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#1 of 25 Old 01-28-2005, 05:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I can't figure this out....

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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.
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I still don't get it....
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yeah I think I saw that too...

Basically it goes over your shoulder and holds the bottle because somehow, holding the bottle with your own hand is too demanding.
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look at this pic
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Well, it certainly isn't babywearing.

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Oh, I already have one of those, its called a BREAST!!!! God, what will they think up next.... oh they already did....
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Do I need to move this thread? Where???? What the?? Hunh?
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Thats almost as bad as that nursing "tent" thing, have you seen those? They look rediculous!
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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!
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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!

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look at this pic
*gasp!* *choke!* *choke!*
we really should be more efficient with our time rather than bonding with our babies...
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Oh, I already have one of those, its called a BREAST!!!! God, what will they think up next.... oh they already did....
ok - I am really getting creeped out now....
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are you serious? we are that lazy>?



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Oh, I already have one of those, its called a BREAST!!!! God, what will they think up next.... oh they already did....


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Do I need to move this thread? Where???? What the?? Hunh?
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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.
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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.

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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.
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what wemoon said :
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And this is still in Babywearing because...... ???

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Ya I'm with wemoon too. The first gadget I found really disturbing when I first saw it on Oprah, but actually I do think it encourages bottlefeeding parents to hold baby close like you do when nursing, and because it is more convenient, it might encourage folks to hold babe rather than propping with a bottle.

The pacifeeder is downright horrible!!!

I don't know why this is still in babywearing, except that there is no 'twisted gadgets' forum.
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I don't know why this is still in babywearing, except that there is no 'twisted gadgets' forum.
:LOL Doubt there will ever be a twisted gadgets forum either :LOL

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Well, I posted this here because I honestly couldn't figure out what is was for.... I still think bottle feeding mamas could get more use out of a sling then this thing. : )
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so I wonder how many mamas got this as a baby shower gift and have used it to prop up the bottle??
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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. [snip]
THANK YOU FOR SAYING THIS!

I bottlefed my daughter EBM from an early start because I didn't have enough proper lactation help in my area. So when I first saw this bottlefeeding item, I thought "How great that would've been with her! Better eye to eye contact and bonding than worrying about how to properly hold her or the bottle.." Then I read all the comments and felt . I know many of you may not have meant it would be awful for all moms, but it still got judgemental here. Besides, how is that mom doing some work any different than moms who nak?

Just trying to make a point.

And I too find the paci-thing to be awful. That's taking it a bit far. But at first glance it did remind me of those hats people wear to sporting events... :LOL
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