Review: Bottle Pets baby bottle covers

I received a Dylan the Octopus Bottle Pet to review.

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Bottle Pets are machine-washable baby bottle covers. Shaped like stuffed animals, these plush toys are practical and fun. They work to help insulate the baby bottle and encourage early hand-eye coordination skills. Babies will find it easier to hold their own bottle by grasping their Bottle Pet. Bottle Pets meet or exceed all statutory safety guidelines and have undergone rigorous safety tests.

Bottle Pet designs include: Riley the Bunny, Sammy the Bulldog. Drew the Ladybug, Gracie the Pig, Dylan the Octopus, Bailey the Cow, and Charlie the Dinosaur.

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Since I decided Baby J was a little too old to test out Bottle Pets (although he loves plush toys), I gave Dylan the Octopus to my husband’s cousin (going to call her “A” in this review).

Her little one is five months old now, and “A” told me that he loves to hold the Bottle Pet. However, they weren’t able to easily use their Tommee Tippee bottles with the Bottle Pet, so that was a drawback for them. The website does state that Bottle Pets are one size fits all. From what “A” told me, it was difficult to get the wider Tommee Tippee bottles into the Bottle Pet, but it’s possible.

The Bottle Pet is designed to actually slide the baby bottles into the Bottle Pet from the bottom. There’s a YouTube video HERE that demonstrates how to do this. “A” suggested the Bottle Pet brand consider a future zipper design on the outside that would allow parents to zip the Bottle Pet around the bottle, so the Bottle Pet can more easily fit a variety of bottle styles.

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To see photos of the Bottle Pets in action, visit the Bottle Pets online photo album. Visit Bottle Pets to learn more and to purchase. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Which is your favorite Bottle Pet?

Note: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Review: Wexy eco-friendly snack bags

*I received a complimentary pack of Wexy snack bags to review.*

Reusable snack bags are a great idea, but sometimes you need something you can toss. Maybe your child needs a “brown bag” lunch for a field trip. Maybe you’re sending your baby to a church nursery or daycare, and there’s a possibility your reusable bag may get misplaced. There’s also the cleaning issue. Have you noticed that reusable snack bags often pick up a soapy smell and taste, whether they’re washed by hand, washing machine, or dishwasher?

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Moms Carie and Tracey created Wexy after realizing children with a gluten intolerance or food allergies often feel left out by the bright packaging on many kids’ food products ins tores. Wexy eco-friendly snack bags feature four “monsters.” Sammy the Surfer is gluten and dairy-free. Bailey the Bubble Maker loves organic foods. Scout the Soccer Player makes healthy snacks, and Dusty the Diver loves raw foods.

These BPA-free bags can be reused, but they are also biodegradable. They’re even made with 100 percent recycled materials, and they’re made in the USA!

Our Experiences:

No complaints here! I like the monsters on the bags. They’re really cute and fun, and they do attract Baby J’s attention. He’s immediately curious to see what’s in the bag. The bags hold plenty of snacks. Definitely enough for two snack servings for Baby J.

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The bags feel thin and a little fragile (I’m guessing because they’re biodegradable?), but I haven’t had one break on me yet. I’ve had bags getting squashed around inside a diaper bag, but, again, no breakage.

I’d love to hear from someone who has put these bags in their composter! I’m curious to know how quickly and well they biodegrade.

Buy three packs of Wexy bags (28 bags in each) on Amazon for $12.99. Or purchase a single box of 28 for $3.99 on the Wexy website. To learn more about Wexy, click HERE.

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Review: Nuby SoftFlex Infafeeder

*I received a complimentary Nûby Natural Touch SoftFlex Infafeeder to review.*

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Designed for babies six months and up, the Nûby SoftFlex Infafeeder is a BPA-free silicone bottle with an attached spoon. The silicone spoon is soft on gums, while the 5oz. bottle holds just the right amount of food. Since the spoon is similar to Nûby nipples, it helps babies transition from liquids to solids. The Infafeeder also features an anti-colic base to help little tummies.

Our Experiences:

The Nûby website says the Infafeeder is meant for six months and up, but I noticed the packaging says three months and up. We exclusively breastfed until six months, but I know many moms who start giving their babies cereal around four months. This would definitely work well for baby cereal.

The opening on the spoon isn’t very large, so you can use the Infafeeder for purees, apple sauce, yogurt, baby cereals, and anything that’s very liquidy or watered down. If the baby food has chunks in it, it’s not going to fit.

The Infafeeder breaks down into four parts for more thorough cleaning and sanitizing. When you place the rim (screw ring) back on the bottle, the notch from the rim must line up with the tab of the bottle. If they don’t fit together, the bottle will easily pop off while you’re feeding your baby…which is VERY messy. You also want to pull the bottle up, so it’s sticking out above the rim. Watch this video demonstration by Nûby for clarification.

*The video is for the Nûby SoftFlex Silicone Nurser, but the bottles are the same. Only the spoon/nipple parts differ.

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Baby J and I both think it’s pretty cool! I think before too long I can show him how to use it himself since he’s older, but the Infafeeder is definitely perfect for transitioning from liquids to solids, especially if your little one has been using the Nûby Natural Touch SoftFlex Silicone Nursers. In fact, if you have one of the nursers, you can buy the silicone spoon separately to use with your nurser. Voila! Your own SoftFlex Infafeeder.

The Nuby Natural Touch SoftFlex Infafeeder is available at these retailers:

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