We Love the Minbie Glass Bottle

As you all know, I mainly breastfeed, but at night when supply is low I have to supplement with formula in order to satisfy her. We were exclusively using the munchkin latch bottle since birth, but as she got older, she wasn’t really liking it anymore. The only reason we used it was because it was the only bottle that made her open wide enough to get a good latch which overall helped us be successful with breastfeeding. Lactation consultants will tell you not to give a bottle cause it will cause nipple confusion and blah blah blah, but honestly, we had no such issues since she favored the breast overall. Once she reached 3 months, we decided to try out the Minbie bottle. I was hesitant to try it because of it’s weird looking design but we had already established breastfeeding well so I wasn’t too worried on trying it out. Once we used it, she ended up liking it more than the munchkin latch, probably because it mimics the breastfeeding technique.

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Using a bottle also gives time for baby and daddy to bond too. (and of course gives mom a little break)

12023203_10153538245075365_693546886_nI do remember at first when we tried using it, no milk would come out and I was thinking to myself that this thing must be plugged… but nope, you really need to use the same breastfeeding technique with this bottle that eventually my little babe got down. I even tried to suck it myself and nothing would come out, but once I used my tongue underneath the teat and put it towards the roof of my mouth, it started to expel which is how babies suck on the nipple.

If your newborn has become used to other bottle-teats, he or she may have difficulty feeding from a Minbie teat. This may be an indication that your baby’s instinctive feeding technique has been damaged.

What’s Minbie Made of & Do They Work With Other Bottles?:

Minbie is made from the highest quality German sourced soft silicone, certified biocompatible.

Minbie is compatible with a number of standard wide-neck baby bottles (49.5 – 50.5mm Outer Diameter). However, due to the constant arrival of new designs on the market, they cannot guarantee fit with other brands. They therefore recommend the use of their own 120ml glass bottle or 180ml bpa-free bottle.

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This bottle does need to be held upright like the instruction booklet shows, otherwise it will leak from the vent area. I know my little one is starting to become hands on and will try to move the bottle all around so if you notice wetness on the bib/clothes after drinking, you’ll know why.

I’d love it if the glass version came in a bigger size, but know that that would possibly hinder my little one from ever being able to hold it correctly since glass is obviously heavier.

Overall, I have no complaints and we’ll use this bottle for however long she’ll allow us to.

“This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media. All opinions expressed above are my own and are not influenced in any way.”

I’m Crafty, Sort of… Go Check Out My Etsy Shop!

I’m reblogging this over here from my more personal blog since crafting is a fun little side gig of mine that I thoroughly enjoy. Read it over, give us a follow if you wish and leave us some comments if you’d like to see anything added or if you have an idea in mind. After all, we’re good at making it cute!

 

So whenever I have a little free time, I have been using it to put together these paper mobiles with a friend of mine who’s also “Jenn”. I originally started one for my sisters baby shower since I thought it was creative and cute. The first one took forever since we were just starting out, but now that we got another method down it doesn’t take too long once we get into rhythm and keep baby occupied at the same time (thank god for gigglebellies on youtube)

We don’t just make paper mobiles though, we do button animals/shapes/letters on canvas, banners for birthdays, baby showers, weddings, kids rooms/nurseries, paper cupcake toppers, typography on photo paper and more. If we can think of it, we’ll probably do it.

I have so many DIY crafty designs running through my head, but don’t want to get too ahead of myself here until we start making some sells since there’s no point in having all of these items sit around with no one to buy them.

Which is why I am posting and sharing here; we need to get our name out there, if you’d like, please go give us a favorite on Etsy, we’d really appreciate it.

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We can do custom designs as well, so if you have something in mind and want to work with us, let us know in the comments or you can send us a message over on our Make it Cute Facebook page. Once we reach 100 likes on Facebook we’ll have a fan discount.

DIY Crafty Designs – We Have An Etsy Shop Called Make it Cute!

So whenever I have a little free time, I have been using it to put together these paper mobiles with a friend of mine who’s also “Jenn”. I originally started one for my sisters baby shower since I thought it was creative and cute. The first one took forever since we were just starting out, but now that we got another method down it doesn’t take too long once we get into rhythm and keep baby occupied at the same time (thank god for gigglebellies on youtube)

We don’t just make paper mobiles though, we do button animals/shapes/letters on canvas, banners for birthdays, baby showers, weddings, kids rooms/nurseries, paper cupcake toppers, typography on photo paper and more. If we can think of it, we’ll probably do it.

I have so many DIY crafty designs running through my head, but don’t want to get too ahead of myself here until we start making some sells since there’s no point in having all of these items sit around with no one to buy them.

Which is why I am posting and sharing here. We need to get our name out there, if you’d like, please go give us a favorite on Etsy, we’d really appreciate it.

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We can do custom designs as well, so if you have something in mind and want to work with us, let us know in the comments or you can send us a message over on our Make it Cute Facebook page. Once we reach 100 likes on Facebook we’ll have a fan discount.

5 Things You’ll Need to Be Successful With Breastfeeding

Don’t get me wrong, I am no pro nor am I stating I know it all.

I had a difficult time being a first-time mom venturing into the breastfeeding world in the beginning. I thought it would be easy, but it is/was the hardest thing I have done, AND yes, that includes giving birth.

I had a really bad couple of days at first, so much so that I would break down into tears from the sheer terror of trying to get my baby to latch on correctly while I cringed in pain. I wished I had done more research since no one around me breastfed effectively before I had given birth, but as I said before, I thought it was going to be a piece of cake.

These are some of the things that helped me with breastfeeding and I hope they help you too!

 

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Baby update, it’s been 3 months already!

Wow, where has the time gone? I never expected to be updating this blog as frequently as I had been updating it since having my little one but now I feel like I have no time to myself at all when I’m the one who stays home with her.

So, since she just woke up from her 15 min catnap, I’ll make this quick.

Things are going better with breastfeeding, thank god. I’ll be doing a post on that in the near future if my husband can watch her long enough without coming to me saying she’s hungry cause she’s fussy. 😉

She’s now 3 months old and so BIG. She’s as tall as her cousins who are 4 and 2 months older than her. It’s kind of scary. I get asked how old she is all the time and they assume 5 or 6 months, and I’m like nope, she’s only 3, but this was when she was 2 months. lol

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She’s happy and healthy and I love her to pieces, even if she doesn’t let me do anything besides take care of her all day. 😉