It amazes me these days how much technology helps me on a daily basis. I remember my first access to the internet in 1995: Dial-up AOL. I can still hear the sounds of the modem whirring and waiting an eternity to hear that sweet, sweet sound of “You’ve got mail!” Now, when my kids have a question I can look up the answer in the blink of an eye. My kids are constantly saying, “Ask Google!” I can order Halloween costumes without going to Target and having the kids want to buy all of them. And I can deposit checks without even leaving my house. The future is now!
Now, technology can help simplify one of those mundane baby tasks — preparing a bottle of formula — thanks to Gerber’s BabyNes system.
Whether you know from the get-go that you want to bottle feed or because of necessity — going back to work, low supply — you choose to do a combination of formula and breastfeeding, you want to make the process as easy as possible. There is simply enough to think about without having to stress about formula and bottle prep. (Side note: When I had to formula feed two of my NICU newborns, I was glad the hospital just “gave” me the formula; if I’d had to actually decide on one during that stressful time, my head would have exploded.)
With “breast is best” being a mantra of many, parents often want to know that the formula they’re using is going to be right up there with that gold standard. If you’re combination feeding, you want an option that your baby will be able to happily switch between. You know how breast milk changes over time as your baby’s needs change? Well, the BabyNes system by Gerber was developed to mimic that amazing phenomenon. There are six six BabyNes formulas tailored to babies’ changing needs, so no matter how old your baby is, you’ll be staying in sync with breast milk.
So, in addition to the formula being suited to be gentle like breast milk because of Gerber’s Comfort Proteins — small proteins easy for your baby to digest, the system prepares the bottle in less than a minute. The formula flows from the capsule into the bottle and is measured, mixed and at just the right temperature. What could be easier?
You can buy it online at Gerber and Amazon or in stores in the NYC area at Buy Buy Baby and Giggles. Or, if you’re lucky, you can enter a giveaway! Gerber is hosting a giveaway of one BabyNes machine and one box of formula.
So if you’re planning to formula feed, this is a system to consider! Go on and enter to win! I’ll just be over here waiting for someone to invent a diaper-changing machine. —Erin