It never dawned on me that with my third baby, things that I was good at with baby one and two, I might not be as good at, or even successful with the third time around. That saying, “third times a charm", rings a bell, however with this little guy, he had is own agenda.
Each baby truly is so different, and nothing could be more true with our third. After a high risk pregnancy, a premature birth, and a short stint in the NICU, my little man arrived home calm, and happy to be here! He slept, ate and cuddled like clock work and this mama had felt like she hit the jackpot. With a previous GERD baby, and one COLIC baby, my husband and I were expecting it to be way different. However, while baby was rather easy, my milk production and breast feeding was not.
My milk came in late, and because he was premature I had to pump around the clock. Along with that, while in the NICU he was being supplemented via NG tube every three hours so his blood sugars would not crash.
When we were finally released he was nursing just fine, and things seemed perfect. However, as each week passed he hit rapid growth spurts, and my milk could not keep up. I knew as a third time mom what I needed to do, I just wanted my baby to be fed and happy.
I turned to the bottles which I trusted for all of my children. 7 years ago with my colic son (in image below) we used the Playtex Baby™ Nurser® with Drop-Ins® Liners. He loved those bottles, and mama felt the same way. I also loved using the Playtex Baby™ VentAire®, which has a unique Anti-Colic Bottom Vent helps prevent air ingestion for less gas, spit-up and fussiness! (Once you have had a colic baby you know just how important this is!)
I also looked to Playtex Baby for the soothers, because in the NICU all the babies are given soothers. So I made sure to transition him to a Playtex® Ortho-Pro® Pacifier which was perfect for his tiny mouth.
I knew with the sterile liners, it was one less step for mommy and daddy when prepping bottles. Daddy also felt more confident at just how easy it was to pop in a liner and have a bottle ready to go right away.
As a busy working mom of three, only needing to sterile nipples quickly in the microwave, is one reason I found the Playtex Baby™ Nurser® with Drop-Ins® Liners so much more convenient.
Along with that, because I am a working mama, my babe joins us on filming days, in meetings or comes along for road trips. Instead of having to pack a handful of bulky bottles, the liners allow me to only bring one nurser bottle, a baggie of sterile nipples and a few liners! Easy!
Having a colic baby in the past I have dealt with the gassy bubbles a well! This was another reason why we loved the PlaytexBaby™ Nurser® bottle. With the liners, we are able to push all the air out of the bottle, meaning no air was getting into our little ones tummy.
Lastly, as a third time mom I knew that giving the other two children opportunities to share in special moments like feeding the baby would be key to making a happy transition once the baby arrived.
One of the tips we received on our social media, when asking how to help our youngest adjust to a new baby- was to let her feed him. This was an amazing idea, as you can see in our vlog below- she just LOVED that chance when she got to feed her little baby brother.
Oh, actually I have one more reason why I loved having baby on the bottle. It meant that mama could actually get some down time or a break because now anyone could help with the feeds! Mamas, if this is baby one for you, I can’t tell you just how important that is (and how amazing it feels).
If you are looking for a bottle to help with colic or that are super easy to use (especially for hubby) you can find them here:
· Nurser Bottles amazon.CA: http://tr4ckit.com/ivr3
· Nurser Bottles toysrus.CA: http://tr4ckit.com/f38m
· Nurser Bottles walmart.CA: http://tr4ckit.com/6sd5
· Soothers amazon.CA: http://tr4ckit.com/k68i
· Soothers playtexbaby.CA: http://tr4ckit.com/lclg