Because I still harbored some hopes of being able to continue breast feeding and because I knew I had a very. slow. flow. I sent my husband to the nearest baby supply store with implicit instructions to purchase a bottle system with the slowest flow available. He came home, with a system called Nursin' Smart by Innobaby.
The system is awesome for a few reasons, none of which mattered to me at the time since I just needed something to feed Little G with that would hopefully match the outflow and feel of my own breast. The bottles are made of medical grade silicone so you aren't purchasing another plastic bottle option. They collapse on themselves if your baby has a proper latch which is great for keeping your baby from getting too gassy...sort of like the plastic inserts in some Platex bottles, but instead of having to purchase a two year supply of inserts you just need one bottle. And they come with a spoon attachment for when they first start solids and a straw attachment for when they are ready to move on from the bottle.
In all, I truly love our bottles, but truth be told, I never tried anything else, so I am sure most options out there are just as good and have just as loyal a following
However, my all-time, most-favorite baby product ever is also from the Innobaby company and I never would have discovered it were it not for my Googling my bottle system and happening upon their website.
So, what is this magic awesomeness I speak of?
Behold, the Packin' Smart: As you can see from the pictures, it is a tower of up to five components that stack together. Each one has a removable funnel/spout that you can use for dispensing formula into a bottle - um, hi!! GENIOUS!! Other awesome features include only-taking-up-the-size-of-its-footprint-in-a-diaper-bag; super durable construction with a very secure click-in-place stacking function; and they are phthalate, PVC and lead free and can go in the dishwasher.
I am telling you, this system of awesomeness was my life saver time and time again as I packed multiple containers of formula for baby and snacks for mommy and headed out the door daily.
Even now with Little G eating solids I can toss in a pancake, mini-bagel, some frozen golden beet cubes and we are good to go. Of course, I have to be careful with the frozen beet cubes to make sure that they don't leak when they defrost since the containers are for dry foods only. Which is their only drawback in my mind.
But, the smarty-pants designers over at Innobaby have solved that little dry-food-only issue by developing the Packin' Smart Stack-n-Seal system!!
Oh yeah, this puppy does everything the regular stack-n-seal does but you can use it with liquids as well! I am telling you, this is by far, without question, the most useful, awesome, convenient, problem-solving baby paraphernalia item I have come across to date.
Disagree? Tell me what your favorite baby product is.