When we opened it, I was so ecstatic to find that they mailed it to us all the way from Australia! How awesome is that?!
When we opened it, the bag had a nice letter from Minbie. A bottle (which I had no idea was coming!) and a 3+ month nipple. The bottles are available in either 120ml glass or a 210ml BPA-free plastic bottle. The nipple is made from high quality silicone. They are available in a wide range of flows from x-tra slow for your newborn to advanced for your baby who is 6 months or more. The newborn feeding kit is perfect as a gift or first time mom. It includes a plastic bottle and slow flow nipple.
I right off the bat was very intrigued by the design - it's an elongated nipple that seems so much like breastfeeding, I was really excited!
So was Palmer, apparently. Because I had barely pulled it from the packaging when she scooped it up and started sucking on it! I have given her a bottle three separate times now, each time from the Minbie, and each time she has drank it like a champ! The Minbie has helped our non-bottle-taking 9-month-old to take a bottle as if she has had one since 9 weeks! Fabulous!
I liked this diagram the best from the Minbie website, to show just exactly WHY Minbie is a better nipple design that other bottles. Why it's best for a baby transitioning to a bottle. Or even a baby transitioning FROM the bottle to be breastfed. I think the best part is the elongated nipple - it sits farther back in the mouth, just like a mother's nipple does! We are only a few weeks in, and the real test comes when she takes the bottle from someone besides me! Hopefully all goes as smoothly as it has thus far. If you have a baby struggling to take a bottle, you should order the Minbie here. If you have a baby you have been supplementing for some time and want to wean back to the breast, you should order the Minbie too!
I haven't recorded her yet drinking from it, because life with four kiddos is pretty chaotic, but I will tonight and add it to the blog! Thanks again Minbie for the amazing product to review!