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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Chicco Meets the Feeding Needs of Babies One Stage at a Time with NaturalFit!

Disclosure:
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Chicco. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating.

Chicco's new NaturalFit feeding system

My very first encounter with Chicco, that I remember, happened by accident about five years ago with the purchase of an umbrella stroller.  That stroller was a Godsend.  I needed a good, sturdy, compact stroller with a high weight limit and Chicco delivered.  That stroller made many a trip to the children's hospital much easier on this mama and well, it still looks great!  As a matter of fact, my oldest grandson enjoys the smooth, comfortable ride these days.  But this blog post is not about my old stroller. This is about a new product line from Chicco:  the NaturalFit feeding system (pictured above).

The NaturalFit system is designed to meet your baby's feeding needs for every age and stage during the bottle feeding months.  The bottles are sized appropriately and labeled distinctly for each stage.  The box includes the month range, along with details on how baby eats at that stage and how NaturalFit meets the specific needs.

My little twin grandsons have been testing NaturalFit products in our home for the past month.  At first, I thought we might have a problem since we received one sample for each feeding stage and well....we have two babies.  OMG, y'all.  TWO babies.  2.  At one time.

However, our boys are on a slightly different feeding curve, so it actually worked out.

Sorta.

One of the twins eats great.  He has a healthy appetite and takes the bottle well.  The other twin...not so much.  He has reflux, takes small amounts at a time, and generally struggles with feeding.  Needless to say, he isn't a very happy baby.

We started using the 0+ bottles with them.  The smaller one was perfect for our struggling eater's snacks, while the larger bottle worked well for our big eater.


We LOVE the design of these bottles!  If you use powdered formula like we do, the wide mouth makes it so much easier to add the powder without making a mess.  Also, the tilted nipple design seems like a no-brainer.  Why aren't all bottles made like this??


"Struggling eater"


"Fat boy"

(Notice how totally different they are??)






I wish I could say that the NaturalFit feeding system cured our little one's feeding issues.  I wish I could say that both boys absolutely love these bottles....but....I can't.

I think we waited too late.  I think if we had started with these bottles earlier, we may have solved some of our initial feeding struggles.  Or maybe we should have started with a different stage within the system instead of basing the stage by the number of ounces they each take.  In all honesty, we didn't even think about that until yesterday.  (duh.)  We are not giving up!  We will move up to the 4+ and the 6+ when the time comes. You just never know, right?  These bottles are worth it.


We had every intention of using those nursers with the drop in bags, but these boys are Plain-Jane.  They prefer the basic bottle and nipple.

Go figure.

This is so much nicer...

NaturalFit for 4+ months
 If you are expecting a baby soon, you should definitely check out NaturalFit.  The bottles are reasonably priced, offering quality you expect from Chicco.  Their pacifiers are adorable, too.  We loved the 'Deco' style and the silicone, too.  Perfect for your newborn or as a shower gift.  You can shop for these products at buybuy BABY.

As far as Chicco's NaturalFit in our home?


There is always hope.






















I mean, he seems excited...







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