On Christmas Eve I received a super fun package on my doorstep from Dr. Brown's:
I posted this picture and everyone was coming out of the woodwork saying, "Oh yeah! Dr. Brown's! They're the best! That's what we used! Only bottle my kiddo would take!" And I'm sitting here thinking, "Where were you 5 months ago when my child started to refuse her bottle?! Just kidding, friends. I'm glad you have a brand you love and that worked and that allowed you to leave your child for more than 4 hours. Sort of. ;)
But this package, you guys?! I received two of their super fun Christmas bottles to try, as well as a sippy cup, bowls, divided plates, spatula spoons, and three packages of wipes: Nose and Face, Tooth and Gum, and Bottle and Pacifier.
I don't even know where to start because all of their stuff is pretty top of the line. Like I mentioned, Becks doesn't take a bottle because she is perfect in every way so she figured she needed something to keep us grounded. The bottles I got have the smallest nipple, so I am going to get the faster flow and see if she'll take them. Everyone I know that uses these bottles LOVES them though.
|*all images taken from drbrownsbaby.com unless they are of a super cute baby girl names Becks :)|
I was happy that Dr. Brown's sent me some feeding accessories to try because 1. I run the dishwasher every other hour it feels like and I needed some extras! and 2. Their stuff is awesome! I have been using the divided plates for Blythe because I think the portions are just about perfect for her and I love that the bottoms of the plates and the bowls are non-slip because, you know, toddlers.
However, when I pulled out the spatula spoons I was like, "What the heck are these things?!" And then I read the description and I thought: Some brilliant woman somewhere that has fed many, many babies designed these suckers! Check them out:
Normally when feeding Becks [or any baby], I try desperately to "scrape" the excess off with the spoon but spoons are not made for this. Spoons are made for spooning. And then along came Dr. Brown's spatula spoon. See how the end is flat? And just like you would scrape out the extra
I was also excited to see the sippy cup in the box, because I had just been talking to some friends about transitioning our babies to a cup. I wish I would have gotten this cup a little sooner, because I'm afraid Becks has grown attached to a different one. I like the one she uses alright, but it leaks a lot more than the Dr. Brown's does and it doesn't have a lid. I would choose this one for her, but sometimes the baby wants what the baby wants. And nobody puts baby in the corner. Or something like that, right?
The wipes they sent me are also great. I usually have regular baby wipes with me, but I can tell that these are made for a different purpose than the "bum bum" [as Blythe would say]. Becks has had a touch of a runny nose lately [and it's a miracle that is all she has given the FLU that was in our house!], and the Nose and Face Wipes are so much softer and work a lot better when her poor little nose gets crusty [< for lack of a better word]. And they have moisturizers in them to keep the nose soft!
I haven't used the Tooth and Gum wipes much yet, but the pacifier ones are nice to have in the diaper bag when we're out and the paci falls. [Sidenote: I am not the mom who washes her children's pacifiers nearly enough. When I say "and the paci falls" I mean like on a public restroom floor or in a mud puddle or in another child's mouth. Which is strange given the fact that I tend to get "germed out" really easily-- I can hardly handle the thought of amusement parks or touching escalator handles. But my children's pacis? Meh. Terrible. I know. Which is why these wipes are pretty great! If I have them I will use them and you all can rest assured my children are not sucking on Ebola.] All of their wipes have natural cleaners in them, which is good to know when you you're dealing with things as gentle as their mouth and nose. Especially on a face as precious as this one:
Basically, this stuff is all pretty great. For real. I am grateful that Dr. Brown's sent me these products in exchange for this review because they are products I use every single day.
Like I mentioned, I got this package the day before Christmas and things were a bit hectic, but Dr. Brown's has TWO of their Christmas bottles to give away to one lucky winner! I figure a great bottle is a great bottle even if it has a picture of Santa on it! So if this is a product you would love to try with your little one, or know someone who would like it, all you have to do to enter is as follows:
Leave a blog comment [or comment on link to this post] letting me know which Dr. Brown's product you think would get the most use in your house.
for an additional entry "like" Dr. Brown's on facebook and let me know that you did in your ^same^ comment.
I will announce the winner on this blog on Friday! You have until midnight on Thursday [January 8--TOMORROW] to enter! Good Luck!