***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
When Sophie was a baby, she had a horrible case of reflux. It was so bad that she simply couldn't get comfortable during feeding time. She would cry, writhe around in pain, and just be completely miserable. Any mom knows how helpless you feel when your little one is uncomfortable and in pain. It's awful.
Now I was attempting to nurse at the time, so I changed my diet thinking that maybe she had some sort of sensitivities. This did not help, much to my frustration. I pumped and tried bottle feeding using traditional bottles. Still no improvement.
So I asked our pediatrician if she had any recommendations. Of course we added medication for the reflux, but she also suggested we try Dr. Brown's Bottles. I had seen them before, and thought they looked intimidating with all of the extra pieces used in their bottles. Still, we rushed out to buy some, and never looked back. It seems that Dr. Brown's did the trick, and my daughter could finally eat in peace! (This is because Dr. Brown's bottles offer vacuum-free feeding, and eliminate the uncomfortable ingestion of air bubbles.)
Now, I hate to admit it, but Sophie and Xander are no longer babies. At 3 and 4 years old, they're officially "big kids". (My uterus is aching as I type this!) Thankfully, Dr. Brown's offers some amazing feeding products perfect for toddlers and big kids like mine, too!
In addition to feeding products like cups, sectioned plates, bowls, and some pretty ingenious flatware, Dr. Brown's also offers some fantastic new Healthy Wipes. They're got Pacifier and Bottle Wipes to make sure all the icky germs are eliminated from baby's bottle, pacifier, or sippy cup. There are also super-gentle Nose & Face Wipes perfect for a quick wipe down after eating or playing, or to get those boogies off of little faces. Also, Dr. Brown's Tooth & Gum Wipes are a great way to promote early oral hygiene. These are a yummy grape flavor, and are flouride-free. They are flavored with Xylitol, so no worries about excess calories or sugars here, either! The best part? All 3 Healthy Wipes varieties are naturally derived and free of alcohol, parabens, and pthalates, making them a safe choice for your little ones.
Now on to the fun, colorful feeding products! Dr. Brown's offers a wide variety of meal time products that are easy to store, easy to clean, and perfectly sized for little people.
We love their divided plates the most. Each plate has 3 defined sections, which is ideal for the picky eater who insists that one type of food cannot touch another. (Yes, I deal with this with my 3 year old, Xander.) Using these plates, I can place fruits and veggies, protein, and breads in their own "safe" place. Oh, and I should also mention that these plates feature fun designs that little ones are sure to adore!
We are equally crazy about the cute feeding bowls. They are very durable, feature cute animal characters, and have non-skid bottoms so there's minimal slipping and dropping. These bowls are also fairly deep, which make it easier for kids to feed themselves. These bowls are great for older babies, toddlers, and even bigger kids.
Another awesome product is the uniquely designed Spatula Spoon. These may look a bit strange, but trust me...They are a must have. I love the fact that the flat, spatula like design makes getting food on the utensil super easy, even for beginning self-feeders. These are also gentle in baby's mouth since there is a soft edge. Oh, and these babies also double as jar scrapers. Have you ever struggled to get that last bit of food out of a jar? Well, these utensils take the hassle out of that, too!
Do you like to snack on the go? Well, Dr. Brown's Has got you covered there, too. There is nothing worse than running errands just to hear "Mommy....I'm Huuuuuuuuuuuu-gryyyyyyyy" coming from the back seat. I don't allow my kids fast food very often, so I try and make sure I have nutritious, wholesome snacks in tow.
The Dr. Brown's Snack-A-Pillar Stackable Snack and Dipping Cups are always in my diaper bag, filled with things like grapes, granola, organic crackers, and cheese cubes. I love the fact that these cups have very secure screw-on lids to keep food in, and I also really like the fact that these cups can be screwed together, almost like a "snack tower". There is no digging through tons of kids' stuff needed when I use these. Snacks are served before any tantrum can ensue.
Dr. Brown's also carries both hard and soft-spouted training cups. These are wonderful, because they're truly spill-free. These cups use the same no-vacuum technology as their bottles do. This means that the ONLY time liquid will come out of the cup is when a child is drinking. My kids have thrown these cups, full of juice, and I was delighted to find that I didn't have any messes to mop up.
Overall, I am loving both the Solid Feeding Line and the Healthy Wipes from Dr. Brown's. These products are kid-friendly, and make my life as a busy mom so much easier. So even if your baby is no longer a baby anymore, Dr. Brown's has a ton of great products to help make the transition to being a "big kid" fun and easy. That's right. Dr. Brown's goes way beyond bottle-feeding. (Although I do have to say, their bottles are a God-send, too!)
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I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will receive an awesome Dr. Brown's Prize Package which includes the same items I received for review. (Not the same...These will be shipped to you by the brand. My kids have not slobbered on them. Promise.)
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Dr. Brown's Long Spatula Spoons
Dr. Brown's Divided Plates
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Dr. Brown's Training Cups
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud Mom of 3 amazing kids. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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