Will the Bebe Bottle Sling work with my baby bottle?
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.
Will the Bebe Bottle Sling cause the baby to choke?
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.
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 bottle-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 baby 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).
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 assist/propping
device, 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
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.
Will the baby bottle drip while hanging in the bottle
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
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
the bottle sling and they can be purchased from a variety
of manufacturers in the most popular nipple shapes.
Can I use the Bebe Bottle Sling in a moving vehicle?
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
Will the Bebe Bottle Sling cause my baby to be lazy?
so than bottle-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.
Shouldn't I hold the baby when bottle-feeding so that
they know I love them?
We are not advocating the use of the bottle sling 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 they are being fed.
Can I order the Bebe Bottle Sling in Different Colors?
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.