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- Dana

Life Now + Dr. Brown's Newest Brand Ambassadors

Life Now + Dr. Brown's Newest Brand Ambassadors

It's been a while since the blog has been updated. As you might know I've been transitioning from being a SAHM + Blogger to a working mom + blogger. A lot has been going on... we are still remodeling our home, just celebrated Ava's first birthday (photos to come soon!), working full time + mommy'ing full time and somewhere in there managing to put together a few projects for the holidays. 

And just look at that face, she is the shining light that keeps me going :) 

One thing I'll always have time for is making sure I use the best tools for my girl as she develops. Sometimes the best, is the same. Recently we've been asked to join the Dr. Brown's team as one of their new 2016-2017 brand ambassadors! This could not have been a more natural collaboration because as a NICU baby, Ava's first bottle feeding system was Dr.Brown's. When she started feeding therapy in the hospital, the Dr. Brown's anti-colic system (preemie-leve l3) was what our nurses and nutritionists used-- she immediately took to it. I've been married to DB since then--one of the only bottle brands I know that cater specifically to preemies.

The vent and nipple create a vacuum free feeding, which helps reduce colic and reflux. Dr. Brown's is what we've used in the NICU up until now. I've always used the classic BPA free plastic bottles-- I know glass is the new trend but to me they've always been easier to manage and easier for baby to hold.

Now that she is older, however, I thought we'd move on to our big girl glass bottles. I LOVE THESE. They've been easy to clean and Ava seems to have adjusted to the wide bottle neck pretty well. Another thing I love is that I can use this system with or without the vent-- this is the new 'Options' system that Dr. Brown's offers. 

As we purge out our home for a less cluttered lifestyle I find myself being drawn to products that are simple and most effective for my family. This is just it, as they are easier to clean and maintain. These glass bottles have been dropped, banged and have been flung around but still manage to stay intact and look brand new, something you don't get with plastic. Ava is at a stage now where she likes to hold her own bottle during feedings. I was initially worried about the glass slipping or being too heavy. Turns out that she didn't have a problem with this at all and with the anti-slip bottle sleeve it's perfect. 

Life has been B-U-S-Y guys but I'm enjoying it and grateful for every little drop of it. I'd love to hear about some of the things you have at home that make life easier with your little ones. It's been a while, let's catch up!  

The Tree Farm Adventure

The Tree Farm Adventure

The Original Gerber Babies

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