As I arrived at my son’s school one afternoon to pick him up, I was flustered and upset that my eight month old had been crying the entire ride there. I should mention my drive to school is 25 minutes long and it was a terrible feeling knowing that he was hungry and I couldn’t do anything about it, since I was behind the wheel. It was obvious I was flustered and upset, and upon arriving at school, another mother came over to me asked what was wrong. After explaining what the issue was and telling her there was nothing I could do, her response was, “Oh yes there is”. I was intrigued and was all ears. She had heard of this bottle from her friend that is a self feeder and as I nearly fainted of joy, I responded at the top of my lungs, “WHAT? “Is there really something out there like that?” If this was indeed true, it would be a life saver for me. As a mother of three little boys, I am always on the go and this would be like having a clone of myself. As soon as I got home, I searched the internet and I found my new best friend, the Podee. Ladies…this will seriously change your life!
I immediately ordered my Podee and as soon as it arrived, I could not contain my excitement. I ripped it open and jumped at the first chance of using it. At first, I was a bit intimidated since there were a lot of parts, but after using it a few times, I got the hang of it. I had a doctors appointment for my son and of course as we were rushing out the door, it was also time for his bottle. This was it…my first opportunity to use my Podee and I could not wait. I set everything up, introduced the new miracle bottle to him and popped the nipple in his mouth. The nipple that the bottle came with didn’t have a large enough hole so I swapped it out for my Dr. Brown’s nipple which was a perfect fit. At first my son gave me an odd look but when the formula started flowing, he was as happy as a clam. As I was driving and looked in my rear view mirror, I could see him sipping away and I just had to smile. I was thinking how cool it was that he didn’t have to scream and be hungry while we were driving to our destination. As we entered the doctors office, he was still feeding himself and you could not imagine the stares we got. Moms were in awe and could not believe what they were seeing. I could only smile and feel so very proud as I was now part of this secret club. Where have I been all this time?
I always love to support mompreneurs who think of amazing products that are so practical and make our lives as moms easier. I contacted Podee right away, told them how amazing their product was and asked if I could do a review. They sent me an additional bottle, which was perfect timing because one of the parts of my bottle had mysteriously disappeared and I was devastated. You can actually order the parts separately which is really good to know. In any case, I am writing this because I truly believe this product is such a help to moms on the go and I wanted to educate those that don’t know about it, just like I was educated a few weeks before. I posted a picture of my son on Facebook using the Podee and the comments were endless. One Mommy Master fan did say that it should never replace traditional bottle feeding since there is a special bonding time that occurs between mother and child. I completely agree with her. I use Podee when I am driving, on the go to prevent a screaming hungry baby who would otherwise have to wait, or when I need an extra hand. The other day, my son woke up late from his nap and I had to leave soon to pick up my boys from school. I had a lot to do in a very little time. I seized the moment, whipped out my Podee, and began to multi-task. My son was getting fed and I was gathering snacks, drinks for my two older boys, filling up my diaper bag with extra bottles and formula, and getting all of the other 50 items I needed for three kids for the afternoon. As we headed out the door, my son was fed and content and I felt in control, when normally, I would be struggling to get out the door. Let me just say that I love feeding my son the traditional way, watching him suck down his bottle while rubbing his soft cheeks and kissing his head. I would never give that up but that is not what this product is about.
Having used the Podee for a while, I have learned a few tips that I will share with you. First off, if you are using formula mixed with water, try to dissolve as much as you can to avoid clumps before inserting the straw. I have found that the formula will get stuck in the straw, preventing proper suction. In addition, if you are using a nipple with a larger hole than provided, the liquid will drip out if there is any leftover in the straw or nipple, similar if you held a bottle upside down. When my son takes a break and plays with the nipple, it leaks out everywhere. If you are able to put the provided plastic cap on it when not in use, it will save you a lot of wet wipes. The cap is also for sanitary purposes when you don’t want the nipple touching anything or exposed, for example if the bottle is in your diaper bag or on a surface.
The Podee bottle has changed my life and I know it will change yours. I don’t do reviews too often and I will only endorse a product if I truly believe in it. There are some really cool products out there that I have recently been introduced to, and this is one of them. When I discover something that is so neat and useful like the Podee bottle, I of course have to share it with other moms. We are always looking for a third arm and an extra hand and this is definitely a solution!
Definitely get this product as soon as possible! You will be amazed at how many people will stop you to learn what it is. Post a picture of your little one using the Podee at www.facebook.com/mommymasters. Enjoy!!!
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The Podee Baby Bottle is a welcome solution to today’s busy on-the-go parents. When it comes to feeding your baby there is no better hands-free option.
The Podee Baby Bottle has been available in USA for over 20 years – more and more parents are using Podee.
The Podee Baby Bottle is a complete system that includes an 8oz / 240ml BPA free, PVC free and lead free bottle.
Parents love to use the Podee Baby Bottle on strollers ,car seats and bouncers or where ever they need an extra hand.
The unique adaptive flow system allows the baby to manage the pacing and amount of flow with ease , making feeding with the Podee always a pleasure.
Podee Baby bottle allows babies to feed in an upright position as recommended by pediatricians. Feeding in an upright position helps reduce colic, wind, ear infections and reflux.
Podee Baby bottles can be used with water, juice, milk , formula or breast milk.
Podee Baby bottles are great for feeding anytime and anywhere.
Podee Baby bottles lets you feed twins and multiples at the same time.