huh?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Isobel - posted on 10/14/2010

9,849

0

286

hands free FROM THE BOTTLE PEOPLE...not the baby...the second link is a photo

Isobel - posted on 10/14/2010

9,849

0

286

they meant, hands free from the bottle...so you can hold your baby with both hands...did nobody look at the picture?

don't get me wrong...it's still a dumb product, but they are not suggesting that they hang the baby off a bottle that is attached to their chest lol.

Jodi - posted on 10/14/2010

3,562

36

3907

"Why is everyone in such a hurry to have their children hold their own bottles? Roxanne COULD hold her own bottle but I typically took that time to sit down and snuggle with her. I didn't realize "holding a bottle" was a milestone to watch for?!"

Believe me, it comes in handy when you have a bunch of other children too :) Mind you, I always enjoyed feeding my babies myself, but with Taylah, because sometimes I'd have the other 3 kids aorund and they had needs too......life was a little easier once she learned to hold her bottle occasionally :)

[deleted account]

Why is everyone in such a hurry to have their children hold their own bottles? Roxanne COULD hold her own bottle but I typically took that time to sit down and snuggle with her. I didn't realize "holding a bottle" was a milestone to watch for?!

This conversation has been closed to further comments

46 Comments

View replies by

Johnny - posted on 10/15/2010

8,686

26

322

I want one of those baby mops the next time around. Such a good idea!

@ Dana. I loved that diaper service. It was the easiest thing ever. They gave you a large pail and 2 large bags. You just dumped the diapers, as is, into the pail and they picked up the bag from your front door and left a bag full of clean ones. They were always unbelievably clean (you could have felt comfortable rubbing them on your face, seriously) and had absolutely no smell at all. Although, I do them at home now and they come out the same. The only difference is that I don't have their awesome odor proof bags, those things rocked, and I dump my solids in the toilet.

I just stopped using them because it is way way cheaper to do your own. I spent $280 on everything, and my only costs are hot water. The service was $17/week.

If I have another baby, I will use the service again for the first few months. And then I'll switch back to my already paid for diapers.

Tara - posted on 10/15/2010

2,567

14

114

LMAO.
I wouldn't use it and if someone I knew got one I wouldn't be able to keep a straight face. And any guy who would be willing to strap one on like that gets a thumbs up for bravery!! lol
Oh and whoever posted the links to the other ones like the baby mop, thanks for the hahas. I needed a giggle.
:)

[deleted account]

OMFG! Haha! That's EXACTLY what it looked like except it was white. I'm even pretty sure that's the same model. Haha!

[deleted account]

I loved that cloth diaper service and I think they did too BUT she grossly over valued her business and the rule is that in order to get the money they have to agree to give you ALL the money you asked for. I don't think it's that they didn't think it was a good idea? I LOVE that show!

So, you actually used that service? How was it? How did it work?

Johnny - posted on 10/15/2010

8,686

26

322

Man, what I wouldn't have given for a device that would have held on the pump so I could have just done something else or gone back to sleep. Those Dragon's also turned down the cloth diaper service I used when Michaela was first born, but it rocked. I loved it. Perhaps they should bring in an actual mother to assess the mom tools. They'd probably approve the contraption from the original post while denying one for a "hovering baby sling" that puts no weight on your shoulders. hmmm....*heads to crazy scientist lab*.....

Charlene - posted on 10/15/2010

631

29

25

Dana, it's to hold the pacifier in place so it won't fall out of the baby's mouth!!!

I think the idea behind this might be an okay one, IF the nipple was actually like the mother's. I would have loved for Craig to be able to get up some nights with Gracie to give her a bottle.. but she wouldn't take bottles. So if this was able to duplicate a real breast so that the DADS don't have an excuse not to get up, I'd be all for it. :P

Otherwise, I think it's a money grab. ;)

[deleted account]

Has anyone ever seen "The Dragon's Den" or I'm not sure the US version's name of it? There was a woman who came on the most recent episode and tried to pitch a hands free bra designed to hold two electric pumps so you could do other things while pumping. I thought it had some merrit but apparently the dragons didn't! lmao.

Jodi - posted on 10/14/2010

3,562

36

3907

I had seen a couple of them before and when I went to look for the links, I found some others. Honestly though, a couple of those links you need to look through at some of the other really stupid stuff, they are so funny :)

Bonnie - posted on 10/14/2010

4,813

22

262

OMG what else are they going to come out with. I miss feeding my babies and being able to snuggle with them like that! There is no way I would use this product.

Dana - posted on 10/14/2010

11,264

35

495

Haha, at first I read the article and thought, "why not", then I saw the picture and laughed my ass off. It seems pretty ridiculous to me but, I also breast fed. If someone else wants to use it, who am I to say.

Leslie - posted on 10/14/2010

134

26

13

HAHAHA, whats the point. I'be breast and bottled fed both my boys. I cuddle them either way. This is pointless and silly. Plus it looks retarded! I feel sorry for the person who buys this.

