Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
Fame or Shame Game #15: Bottle Bibs
“The Scrunch Bottle Bib is the new revolutionary way to protect infants from spillage during bottle feeding. Catching the drips and spills that traditional bibs leave behind, the Scrunch Bottle Bib attaches to the bottle instead of the infant and catches spills BEFORE they reach the tender neck area.”
That’s right. The Scrunch Bottle Bib by Wee Baby was invented by “a proud aunt of four.” Auntie had to hold a paper towel to her nieces’ tender neck areas to clean up milk spillage, until one day she realized… there has to be another way!
The bib attaches to a bottle with a Velcro strap and it cradles the baby’s chin underneath the nipple. The bib is cotton, one-size-fits-all, machine washable and flips over for more usage. It retails for $8 and you can use the “FTPR616″ coupon code for 10% off your order until August 1, 2009.
Now, I’m no rocket scientist, and I don’t know if a rocket scientist could help us here, but… isn’t milk spillage due to simple factors such as… using a nipple with a too-fast flow rate, feeding a distracted or full baby, and maybe plain ol’ operator error?
And isn’t the best spillage solution to monitor the situation and pull back the bottle when trouble begins?
And wouldn’t the presence of the Velcro strap obscure some portion of the baby’s mouth, slowing your response time?
And if a mother had invented this instead of an aunt, would we be critiquing a breast bib right now? Oh, that would be fun.
I can’t tell you how excited I just got in googling for “breast bib” and found the Aussie Booby Bib, but alas it’s just an absorbent pajama top. And there are all manner of ‘nursing bibs,’ but none of them look anything like a fabric beard cradling an engorged boob.
I remind myself… give them time… some plucky young mother will invent one yet. Patience. Patience.
Oh, okay, back on topic… Tell us dear Thinga-readers, is the bottle bib inventor destined for fame or shame… and why? Begin your comment with “Fame because…” or “Shame because…”