Turn Baby Bottle into Cute Stuffed Animal with Bottle Pets @bottle_pets

My sweet newborn niece does not quite use the large bottles to feed, she is doing both breastfeeding and some formula, last I knew, but she is so tiny that a normal 8 oz bottle is not in use yet. Keeping that in mind, there will be a time when Olivia needs to use the larger bottles and thanks to Bottle Pets my niece will have a stylish, soft bottle cover for her tiny hands. A ladybug and cow Bottle Pet have been sent for Olivia as a baby gift to my sister and brother in law.

ladybug bottle pet

Bottle Pets are a soft, stylish, cuddle bottle cover and are currently retailed at $19.99 on Bottle Pets website. If purchased on site BottlePets.net then you will also get free shipping. This product was created by two Moms who were looking to find a fun way to feed their baby. Sometimes feeding a baby can be difficult, at times if your baby is overly fussy it can turn into a screaming fest and put the first time parent into tears. Bottle Pets make for bottle feeding to be more of a fun event, capturing the attention of your little one with the bright, but not over stimulating colors and animal options.

The Cow Bottle Pets

Olivia is now four days old and will enjoy her cow and ladybug Bottle Pets soon enough but for now my sister thinks these are absolutely adorable.  With a variety of choices such as Cow, Ladybug, dinosaur, rabbit and more, every new parent will be able to find that particular animal that you are fond of to pass on a love of that animal to your baby once it is bottle feeding.

These plush Bottle Pets are super soft with vibrant colors. You can also find Bottle Pets at wholesale dealers in some locations, to see if you have a Bottle Pets wholesale store near you visit the Bottle Pets Wholesale Purchase website.

Keep up to date with Bottle Pets on Facebook and Twitter.

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Issues Every Mom Should Consider Prior to Birth

There is no doubt that welcoming your baby into the world will be one of the most magical points in your life, whether you conceived the little one yourself or if you had the help of a good Samaritan donating eggs, but you do need to be prepared before he or she arrives. Before your baby arrives, you may wish to consider how long you would like to breastfeed, when and how you would like to wean them, and if you are going to vaccinate.

When it comes to feeding your baby, there is no doubt that breast is best. However, many mothers find that they have a hard time deciding when to stop and where they feel comfortable with feeding. You will most likely be told by your doctor that the World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for at least six months, but many moms like to extend this period as their baby is being weaned. Although there is no upper recommended age limit to breastfeeding, many women choose not to continue for much longer than 12 months. Extended breastfeeding comes with benefits; your baby will have increased exposure to nutritious milk and their immunity will be strengthened. However, breastfeeding is not always compatible with working and some moms find that their loved ones feel uncomfortable. In addition to this, think about where you feel happy breastfeeding. An increasing number of mothers do choose to utilize breastfeeding shawls so that they can feed in public, but it is okay if you do not feel comfortable with this.

There will come a time where your baby requires more than just breast milk and he or she will need to be weaned. Current guidelines state that weaning should occur at six months. Before you bring your baby into the world, consider how you wish to approach weaning. Now more mothers are moving away from the traditional puree food method and are instead practicing “baby led weaning.” Baby led weaning involves allowing your baby to feed themselves rather than you feeding them. Many mothers do report that their babies sleep better once they lead their own weaning, while some mothers feel uncomfortable about potential choking hazards. It is often best to choose what fits your family.

Finally, one of the most important decisions you will make is whether to vaccinate or not. Allowing your baby to have his or her routine vaccinations means that they will be joining thousands of babies who are protected against highly infectious and dangerous diseases, such as diphtheria and meningitis. However, a very small minority of children experience seizures and other side effects, which does deter many mothers. It is important to remember that the chance of your baby experiencing side effects is rare, but it is a factor you should consider before vaccinating. You may also feel that your baby would be better developing his or her immune system at all. No matter which route you take with any parenting choice, an educated decision is always the best one.

The Decision to Breastfeed

Since I am going to be at Type-A Parent Conference and of course have to plan that trip and such I decided now would be the time to bring up some of my really old blog posts. I am talking from 2008-2009 era, I hope you enjoy and if you were not a subscriber back then well you will get some new content topics to comment on! Happy Reading!


Making the decision to breastfeed is a very personal one, many people have heard horror stories and many may have family who feels this is not an okay thing to do. Whatever your decision ends up being, this article is about those who finally made the decision to breastfeed. Just some of the many stories & opinions other Moms and myself have heard are:

  • Friends who had babies and thought breastfeeding was just disgusting.
  • You are limited on what food you can eat, and can not drink alcohol.
  • Public breastfeeding is condoned.
  • Mom who works outside of the house can’t breastfeed.
  • Breastfeeding will take up all your time.
  • Breastfeeding babies sleep less and wake more often for feedings.

