I just put the finishing touches on the kids bag for our trip to California for the holidays and all that’s left is to pack their blankets and bottles in the morning before heading to the airport. Both babies are sleeping soundly and I can almost forget that Lincoln was up for almost 14 hours today. This will be my last time attempting to adjust children to a time change gradually before a trip. Luckily miss Adelaide has been taking the slight adjustments better than Lincoln and has still been doing her 13 hours at night (with one wakeup), regardless of when she goes down. Today I’m partnering with Philips Avent to talk about the switch we made to Philips Avent Anti-Colic Bottles last week and how it’s helped; I’ve been SO happy with the improvements!
Adelaide has been a difficult eater from the beginning. She’s been bottle fed since about 18 hours old and we tried SO many different bottles (I was the crazy mom overnighting multiple bottles to our house because anything. for. more. sleep.). We never found something that really seemed to work for her and even though she’s grown out of most of her air gulping eating tendencies, the switch last week has shown a big improvement. She is calmer when she eats and the majority of the milk gets into her belly instead of onto her face. She also spits up less and settles very quickly after her one early morning feed. <happy dance>
It’s something I WISH I’d had those early weeks with Lincoln. We were brand new parents and I had every intention of breast feeding. Someone had given us bottles and when I needed to feed Lincoln some pumped milk, I didn’t even think the reason for all of ensuing issues could have been the bottle. Until three days later when I made the connection. Three days of not sleeping for more than 10 minutes at night. And now I’m convinced every parent needs to have one of these on hand. Whether you’re bottle feeding or not, just in case.
I mention it in the video but here are a few things to look for when purchasing a bottle (especially if you’re worried about colic):
- Venting system that allows air into the bottle to prevent vacuum buildup – Philips Avent Anti-colic bottle features a clinicially proven Airflex venting system. The venting system keeps air in the bottle and away from your little one’s mouth to help reduce gas, spit-up and burping.
- Fewer parts – cleaning bottles is a pain and the Philips Avent Anti-colic bottle has a valve integrated into the nipple to allow air into the bottle. The integration means fewer parts for you to clean (and as a mom who has meticulously cleaned lots of other anti-colic bottles, this is one of my favorite parts).
If you’re expecting or have a newborn at home, I can’t recommend these bottles enough. Tried and true- Adelaide approved. Also, I’ll take any wished luck for our flight with two lap babies tomorrow. As unenthused as I am about the idea of paying for another plane ticket, part of me is happy this will be Lincoln’s last plane ride sharing a seat.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Philips Avent.