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Date nights have become something that Derrek and I plan once a week so that we can have some one on one time to reconnect. Now that we are outnumbered by our children, this has become a number one priority to keep our relationship healthy. When Nolan and Harper were both infants, getting away was really hard for me to do because neither of them would take a bottle. I was blown away by how quickly Scarlet Reese took a bottle when we used the Playtex® VentAire™ Bottle. When Mercy was born, I waited a few weeks to try a bottle but when she had her first bottle, we used the same!
I breastfeed, so the times that she uses a bottle are very few and far between. I honestly feel like this makes her extra picky when it comes to the times that she does have to use a bottle when I am not around. Not only is it important for my peace of mind that Mercy will take a bottle of milk while I am away from her, it makes the person keeping her feel less anxious as well. Derrek is often times, the person that keeps her while I get a few hours of alone time to myself. I go to the gym every day and I feed the baby before I go but if she gets hungry while I am gone, I know she will take a bottle. It’s also comforting not having a time limit when Derrek and I do go out on our weekly dates and the kids are with a sitter.
Derrek gets so tickled telling me how Mercy nurses from her Playtex® VentAire™ bottles when he keeps her. He says that she looks up at him with sheer amazement and sucks her milk down as quickly as possible. She doesn’t fuss or cry for him and he can enjoy his time with her. Their connection is really important and him being able to feed her makes him feel more in tune with her because she is breastfed.
The Playtex® VentAire™ bottle is a great fit for all babies but especially those that deal with gas, spitting up and/or fussiness which makes #ForBetterBeginnings for everyone in the family. The anti-colic bottom vent helps keep air at the back of the bottle while the baby drinks making sure that the milk doesn’t mix with air and gets it in the tummy easier. I think that it’s really important to find a bottle to fit your baby’s needs above anything else and the Playtex® VentAire™ bottle is a no brainer in my book. As a #PlaytexMom, I highly recommend to all of my followers and their friends and family to try the Playtex® VentAire™ Bottle when breastfeeding just isn’t an option. You can buy the VentAire™ bottles on playtexbaby.com.