girl. She took to nursing right away, thank goodness. But I think I “conveniently” forgot the unbelievable amount of pain those first few weeks bring! In between feedings I pumped to get some relief. It seems, Miss A, has quite the insatiable appetite, so no milk has been stored, it’s all used! With the two older sisters wanting to be little-Mommy’s, this worked out great… bottle feeders!
We had 3 kinds of bottles here already, I am not kidding, and none really were winners with Alana. My favorite kind didn’t cause fussiness, but it dribbled out the side of her mouth, so I guess the nipple wasn’t the right fit for her. Then we were contacted by a Similac rep to test out their new Similac SimplySmart bottle. I was mailed an 8 ounce BPA free bottle, along with the Powder Cap (I’ll get into that more in a minute), to test out. Ta-da, this one works great! I guess since Similac has 85 years of feeding expertise and feedback from more than 2,500 moms, they figured something out that would work. I am happy to report that there were no leaks, bubbles, fussiness or gas (other than the normal poop explosion every 3 minutes—- so it seems). The SimplySmart system has a nipple that is shaped similar to the breast and then they have this cool venting system called “Intellivent” that helps with the amount of air Alana would take in… hence the no fussiness or gas! The best part, especially when handing a bottle of breastmilk off to a 3.5 year old, is “SmartClose”. There’s a handy blue shield that shows up when the top is properly secured which means no leaking in transport or feeding!!!
Because I haven’t used formula yet, I didn’t get to use the EasyMix or Powder Cap features.
Here’s what they are though:
·EasyMix™: This innovative mixing device is only found in Similac SimplySmart and is designed to help reduce bubbles and clumps.
·Similac On-the-Go™ Powder Cap: A unique cap keeps powder and bottle together and holds enough powder formula for up to one 8-ounce bottle to help busy moms on the go. Cap sold separately. So glad to add this fourth type of bottle to our cabinet, especially knowing how well it has worked!!!
“Disclosure: I received a free Similac SimplySmart bottle compliment of the Similac brand. No monetary exchange took place.”