1. Will the Bebe Bottle Sling work on my carseat?
We have strived to make this baby bottle holder work on all car seats through the use of velcro/snaps. Some car seats don't require the use of any of the velcro/snaps while others do to cause the baby bottle to align properly. See the packaging instructions for further details regarding your particular type of car seat.
We have tried the baby bottle holder on the current carseats and as far as we know it will work on all commercially available carseats. However, if you purchase the baby bottle sling and find that it will not adjust to your handle, please call and inform us of the problem. We will do everything we can to make the sling work on your handle or we will refund your money.
2. Will the Bebe Bottle Sling work with my baby bottle?
The large velcro strap will adjust to all bottle diameters including the large AVENT™ baby bottles and the small individual sized juice bottles. In addition, the bottle sling will work with angled baby bottles through the use of a snap. See the packaging instructions for further details regarding angled baby bottles.
3. Will the Bebe Bottle Sling cause the baby to choke?
Some doctors object to propping the baby bottle in place while the baby is lying down flat. In addition, doctors warn about letting the baby sleep with the baby bottle in their mouth. The fear is that the baby bottle will continue to drip milk/formula into the mouth of the infant when the baby is asleep causing the baby to choke or that the baby will not be able to get the nipple out of their mouth when they are finished feeding.
The Bebe Bottle Sling only works in conjunction with an infant carseat, which positions the infant in a semi-upright position. This is the optimal position for baby feeding as it reduces the possibility of choking and helps prevent ear infections caused by a build up of fluids in the ear when feeding while lying flat. In addition, there is nothing forcing the bottle into the mouth of the infant when using the bottle sling. The baby must suck the nipple into their mouth; therefore, it is very easy for the infant to spit the nipple out as they would a pacifier. However, depending on the type of nipple used, the baby bottle may continue to drip milk/formula after the child is no longer sucking. To minimize dripping we recommend cross-cut nipples (see more details in FAQ #4 below).
NEVER leave the baby unattended while using the baby bottle sling and NEVER allow the baby to sleep with the baby bottle in their mouth. Pediatricians agree that the baby bottle sling is safe to use when the bottle sling is used properly and the instructions on the Warning label are adhered to. Whether you're holding the baby bottle, using the Bebe Bottle Sling, or some other bottle prop device, baby bottle feeding is something that babies acquire better skills for over time. You should find that after your newborn/baby has had sufficient time to get use to baby bottle feeding, you will be able to introduce the Bebe Bottle Sling as a welcomed substitute for your hands. We hope you enjoy the extra help and convenience that the Bebe Bottle Sling provides when you need it.
4. Will the baby bottle drip while hanging in the bottle sling?
The answer to this question depends on the type of nipple used. Standard nipples with a hole will continue to drip even if the baby is not sucking on the baby bottle. In this instance it is best to place a bib on the infant and be careful to notice if the baby seems to be playing more with the bottle than feeding. If this occurs, the baby bottle should be removed as the infant is probably not hungry.
Cross-cut nipples, however, will not drip. These nipples have an X or Y shaped cut in the nipple instead of a hole. They allow the baby to suck in as much or little of the milk/formula as they want. This type of nipple is ideal for use with this baby bottle holder and they can be purchased from a variety of manufacturers in the most popular nipple shapes.
5. Can I use the Bebe Bottle Sling in a moving vehicle?
We do not recommend using the bottle sling in a moving vehicle. Should you become involved in a collision or simply stop or turn suddenly, the baby bottle could cause injury to the baby.
6. Will the Bebe Bottle Sling cause my baby to be lazy?
More so than baby feeding by hand, the bottle sling will actually cause the baby to want to grab the bottle and manipulate it. Pediatricians agree that the bottle sling enhances hand-eye coordination. Testimony from customers has revealed that babies learn how to hold the baby bottle by themselves sooner when using the bottle sling.
7. Shouldn't I hold the baby when bottle-feeding so that they know I love them?
Yes. We are not advocating the use of this baby bottle holder all the time when feeding your infant. The bottle sling is there when you need an extra set of hands, which may be several times a day or a couple of times a week. Babies are loved and nurtured in many different ways, not just during feeding. For mothers of multiples it is very difficult to hold each infant every time during baby feeding.
8. Can I order the Bebe Bottle Sling in Different Colors?
Currently the bottle sling is offered in 4 colors and animal styles as well as the original red canvas with black binding. We are always looking for ways to improve the product so if you have any suggestions for new styles please let us know.