I believe this was featured on Oprah a while back. I seem to remember it's kind of like a sling to hold a bottle. The baby doesn't go in there, it just holds bottles for you so you have a free hand. At least that was what I thought.
I love you guys, those links gave me a good chuckle, esp the over-the-shoulder bottle holder! I never would've found about those products in a million years...and now at least I'm enlightened, LOL! I didn't check to see how much those things cost, but I'd much rather be spending my money on another carrier!
Oh Lordy, that Paci-Feeder is horrible! I guess if you had multiple babies and couldn't bf for some reason it would make sense, but it seems so clinical! I think the inventors should have to eat their meals this way and see how they like it!
Do I need to move this thread? Where???? What the?? Hunh?
I actually saw this at BabiesRUs today.... alongside the "nursing blankets." I can't believe they have this stuff at Babies RUs but carry only one lousy sling (am I really surprised, though? Sigh). Although I did see the Playtex Hip Carrier thing.... so that was cool to have SOMETHING go mainstream.
That paci feeder is the worst thing I have ever seen!
Now the over the shoulder feeder thing doesn't seem nearly as terrible after seeing the paci feeder. Actually the over the shoulder thing doesn't seem all that bad at all. It looks like it helps to hold the bottle in the correct manner so that the baby can see mommys face and not get air bubbles in their bottle. AND the parent is holding the child. I wouldn't recommend this to someone, but for those who do have to bottle feed it doesn't seem too terribley aweful.... especially when compared to the paci feeder! Now that is really icky.
I agree with wemoon, what is wrong with the Gabriel Feeder thingy? I mean, how many of us NAK with one free hand just that way. Of course breastfeeding is better, but not everyone can for various reasons. And it would be great for dads or other caregivers--at least it encourages holding instead of the awful bottle propping I see everywhere around me.