I really did try hard not to write this post. Especially as I think Nickie has it covered in her ‘bad idea’ post. I urge you if you’re reading this to go and read her post before reading on as it covers it in so much better detail then what I can. I’m blogging to vent my frustration more than anything. The frustration that any parent would ever need to even think up an invention like a bottle bib. Have we got to busy for our kids that we can’t even take time out of our day to sit and hold a bottle up for them?
It worries me that a mother would actually want to invent something like this, I think selling something like this offends mothers everywhere as well as offending our children. There are so many questions this produces such as if it’s safe but for me the fact it’s being marketed as something to replace the parent feeding the child just leaves me gobsmacked. If worrying about getting her ironing done overfeeding baby, she really needs to rethink her priorities in life. For me the ironing can wait, would rather be spending that time with the baby. Though saying that I don’t think iron, big fan of the ‘hang it up & let the creases drop out’ method.
My advice to that mother would be that if you’re to have a second child sometime in the future why not think outside the box and try breastfeeding while the baby is in a sling? I can guarantee it’s much safer than your silly contraction. Hey, it’s even got the benefits of being both great for you and baby. I admit I’m selfish in loving breastfeeding with how I can do so much at the same time as feeding him, hey I don’t even have to hold a bottle up to his mouth. You, my dear, are just simply selfish by not wanting to do any of the work parenting involves. It might have been ok if you would have just chucked this idea out there but the fact it was followed with sentences like how frustrating it is holding a bottle is just told us what kind of parent you are. The fact you deleted your facebook page after receiving such negative feedback (what were you expecting?) told us you don’t have faith in your product. Am I guessing this so-called bottle bib concept won’t be going anywhere then your wild imagination?
I think I’ve qualified in the school of motherhood as there’s nothing more I would rather be doing then holding a bottle to feed my child and having that precious one to one time with them. Take it from someone who no longer has a baby in the form of her toddler who would much rather be running wild then having a 5 minutes peace and quiet with his mother, we do have it but not one where I’m in control. I’m savouring every minute of feed times with Dylan as I know it won’t be long before he’s joining his brother in the running wild.