I am sure many of you have heard other stories that just make the decision to breastfeed even harder. I would like to touch on all the points above with a rebuttal:

  • Breastfeeding is not disgusting, honestly, how can such a natural way to feed our baby be deemed “disgusting”. Before formula was created Moms had no other choice but to use the method they were born with to feed their babies – their breasts and with advanced technology a mom can now pump and feed a baby breastmilk in a bottle if the nursing on the breast seems “disgusting” to them.
  • Although it’s recommended to eat a proper diet and get proper amount of fluids into your system to help keep your energy and milk supply up – really you don’t “have” to change your diet. I personally still eat hot Italian sausage, pizza, and much more. Although eating high fatty foods will make you more sleepy, really you can eat whatever you want honestly!
  • Public nursing has become something that society is accepting. The more moms choose to breastfeed the more society will accept this natural ability to feed our babies! Many restaurants will even allow you to nurse at a table while eating dinner {although I am not yet comfortable doing this myself}. Some states have even created laws to protect a Moms right to nurse in public!
  • If you are a working mom – who works outside of the home or inside for that matter – you can still breastfeed your baby. There are so many ways to get around this – pumping ahead of time and storing milk in the freezer – this allows the care giver to feed your baby while you are away! Breast milk may be stored in a freezer for 3-4 months and still be good to use!
  • I personally feel that formula feeding takes up more of your time than breastfeeding. Think about it – when you want to get out the door fast you don’t have to pack anything extra – babies food is always there because it’s YOU.
  • I will say based on my own personal experience breastfed babies do seem to wake more often than formula fed babies in the beginning, but so do most formula fed babies. It’s all in the baby and his/her age really!

The fact that you can’t drink alcohol while breastfeeding just got better. No more pumping and dumping, thanks to a product invented by Julie Jumonville. The product is called Milkscreen and it was created to help extend the life of breastfeeding and give woman a tool to make sure they are not passing anything negative onto baby if they occasionally consume alcohol! Milkscreen is affordable and is one of the products that makes you say, “why didn’t I think of that”. Head on over to UpSpring Baby to find out more about MilkScreen and buy yourself a kit today if you plan on or think you may occasional consume alcohol while breastfeeding!

I hope this has helped shed some light on the decision to breastfeed.

Giveaway Blast Day # 14 Bye Bye Boobie Party E-Book

Today is day # 14 of the 30 Day Countdown from TX to NH Giveaway Blast! That means in 16 days MommaDJane is coming from TX to NH via plane to stay with my family and I for 3 full nights, wow is she in for a shocker! Not only will we be meeting for the first time in real life EVER I plan on taking this city girl to my family farm … she has lived in the country before, but never has she experienced my father’s side of the family … They are fun, adventurous, they kick loose and yeah they are big time farmin’ people! Don’t worry Dwan I will make sure Dad doesnt’ cook any squirrels for ya!

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So today I get to talk about a fantastic e-book, It’s A Bye Bye Boobie Party! This is one Mom’s weaning story, compiled into a “how to” guide or advice e-book that will help you learn a fun way to wean your toddler who is breastfeeding. In no way is this an e-book telling you that toddler nursing is bad, good or in between. This is one Moms story of how she weaned two children successfully and how you can find hope in another method other than just allowing your child to “cry it out”.

After successfully pulling off the Bye Bye Boobie Party with her first born, she attempted it with her second born and voila – it worked! She was so amazed that her technique worked for two children that she knew something had to be written to help other moms wean their child without too many tears!

I am a HUGE supporter of breastfeeding! I nursed my first born for 9 months when she simply no longer wished to take to the breast, my second born for 8 weeks when I decided I couldn’t keep up with constant feedings, and my last born is now 10 months and refused to nurse about a month or less ago.  I found a lot of support through my mom friends online when nursing, because I don’t have any friends locally who nursed, and so I am very happy to help promote this e-book written by Stacey Larcque.

Now the exciting news is I will be giving this e-book to ONE lucky person who follows the rules laid out below.

Giveaway starts today and ends at 12am on July 15th

FIRST ENTRY: Visit It’s a Bye, Bye Boobie Party web page and tell me something you learned from reading the page. Leave a comment below.

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Giveaway Blast Day # 2: UpspringBaby Milkscreen


Today is day # 2 of our Giveaway Blast, and I am so excited to be offering a product from Upspring Baby that is perfect for nursing moms who may wish to have a glass of wine or drink an alcoholic beverage without doing the “old school” pump n dump. The term pump n dump is when a breastfeeding mother has consumed any level of alcohol and then as a means to not allow baby to consume it she pumps her milk and dumps it out, allowing the milk baby drinks to be without alcohol.

With UpSpring Baby Milkscreen you no longer have to weigh the guilt that comes with drinking any amount of alcohol while breastfeeding, because with one simple test you can detect whether there is alcohol in your breastmilk or not prior to nursing baby! Click here to see Milkscreen in action. Milkscreen comes in a box of 3, 8 or 20 test strip packs.

UpSpring Baby was excited to hear about our giveaway blast and has offered the chance for ONE LUCKY READER to win an 8 PACK OF MILKSCREEN.

Giveaway starts today and ends June 26 at 12am EST

There are many ways to enter to win, but FIRST you must complete the following FIRST ENTRY: Visit UpSpring Baby and come back here to this blog post and leave a comment with what you like most about MilkScreen.

Would you like additional entries? Here are more ways to enter – please leave one comment for each additional item completed and yes current subscribers count – so leave a comment!

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Good luck to everyone!

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