[deleted account]

Lol totally pointless gimmick. Logan is 10 months old and in the past two days hasn't had a bottle, we've switched his morning and evening milk to being in a cup, but prior to this he didn't hold his bottle, he doesn't hold his sippy cup either. The HV said it's nothing to worry about and tbh I think it's more to do with him being lazy than anything else lol or perhaps just so used to me doing it!

[deleted account]

Not totally weird, Emma. Some kids just like to be independent. I had to come to terms with the fact that my daughter is that way. Not a snuggler, wants to do everything by herself, will sit and work at something until she figures it out instead of asking for help. I'm not complaining, though! I would give her a bottle of expressed milk once a day so I could be hands free while cooking. She loved it, I loved it. If she could have nursed without me, I'm sure she would have...lol.

Stifler's - posted on 10/14/2010

15,141

154

604

Lol I have one kid and he's like 8 months I'm kind of glad he can hold his own bottle. Half the time he won't let me snuggle and feed him anyway but wants to lie on his Pooh couch and drink it himself. He's been like that for AGES only he wanted to sit on the couch and have me stick the bottle in his mouth and threw a tanty if I wanted to hold him. He is a weird kid.

[deleted account]

Yes, I can totally understand that. Multiple children can complicate things sometimes. My SIL used to prop up her 2 month old because she would take 45 mins - an hour to finish a bottle.

Rebecca - posted on 10/14/2010

232

41

11

lol Laura, there are definitely other ways of bonding with your child if you don't breastfeed. I'm unable to breastfeed and even I saw your humor. ;)

[deleted account]

Its pointless, my son has been holding his own bottle for the last month and hes 5 months old. I would think something like that would even delay certain things like a baby holding there own bottle.



edit- Just one more thing to waste money on.

Isobel - posted on 10/14/2010

9,849

0

286

yeah, it's just making a profit from the mothers out there who feel guilty cause they can't breastfeed and are obviously in need of bonding with their children (because you obviously can't if you bottle feed)

*a joke, for those of you who don't know me...or don't understand me ;P

Rosie - posted on 10/14/2010

8,657

30

321

pointless. from the looks of it i would be more handson, and close to my child when feeding from a bottle the regular way. seems like a lot of work and money to spend on something that you can do just fine without.

and as a side not, i accidentally put bible instead of bottle when typing this earlier. some type of freudian slip?? hmmmm...i'm a weirdo.

Rebecca - posted on 10/14/2010

232

41

11

Hands free from the bottle or not, I found it took me both hands to both breastfeed AND bottle feed. So really, the term "hands free" shouldn't be relevant with this product at all.

C. - posted on 10/14/2010

4,125

35

242

Laura, that was a bit rude. Obviously Tah did not read your previous comment. Sometimes people click on the thread itself instead of the page button (to go to the last post.) I do it, too.



And I think this gadget is ridiculous. Absolutely pointless, IMO.

Tah - posted on 10/14/2010

7,412

22

400

okay...so is the baby suspended in mid air while you do something with your other 2 hands...im confused...i used my hands while i bf so i don't get it..

[deleted account]

LMAO, that is hilarious! People really do look at parents as walking ATMs don't they!
And breastfeeding was certainly NOT a hands free thing for me. I needed both hands.

Becky - posted on 10/13/2010

2,892

44

93

I think the thing on Meet the Fockers was an SNS.
I don't think I'd use it. Like Sarah says, it seems like it would be very time consuming getting it all together.

Nikki - posted on 10/13/2010

5,263

41

574

It's interesting to say the least, wasn't there a version of this on Meet the Fockers!! I suppose some women maybe interested in it if they were unable to BF due to a medical condition and they were craving that skin to skin bonding, but personally I think there are better ways to bond with your baby.

Sarah - posted on 10/13/2010

1,499

10

41

Hmmm...I don't know about that. It seems like it would be a waste of time trying to strap the thing on, get it in place, situate the bottle, etc. I would rather just hold the bottle...but that's just me.

Rebecca - posted on 10/13/2010

232

41

11

Hmmm... So is it just like a bottle that's held at nipple level? How is that breastfeeding? O.o Gotta love what people are spending money on these days!

Jodi - posted on 10/13/2010

2,694

52

175

I wouldn't use it, I don't consider breastfeeding a "hands free" operation as I still have to hold my child anyways and usually stroke her hair, cheek or hold her hand with my other hand. I would also be concerned about the bottle leaking all over the place, not only on baby but on my clothing, couch, the harness itself etc etc.
Not to mention, there is a fake breast you can buy that has a realistic nipple with a tube behind it through which you can feed breastmilk or formula already and that is much more realistic than a bottle harness if you're going for the breastfeeding experience.
Very interesting product though, it will be interesting to see if it catches on or not!

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms