The last couple of weeks I’ve been struggling with pumping, nursing, adjusting to a new gluten free and dairy free diet, and getting out the door in a decent time frame with 3 kids. Good thing I finally have the diaper bag routine down to the minimal items I need to carry; otherwise, I’d be towing around useless stuff.
Since breast milk lasts 6-8 hours at room temperature, sometimes I will bring an expressed bottle with me knowing it will be consumed at the next feeding. Other times, I bring a bottle and some formula so my other two don’t have to wait while I nurse for 30-40minutes in a store’s dressing room.
Just the other day, we all went to Pottery Barn to check out their Easter items (plus my other two consider it an extension of their playroom where they can try-before-mommy-says-no-to-buy) and after ten minutes of being there Baby G had to eat.
Thankfully, I had with me my newly discovered best-mommy-on-the-go-tool-for-formula-ever! my Similac SimplySmart bottle with the On-the-Go powder cap. It’s an-all-in-one powder to bottle dispenser that allows me to carry the right amount of formula for that particular bottle.
I like that it has an EasyMix “paddle” that reduces clumps (something I hate of powdered formulas) and minimizes bubbles that give Baby G serious gas. The nipple is wide so it reduces breast-to bottle nipple confusion so I don’t have to deal with the “it comes easier out of the bottle” dilemma. Overall, I’ve found it to be a convenient choice if I am out and about and will find myself needing to supplement with formula.
I love finding new tools that make it easier to enjoy my children and do fun things. What could be could be more important than a healthy, growing, and happy baby?
What are some tools that make it easier for you when you are on-the-go?
From time to time, I am sent sample products to try and provide feedback with my opinion. However, I only select to write about those that I truly find beneficial and that fit my lifestyle. While I did receive a sample Similac SimplySmart bottle from Abbott Nutrition, I was not compensated for writing this post and all opinions are my own.