As we prepare for a new baby in the family, I find that having products ready and on hand that will help with those first few months to be ideal. One thing that can be a dilemma when it comes to preparing for a new baby is the feeding, and the supplies needed for feeding baby.
There are options out there, like if you will breast feed, bottle feed, or both. With these options comes a lot of decisions to be made. I mean, a mom who is preparing for baby, might have mixed feelings, so having products that can help support both the breast and the bottle feeding options is ideal. Recently I was sent a great collection of baby bottles and even some pacifiers from the Chicco NaturalFit Feeding and Soothing line of products to review.
When I have decided on the feeding options for my own kids, I found that allowing others to feed baby by pumping milk into storage bags, allows others to get that bonding experience with baby. Having gone with the breast and bottle when feeding my own kids, I can really appreciate the fact that when a new mom chooses to use the Chicco NaturalFit bottles, they can find that the transition from breast to bottle and back to be made easy! With the bottles that are available for newborns and babies up through those first few months, I like that the nipples are wide and angled, and have a round base. I also like that the nipples are soft, made to feel more like the breast, which in all really helps with that transition.
With the other bottles that are available with the Chicco NaturalFit Bottles, I like that the bottles are made to grow with baby, fitting the different stages of babies development and giving baby both bottles that are great for feeding and that also provide comfort! Then with the pacifiers that we were sent, I like that the nipples on the pacifiers are made to fit babies specific orthodontic development, making the Chicco NaturalFit Feeding and Soothing products a great choice for any parent or caregiver when taking care of babies feeding and soothing needs!
Also when it comes to those late night feeds, the wonderful people from Chicco have provided some results from the 2014 Chicco Late Night Feeding Survey! You can see the results below:
According to the 2014 Chicco Late Night Feeding Survey, forty-four percent of parents suspect their partners have pretended to be asleep to avoid late night feedings. The truth? More than one-third of dads surveyed (38%) admit they have actually done so, but only 28 percent of moms say the same.
To celebrate the launch of Chicco’s NaturalFit Advanced Feeding & Soothing System, which is designed to simplify bottle feeding for parents and their newborns, Chicco USA polled new moms and dads to get the inside scoop on what goes on during the wee hours of feeding-filled sleepless nights.
Some additional findings from the survey include:
· Queen of late night: A whopping 91 percent of moms surveyed agree they take on the majority of the late night feedings.
· Worth the sacrifice: Although late night feedings put added strain on new parents, the bonding between parent and child during the wee hours is worth the lack of sleep. The majority of parents (75%) report those late night feedings have deepened the bond between them and their babies.
· Guilty of faking it: Forty-four percent of parents suspect their partners have pretended to be asleep to avoid late night feedings. Those suspicions may not be too far from the truth: more than one-third of dads surveyed (38%) admit they have actually done so, but only 28 percent of moms say the same.
· Feeding time = Facebook time: Nearly all moms (98%) and dads (94%) who check social media while feeding baby in the middle of the night report Facebook as the social network they are most likely to visit. That’s where the similarities end, as half of dads are most likely to check Twitter (48% vs. 23% of moms) and YouTube (45% vs. 25% of moms) while baby is feeding in the middle of the night; whereas moms are more likely to check Pinterest (38% vs. 16% of dads).
· Sports vs. Shopping: While feeding baby in the middle of the night, moms and dads surveyed are not visiting the same types of websites. Three-quarters of dads who browse the Internet are most likely to visit a sports-related website (79% vs. 17% of moms), such as ESPN.com, or general news site (73% vs. 48% of moms), while moms who browse are most likely to visit parenting (89% vs. 49% of dads) or retail websites (77% vs. 58% of dads).
This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.